Introducing: Alan Murphy

In the early part of the Millennium I had a column called “Super Unknown” in the now defunct Guitar One magazine. I was lucky enough to have free reign to write about any guitarists I thought under recognized. I tried, even then, to expose readers to modern guitarists like, Eivind Aarset, Knox Chandler, Gerry Leonard, G.E. Stinson and others. Though not as experimental as some of the aforementioned, Alan Murphy was unique in bringing fusion level chops and noises as well as notes to subvert the soul pop music of Go West. Unfortunately, Murphy had already died when I began my column, but I got to interview his band mate in Go West, drummer Tony Beard. Here is that piece as well as video of this major guitar talent.

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