The Electric Guitar, dear spacefans. It was conceived in the 1930s by jazz musicians as a way to match the volume of big band horns. With the help of LEO FENDER, and artists like BUDDY HOLLY, CHUCK BERRY, and BO DIDDLEY, it evolved to dominate popular music in the 1950s and 60s. And with the help of electronics and controlled substances, it ascended into space in the 1970s — a mission that, like NASA, continues today (with somewhat reduced funding) under the guidance of an international group of dedicated guitar-o-nauts.
Here at Hearts of Space we've been documenting the evolution of the guitar since 1985, from electric to electronic and beyond, with a series called "Space Guitars." We search the starfields and toneworlds for new guitar-o-nauts, and bring you the best. This week: SPACE GUITARS 11.
Music is by BUCKETHEAD, ERIK WOLLO, CLIVE WRIGHT, IGNEOUS FLAME, JEFF PEARCE, and HAMMOCK.