Epiphone guitars (especially the Epiphone Wilshire
, Crestwood, and Coronet
) figure prominently in the story of Detroit rock and roll and music fans everywhere will dig the new DVD, Blowing Fuses Left & Right: The Legendary Detroit Rock Interviews
. The film features a collection of interviews by New Jersey music fan Gil Margulis who first sat down with various Detroit band members from The Stooges, the MC5, and the Rationals 22 years ago (when Margulis was only 20).
For over a decade, Margulis thought the tapes were lost until he discovered them in his attic. Among the interviewees are John Sinclair (immortalized in song by John Lennon), Rob Tyner, Dennis Thompson, and The Stooges' Ron Asheton. If you want to know more about the roots of Third Man Records, check it out on DVD July 2.