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    Rollins Band - Dennis Miller show 1992

    PRS content. Chris Haskett is a hell of a player and early PRS endorsee. I have been watching a lot of the videos from recent Coachella performances and just don't see the intensity like this band had back in the day. Well, I can't seem to embed the start time for the music, it starts around 5:30.

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    Chris was the only relevant (to me) PRS user when I got my first in 93. Dude ROCKS!

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    As a semi-interesting aside, Rollin's father was (and might still be) a law professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
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    I started playing guitar in early 1989. I was 11 and my older brother had turned me on to skateboarding and all the music and culture that surrounded that. My mom bought me a Crate 20 watt 1x12 combo for my 12th birthday in March 1989, and as part of the agreement I was to take lessons. The shop up the road, Boykins Music (Virginia Beach), had a guy named Bob Johns who was the teacher there. He had this awesome vintage Les Paul Custom that was originally white but had yellowed quite a bit. I had a $45 Hondo 2 Les Paul with a bolt on neck. I said, "Hey, we have the same guitar!"

    He asked me what I wanted to learn to play. The next lesson I brought a tape with "Wreck Age" by Rollins Band, because the guitar player was pretty awesome and the riff was more complicated than most of the power chord based stuff I listened to. Rollins' vocals came in "I TAKE A LOOK AROUND ME, AND IT MAKES ME MAD!" and Bob gave me a look I will never forget. He had never heard anything like it. Not to mention, here's this nice kid who's barely twelve playing him this crazy angry sounding music. So, he got over it the best he could and helped me through learning the basics of the song.

    He tried to teach me other stuff but I wasn't interested, in fact my guitar would sit unplayed all week sometimes. After maybe 6 months I had quit lessons, but found that I enjoyed both writing my own stuff and figuring out other people's stuff on my own.

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    Mr. Haskett on SNL performing "Starve." What a killer song and he makes that guitar scream
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    I got into Rollins a little late. When Weight came out, I loved Haskett and Melvin Gibbs interplay and how they worked off each other. So those albums still are my favorites. Chris was one of the guys that put PRS on the map for me too, along with Navarro an Lifeson. Sometimes I forget give credit to him.

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    Rollins Band is just amazing
    Chris just had a such a killer tone
    thanks for sharing this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
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    Cool story bro! It's actually pretty darn close to my own, if it were not for skating I don't think I would've gotten as into heavier music as much as I did.

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