In his youth, Bill Frisell mixed a healthy dose of distortion and dissonance with his pastoral lyricism. For those who think the balance may have, in recent years, tipped a bit towards mellow Americana, I give you Frisell the rocker.
Here he is with Power Tools, employing a Gibson SG Junior equipped with a Seymour Duncan JB. I recommended the pickup to him when I worked at Rudy’s Music Stop in the Eighties. He came in looking for a replacement for the original P-90. I think he was having hum issues.
And a rare instance of Frisell on slide.
In fairness, he occasionally evidences brief flashes of the old fire, as in 4:35 here.