Speaking of Earl Slick, Gibson just posted an interview with the legendary guitarist wherein he discusses the “studio” aspect of his career. For example, he compares the recording methods of David Bowie and John Lennon:
It was exactly the same, oddly enough. In those sessions with Lennon, I was the only guy who wasn’t a session player. That’s why John wanted me there. [Producer] Jack Douglas always called me the wild card. I was there as the rock and roll guitar player who was going to put some edge on what the studio guys did.
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