Sep 3, 2021
The greatest living punk-rock guitarist: Brian Baker.
His impact on punk music and in rock is undeniable. Whether you know him from hardcore legends Minor Threat, punk icons Bad Religion, or some non-super-group super-groups like Fake Names, Foxhall Stacks, or Beach Rats you have no doubt feasted on at least one of the Baker's dozen or so bands.
We take some deep dives into gear on this one... We talk the magic of Gibsons, Marshalls, P90 pickups, and more. How the gear has influenced the player, how the player has influenced the gear, and how these have changed over time on stage and in studio, but why it's important for Brian to keep the rig simple.
It was an honor to have this conversation and an absolute joy to share it.
Keep up with all things Brian Baker online at @brianbakers @badreligionband @beachratsnj and @dag.nasty
Be sure to check out the new Fake Names ep here which also features Baker, Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), and Dennis Lyxzén (The Refused, International Noise Conspiracy).
All things Bad Religion is available via Epitaph Records
Bad Religion will be on the road soon with Alkaline Trio and War on Women. Be sure to check them out!
If you want to hear more of this conversation, the extended version is available to patrons on all tiers at the Rigs of Dad Patreon page. More gear talk, more riff talk, and more laughs. You can even take some deep dives with more of my guests, get some Patreon exclusive swag, and more by checking out the Rigs of Dad Patreon page OR just download the Patreon ap, search for Rigs of Dad, and you can support creators like me and so many more in the process!
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Much love to the fine folks at Custom District Pedalboards for allowing me to pack the heaviest tones on the lightest boards. Get yours over at www.customdistrictpedalboards.com