Category Archives: Guitars

Bass Guitarist Eric Johnson joins The Insanitizers

Bass guitarist Eric Johnson joins The Insanitizers ! We are now a trio (plus robot drummer) and we sound Better Than Ever.
 
Hailing from Detroit then performing bass (and surfing) in California, Eric was hooked on instrumental rock by The Ventures. Now Eric looks forward to a fun Summer of Street Fairs, Brew Fests, Car Shows, Sip-n-Surf Wineries, and Beach Parties with The Insanitizers’ excitingly vibrant music.
 
Eric feels kinship with The Ventures, Los Straightjackets, and Man or Astroman. His favorite instrumentals include “Shootout” by The Insanitizers and “He Never Came Back” by The Ventures. His favorite Hot Rod is the 1968 Mustang Fastback. 
Come meet Eric, Tom and Conrad at our Vancouver Farmers Market Saturday performances May 13 (9:30-11:30am), June 3 (9:30-11:30am) and June 24 (12:30-2:30pm).

“Guitar Fun” CD a “Top Ten Pick” by Pipeline Mag.

Our “Guitar Fun” album is reviewed in Pipeline Magazine issue #102 Autumn 2016, just received. It’s a Top Ten Pick by editor Al Taylor. He writes, “a full hour of guitar fun…Rich guitar sounds abound as Shootout sets a western theme and Dark Eyes Rock gives the old folk tune a good working over. Tasty echo and twang decorate Rocket Pack…and there’s more rich guitar on Huntington Surf.”

“There’s a resonating guitar intensity to most numbers…organ plays the support role on Love in Purgatory…and it takes the lead on Resonance. Misigila is from the same dynamic mold as Misirlou. Waterboard Surf 2016 is another lively piece swathed with guitar and Loose Surfer features a pedalled lead. Listening to this album is a very intense experience, not for the fainthearted!”

You can hear each track complete at no charge at the front page Insanitizers.com

Sun 7/10/16, 6-7pm Tiki Kon finale party

We will perform live at Tiki Kon festival in Portland on Sunday evening July 10, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm. Our performance is FREE to attend, no ticket or pass needed. Location: The Bamboo Craftsman, 2104 North Willis Blvd, Portland Oregon. Other activities at Tiki Kon require a ticket or pass (TikiKon.com)

The Tiki Kon organizer invited us on the spot when he saw us perform in January. Come and hear why.

TikiKon announceSm

At Burnt Bridge Cellars Fri. Jan 8, 2016, 5:30-8pm

Luau

We performed acoustic guitar renditions on Friday Jan 8, 2016, at Burnt Bridge Cellars winery, 1500 Broadway, downtown Vancouver Washington, to a large and enthusiastic audience. Mark of Burnt Bridge graciously provided us with the best viognier white wine we’ve tasted (pronounced vee-on-yay). This wine is complex, fruity, brut and mellow, with not even a hint of harshness. Just like our music.

Greg Clapp of Tiki-Kon recorded part of our performance, viewable from our Facebook page (timeline date 1/11/16): https://www.facebook.com/Insanitizers-108136172543052

Remade guitar

Conrad’s do-it-yourself. Body routed to relocate humbucker pickup to between bridge and previous bridge pickup. Complex body repainting with purple-red-blue swirls showing from underneath pearlized white. Guitar has 5 pickups although it looks like 6. Silver5PU-dual-sm