Gee, I can’t play Guitar Hero… or Rock Band… or any other guitar game. Why? Because I’ve played guitar in real rock bands for about 50 years and, to be honest, it’s a miracle I’m still alive. The one thing I always noticed about guitar games is that they leave out a bunch of stuff; the kind of stuff that makes being in a working rock band a very unique experience. No amount of pushing buttons as colored notes fly by on a TV screen can ever capture that experience. So, in order to illustrate this point, I’m going to share some the experiences I’ve had while wearing a six-string slung too low for too long to give it up now. Some of these might not be suitable for those with week stomachs, but what the heck… LET’S BOOGIE!
MARTY DIBERGI: I WANTED TO CAPTURE THE… THE SIGHTS, THE SOUNDS… THE SMELLS OF A HARDWORKING ROCK BAND, ON THE ROAD.
I was in a punk band called DEFEND THE KEG and we’d gotten a show in Reno, Nevada, which meant cramming all the gear and four guys into a black Ford van which….
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