The Music

"Don't answer me back don't give me no lip

          You'll get a heat seeking missile

                                   Straight from the hip"

Good and Gone
EP & reviews

Gun Shy
LP, singles & reviews

Bikini Red
LP, singles & reviews

Totally Religious
LP & reviews

Known Associates
Related releases

TV & Radio
Live appearances

Bootlegs
Audience recordings

Gig History
Live show listings

The Gear

Bill Carter uses Fender Telecasters exclusively, with the heaviest-gauge Rotosound strings, and plays through HH amps with Gauss speakers. He's also got a digital echo, but doesn't know what kind it is.

Onstage, Carter favours a fairly straightforward setup. He runs his Telecasters simultaneously through two combo amps, a MESA/Boogie and an HH outfitted with Gauss speakers. Aside from the occasional use of a wah-wah pedal, his only onstage effect is the Ibanez DDL. For his occasional forays into slide, he favours 'the mike stand, or whatever is handy.' He uses open tunings 'only when the strings go open by accident.'

Chris Thompson plays a '62 Fender Precision bass with Rotosound swing bass strings through a Boss compressor into a Gallien-Krueger 8000 amp with JBL speakers.

Kenny Harris plays Pearl MX drums with maple shells, Zildjian cymbals, Tama cymbal stands, a Premiere pedal and does it all with Vic Furth American Classic Rock sticks.

These details from 'Guitar Player' and 'Musician' magazines, 1988.

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