playboy manbaby

This prank-punk sextet has no interest in melting your face, but they just might melt your grilled cheese sandwich. Check these dudes out before Hugh Hefner’s lawyers make them change their name.

When a band goes by the name Playboy Manbaby and has songs titles like “Falafel Pantyhose,” “Doom Couch,” and “Potato Wallet,” it’s fair to assume they’re freaking awesome. The Tempe, Arizona, prank-punk sextet may not consist of musicians who take themselves too seriously, but as evidenced by the first tune from their 2014 album, Bummeritaville, Manbaby is incredibly serious about having fun.

“Choppy Chad” starts out like Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” before frontman Robbie Pfeffer’s screaming, distorted vocals come in like a kid having a temper tantrum into a walkie-talkie. Perhaps railing against a legion of dimwitted Jenny McCarthy-informed moms, he repeatedly yells, “Go vaccinate yourself!” at the top of his lungs. And it’s all fun and games until the song starts to take shape. Well actually, it’s still all fun and games, though there’s obviously more going on here than base novelty.

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Guitar store staff have better things to do than clean your instrument, so a well-loved but unsoiled 6-string like this is going to command a higher trade-in value than one that comes in covered in years of residue.

Believe it or not, you can boost the value of your instrument by making everyone's life a little easier … and cleaner!

There's an overwhelming amount of activity in the guitar market these days, and the sheer amount of demand has left some manufacturers struggling to keep up. But rather than wait around for stores to re-stock, more and more customers are shopping for used and vintage guitars. You might wonder, where do all those used guitars come from?

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How jangle, glam, punk, shoegaze, and more blended to create a worldwide phenomenon. Just don’t forget your tambourine.



  • Learn genre-defining elements of Britpop guitar.
  • Use the various elements to create your own Britpop songs.
  • Discover how “borrowing” from the best can enrich your own playing.
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When considering the many bands that fall under the term “Britpop”–Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, Radiohead’s early work, and more–it’s clear that the genre is more an attitude than a specific musical style. Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been “borrowed” (the British music press’ friendly way of saying “appropriated”) from earlier British bands of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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