I hate using the term ‘guitar god’ because it summons ideas of 70’s and 80’s stadium rock. But there are trailblazers that deserve the divine status. And I can’t really say that George Barnes would warrant that because I don’t know his bod of work, but my short research indicates that he was the first to make a recording with an electric guitar, so give that man a blue ribbon.
I am more familiar with the Coffin Daggers. They’re at the forefront of spooky surf music. Hopefully, 2015 will see a new release as it’s been a while since their last album, ‘Monsters From The Id’. The Daggers did a cover of ‘Spooky’ by George Barnes. I like ’em both. What do you think?