Frank Made Me Do It!

by Clark Colborn

Released 2014
Radio Alarm Music
Released 2014
Radio Alarm Music
This EP is four original songs inspired by the amazing Frank Zappa & a cover of his tune "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama." Of course, since it IS Clark Colborn doing this there will plenty of blistering guitar, just in a much more FZ type environment!
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What can I say about this small, strange collection of tunes? Let’s start with this: Frank Zappa was a huge influence on me. His sense of absurdity, sense of humor, and total musical fearlessness totally captivated me, and over the years he has been an influence on me in more ways than I can describe. But – I have never tried to be a clone of Frank or to write music that sounded like him. …
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Baba O'Riley

by Clark Colborn

Released 2013
Krypton Entertainment Group of Illinois
Released 2013
Krypton Entertainment Group of Illinois
The classic song by The Who gets the full "Clarkification" treatment,with all the synth & violin lines being performed on guitar, and a broad range of guitar tones powering this track like a Saturn V rocket.
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Recorded at the Krypton Studios, Rockford, IL, USA during February, 2013

Special thanks go to Erna, Adam, and Ethan for their understanding and ongoing support of me in all my musical endeavors. I love you all with every ounce of my being.

I feel a little embarrassed to list the musical credits on this recording, as I truly did everything on it, except the final stereo mastering. (This was beautifully done by John Rogers of Big …
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Superstition

by Clark Colborn

Released 2012
Krypton
Released 2012
Krypton
A powerful rendition of the Stevie wonder classic, featuring smoldering vocals from guest vocalist Melissa Ridgeway.
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Guitarist Clark Colborn's arrangement of "Superstition" delivers power, style, and fun in this very rock treatment. Guest vocalist Melissa Ridgeway delivers in spades.

Eleanor Rigby

by Clark Colborn

Released 2012
Krypton Group
Released 2012
Krypton Group
A 21st century spin on the Beatles' ageless tune for lovers of electric guitar
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What if Brian May of Queen had been asked to produce Paul Gilbert or Steve Vai doing an instrumental version of the fabulous "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles? You might end up with something very much like this version by Clark Colborn. Nothing but guitars - no bass, no drums, no synthesizers. Absolutely every sound was made with a guitar plugged straight into an amp. No effects pedals, no studio trickery, other than lots of …
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Again

by Clark Colborn

Released 2012
Krypton Group
Released 2012
Krypton Group
His second release, “Again” showcases Clark Colborn’s penchant for combining impressive yet tasteful guitar god riffs and sound with solid songwriting and progressive rock chops.
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In his review of Clark Colborn’s debut disc, Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief of “Guitar Player Magazine” said: “Clark Colborn’s fat and massively effected tone comes on like Godzilla, and it shifts between slinky, silky, scary, spiky, and searing. ...his brilliantly schizoid technical/primitive approach to the guitar is pretty exciting. In short, he rocks.”

“Again” is the follow-up release (with King’s X’s Ty Tabor serving as the mastering engineer) and …
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Clark Plays Guitar

by Clark Plays Guitar

Released 2003
Krypton
Released 2003
Krypton
Powerful guitar driven instrumentals, with ripping solo's & driving rhythm; progressive metal. Fans of Vai, Satriani, Vinnie Moore, etc will love this CD.
NOTES
Guitar heroes are back. Witness the rise of bands like Dragonforce, and Avenged Sevenfold. Notice that all the guitar magazines are again focusing on awesome chops. Is this CD responsible for turning the tides? Maybe...

This was Clark Colborn's first release as a solo artist, and for some bizarre reason he was talked into not using his actual name. Even his live band performed as "Clark Plays Guitar" for many years. In fact, his website …
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