Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Traveling Wilburys “Handle With Care”

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.

In rock and roll, a “supergroup” is a band consisting of recording artists, all of whom have previously established a formidable reputation elsewhere. The Traveling Wilburys were active from 1988 to 1990, and consisted of folksinger-songwriter Bob Dylan, ex-Beatle (and brainchild of the group) George Harrison, former Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne, rockabilly legend Roy Orbison, and former Heartbreaker (the band, that is) Tom Petty, with assistance from drummer Jim Keltner.

This selection features Harrison's signature Rickenbacker guitar sound, although that doesn't look like a Rickenbacker, does it?


3 comments: said...

I wouldn't have guessed he was still using Rickenbackers, but then, when George plays slide, even calling it a guitar seems inept. Clapton was right; George created himself a whole new instrument.

That's why I was amazed the morning the radio station played this new band called the Traveling Wilburys (without telling us who was in it). I was surprised how well they mimicked George's unique style. They did a nice Roy Orbison imitation, too. ^_^

Paul Croarkin said...


David L Alexander said...

It's spelled "Gretsch." I should have known that anyway. He started using those in the later years.