Our good friend Dave Pell at Addictomatic tipped us off to Dion’s recent interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross (audio available). Dion recently released an album of 15 classic early guitar rock songs. While I’ve never been a big fan of Dion (maybe the only recording artist remaining who is a little before my time), his appreciation for the great original rock guitarists was striking and his take on their music is interesting. The interview is definitely worth a listen. Dion’s versions of these classics are surprisingly good, but listening to his versions left us pining for the originals. After the jump are links to the originals in all their glory.
None of this, however explains the wacky design on the acoustic
guitar Dion sports on the album cover.