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    Originally posted by catscurlyear View Post
    A red one has flying lessons
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    This post from the Instrument Color thread reminded me that instrument breakers do not end well.

    Hendrix, Keith Moon, Curt Cobain, Garth Brooks - still living but all but invisible. Any other breakers you know of?
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  • #2
    Then there was the NASCAR IDIOT named Kyle Bush who smashed a custom handmade Gibson Les Paul
    Doubt he can even play one
    This was the last straw for me as a fan of the sport
    Last edited by gardo; 01-05-2019, 08:38 AM.

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    • 1001gear
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      Oh man. Not good.

    • catscurlyear
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      looks like that les paul nearly took his eye out.

  • #3
    I attended a Blue Oyster Cult concert back in the 70's and saw some guitar smahing
    Two members of the band facing opposite directions swung their guitars like baseball bats . The guitars were plugged in and made the most awful crash. I thought what a waste
    Last edited by gardo; 01-05-2019, 12:31 PM.

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    • #4
      Originally posted by gardo View Post
      I attended a Blue Oyster Cult concert back in the 70's and saw some guitar smahing
      Two members of the band facing opposite directions swung their guitars like baseball bats . The guitars were plugged in and made the most awul crash. I thought what a waste
      Are they still around? (the two guys I mean I remember the band came through here within the last decade.)
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      • gardo
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        it was the 70's ,some of the details are a little fuzzy

    • #5
      It was an indoor concert but it went something like this. The crash came next

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      • #6
        Richie Blackmore.Beware

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        There is nothing worse than a politician who avoids putting skeletons in a cupboard,they are more likely under the patio.

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        • catscurlyear
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          Ha Ha

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          blackmore actualy looks like he is seeing if this wallpaper is gonna match the carpet ,"oooh! this shades a bit off"

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          He's like, "I wonder if this makes me look fat..."

      • #7
        i went to see Lynyrd Skynyrd at knebworth `76 Allan Collins snapped the trem arm off his Explorer at the end of Freebird

        There is nothing worse than a politician who avoids putting skeletons in a cupboard,they are more likely under the patio.

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          i was there and i don`t remember girls screaming at the band ,the film makers must have dubbed that on later from a beatles concert or something ,.,actualy you could not here the solo at the end of freebird on the day, i think the sound guy cocked up or sabotaged the sound because the band were instructed not to walk down the main front stage "mick jaggers tongue" by the rolling stones it was for the stones headlining and closing the show,,all the other acts had to stay up by the amps. so the story went.
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      • #8
        Then this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Collins
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        • #9
          Originally posted by Charliebrm
          No love for Kurt Russell? First time up and he's 1 for 1.
          Was that the mistake break? Be interesting to see if that develops.
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          • #10
            Haven't seen anybody mention Pete Townshend. He's still alive and kickin.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVG9u_nxWBI
            Eschew Obfuscation.

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            • #11
              We all know about Kurt Cobain

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              • #12
                After Jimi Hendrix set his strat on fire at Monterey, the practice of instrument destruction should have stopped. If was better theater and can't be topped, only copied. Well, The Who on The Smother's Brother Show also deserve top kudos. After all, Pete couldn't even hear right for some time after that over blown stunt. Every other incident just seems like bad theater.
                A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                • catscurlyear
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                  wow pete walks into the smoke and lucky he comes out.

              • #13
                Originally posted by madjack View Post
                Haven't seen anybody mention Pete Townshend. He's still alive and kickin.
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVG9u_nxWBI
                yes but pete shmashed his guitars more than once.after the shows the smashed guitars got "repaired" to be used on the next show... so it was just theater...

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                • #14
                  It would have been nice if, just once, Andrés Segovia, had really gone for it at the end of a gig.
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                  • catscurlyear
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                    along with his chair.

                • #15
                  Originally posted by 1001gear View Post

                  This post from the Instrument Color thread reminded me that instrument breakers do not end well.

                  Hendrix, Keith Moon, Curt Cobain, Garth Brooks - still living but all but invisible. Any other breakers you know of?
                  Pete Townshend has broken probably more guitars than anyone else I can think of.

                  Personally, I greatly dislike the idea. I get the theater of it, and the punk aspect, but I'd rather see those instruments being placed into the hands of underprivileged kids instead. YMMV.

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