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Brand New Cadillac
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Brand New Cadillac
Trent Swartzentruber teaches you how to play “Brand New Cadillac,” as performed by the Brian Setzer Orchestra. This song has a long and extensive history. It was originally written by Vince Taylor in 1959, and recorded as a B-side on his album, Pledging My Love. In the 1960s, a British beat group called the Downliner’s Sect. covered the song.
Then, a band from Birmingham, called the Renegades, covered it and it went #1 on Finnish radio. They actually credited the song by changing a few lyrics, which ended in a lawsuit giving half the royalties to Vince Taylor, and the other half to the Renegades.
Next, a Swedish band called the Hep Stars covered it and it went #1 in Sweden. Another Swedish band called The Shamrocks did it at the same time, which became #1 in France. Then Mott The Hoople covered a verse of it in a live recording in 1971. Then The Slickee Boys covered it in 1976. Then Kim Fowley had her own altered version in 1977. Then The Fall in 1978. Then the Clash in 1979. Then Teenage Head in 1980.
This lesson covers the 1994 version, recorded by the Brian Setzer Orchestra, which is off their self-titled album.
Trent plays a Gibson Custom ES-335 Block Inlay in the lesson.

Trent Swartzentruber
    Trent Swartzentruber is a Nashville based guitar player hailing originally from Phoenix, AZ. He toured with Christian artist Jeff Deyo for five years, and then became the instructor for Guitar Apprentice, a visual game-like learning interface teaching hit songs. Trent is also an experienced bass player, learning that instrument as a young lad years before he ever picked up a guitar. Currently, Trent is working as a studio musician, serves at a local church, and is generally being awesome wherever he goes.

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