By the time he joined the B- 52’s in 1976, he had already created a new style that merged elements of new-wave, post-punk and surf music. He was also a pioneer of odd tunings, often removing a string or two from his guitar altogether and creating weird new tunings with what was left (undoubtedly his most unique was CFxxFF, tuned up to 445Hz). Wilson died of AIDS in 1985, leaving behind a legacy of work that prefaced everything from The Presidents Of The United States Of America and Morphine to The White Stripes. WHERE TO START STROBE LIGHT Just like Wilson intended, with its DADxBB tuning on a late ‘60s Mosrite Mark V. BOSS LEVEL ROCK LOBSTER
All attitude, weird melodies and staying just a smidgeon ahead of the drummer without losing the beat.