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Tag: Puppets in popular music

"Steel Guitar Rag"

Alvino Rey & His Talking Steel Guitar Puppet

Sadly, too many people are unaware that, before Les Paul and his electronic wizardry, steel guitarist bandleader, Alvino Rey, had already developed the prototype for the first modern electric guitar and created the “Sono-Vox,” a precursor to Pete Drake‘s “talk box,” as I learned this past August. Check out the

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“Mad”: Little Jerry & the Monotones Are Steamed

Anger doesn’t get any more adorable than when expressed by those muppet rockers,  Little Jerry & the Monotones, on “Mad,” the standout track from 1971’s Sesame Street 2: Original Cast Record LP — be sure to listen for the surprise “Howard Dean scream” that can only be found on this

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