Used by Thurston/Kim:
1983 -- GGDDD#D# (Brother James, Kill Yr Idols - THURSTON) (Inhuman, The Good and the Bad - KIM)
1984 -- GGDDD#D# (Brother James, Kill Yr Idols)
This guitar was acquired in 1983 and its wild vibrato bar was responsible for the conception of "Kill Yr Idols". At some point the guitar fell apart/was smashed onstage, and its remains were given away years later in a contest featured in the "Sonic Death" zine (the lucky "real" big winner was some dude named Jeff).
I'm guessing this was still used in 1984 although no recordings containing the Kill Yr Idols songs have surfaced, the guitar is listed on an '84 set list...
2 gold pickups
Crazy trem bar
"Reagan Death" bumper sticker
Listed as "REAGAN DEATH GTR" on '84 set
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