Once upon a time when long haired humanoids first roamed the Earth, rock and roll journalism was a semi-serious occupation for those who loved to write. The job was simple: put the reader in the front row, let them hear the buzz of the crowd--the insults, the curses, and the cries, get the reader to imagine they can smell the cheap beer and funny cigarettes, and most of all, make them wish they had been there.  That kind of writing has--for the most--bitten the dust. But lo and behold, all is not lost.  Jambands.com has not given up on saving your life with rock and roll. Check out their concert review of Sean Lennon and The Flaming Lips' performance at Terminal 5 in New York on October 1 which featured guitarist Steven Drozd on a much loved (and wounded) double neck Epiphone G-1275 Custom.

"As frontman Wayne Coyne, expectedly clad in his metallic blue space-suit and brandishing a slightly disfigured baby doll, approached his chrome podium, the spirit of the crowd erupted," writes Joe Lopergalo. "With a simple and repetitious synth line, backed by industrial firecracker snare drum hits and the oil-drum hammer of (Steven) Drozd’s Epiphone Double-Neck SG (with the six-string lower neck broken off), a set typical of this year’s Flaming Lips was underway."  Now that's a proper way to begin a concert review.

Steven spoke with Ultimate Guitar about what he's carrying on stage these days. "I have a couple of new guitars that I use onstage.  I've got an Epiphone double-neck, which I found was actually preferable to the Gibson double-neck...it's like a non-Rickenbacker 12-string sound, which I really like."

The rare Epiphone G-1275 Custom can still be found out there featuring Alnico Classic Humbuckers, low frets and fast action. Catch the Flaming Lips in concert and see Steven and (what's left of) his Epiphone Custom in action in your town soon.

Epiphone G-1275