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Chris Buono makes music with a guitar, lots of pedals, and good people. To bring this music to the world Chris has created 72 Records where he will release two albums in 2022. As a sideman and/or guest soloist Chris Buono has performed and/or recorded with Dweezil Zappa, Snarky Puppy, Bumblefoot, Karsh Kale, Graham Haynes, David Fiuczynski, Oz Noy, Keith Carlock, Rodney Holmes, Steve Jenkins, Tony Grey, Dave Martone, Sophia Ramos, Dopapod, Consider the Source, Kung Fu, JAZZ I... (more)
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Time to join the "Red Rocker", Sammy Hagar, with this explosive second track from his sixth studio album bearing the tongue-in-cheek name 'Standing Hampton'. "There's Only One Way to Rock" blew up the charts in the summer of 1982 and was only intensified after the song's later inclusion as the set opener for Van Halen's "Live Without a Net". So buckle your seatbelts and remember...there's only ONE way to rock!
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"Ventura Highway" is the opening track for America's acclaimed 1972 release 'Homecoming'. Released in the Summer of '72, this anthemic song topped out at #8 on the Billboard Top 100 and is composed of three distinct acoustic parts that layer upon each other in perfect harmony. So grab your coat and let's take a trip down the Ventura Highway!
Time to hit the road and join Chris for a trip down the Ventura Highway!
Listed as track #2 of the British supergroup's highly-rated album, 'Straight Shooter', this song dominated the Summer of 1975 while soaring to #10 on the Billboard Top 100. Lyrically, the song's inception dates back to 1968 while vocalist Paul Rogers was fronting the band Free. This classic rock staple delivers powerful chording that utilizes a very satisfying double palm mute to bridge together with an infectiously catchy chorus!
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Released in 1967 by the British supergroup, Cream, this timeless classic was assembled around the infectious bassline created by bass player Jack Bruce, and was inspired by none other than the late Jimi Hendrix. The song features a young Eric Clapton who was just beginning to gain recognition as one of the preeminent guitarists of all time. Sitting comfortably as track #2 on Cream's second album, 'Disraeli Gears', it has since become the quintessential "first song" learned by many a fledgling guitar player.
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"She Talks to Angels" was the fourth single to be released from the Black Crowes' seminal first album, 'Shake Your Money Maker'. Released in 1990, the song has become an instantly recognizable classic that continues to inspire acoustic guitar players of past and current generations with its clever use of open tunings and tender vocals.
Let's join Chris as we dive into the inner workings of this heartfelt track.
"China Grove" is from The Doobie Brothers' third album, 'The Captain and Me', released in 1973. This familiar classic rock staple topped out at #15 on the Billboard Top 100 and is titled based on an actual small town in Texas. The idea for the title bloomed as the band traveled to and from San Antonio, Texas - passing through China Grove. So without further adieu, let's head to that sleepy little town down around San Antone!
Time to head down to China Grove as we perform a surgical dissection of this classic rocker!
"Working for a Living" was released in the summer of 1982 on Huey Lewis and the News' sophomore effort, 'Picture This'. The single enjoyed moderate success topping out at #41 on the Billboard Top 100. It was rerecorded and enjoyed greater success in 2007 as a duet with Huey Lewis and Garth Brooks on Brooks' third compilation album 'The Ultimate Hits'.
Let's get to work with Chris Buono as he dissects this classic 80's tune!
"Basket Case" was released in the summer of 1994 as the seventh track on Green Day's third studio album, 'Dookie'. This was a breakthrough song for Green Day as it spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard Alternative Charts and was accompanied by a memorable music video on MTV. It also yielded the band their first Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group". Never waiving in popularity, the song was ranked at #150 in Rolling Stone's Top 500 Songs of All-Time in 2021!
Are you ready to be institutionalized with Chris Buono as he dissects this classic track that put Green Day on the map?
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" was released in the winter of 1997 and was the opening track on Green Day's fifth studio release 'Nimrod'. Though a departure from their usual style, the song proved to be wildly popular topping out at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Charts. The song has since become a staple of prom night dances around the world and experienced a resurgence when it was aired in the next to last episode of the comedy sitcom "Seinfeld".
Let's join Chris as he breaks down this heartfelt iconic track!
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