We at GuitarAttack believe that the greatest thing about guitars is using them to make music.  That is the ultimate conclusion of all of the talk about strings, pickups, body woods, finishes, diet, moon phase, and on and on -- being able to play the guitar and make it sound great.

We started recording guitar-oriented music at home back when it was a difficult, expensive proposition.  Using a TEAC 4-Track reel-to-reel, we made the proto-recordings and generally got frustrated because we knew there had to be a better way.  We never had a recording contract with anybody, but we kept trying.

We graduated to cassette-based 4- and 8-track machines in the 80s and 90s, all the while cranking out material and learning the process.  We finally graduated to computer-based recording around 2000 and we continually fight the urge to continue the editing process forever.  Our advice -- play more, edit less.

The songs presented on our albums are primarily a vessel for guitar solos, and they have always had to meet three criteria:  1) Must have a big riff; 2) Must have a big chorus; and 3) Must have a big guitar solo.  As a secondary goal, they have to be in a form in which we are capable of playing them live in a band setting, preferably with two guitars, bass, and drums.  They cannot be "studio-only" creations which would require a good dose of Autotune, a philharmonic, and fifty backup singers to recreate.  We are also pushing back against the current trend of bands using tracks for everything during live performances. Music should be played live.

The band is "Kandahar Guitar Society", and we invite you to click on the titles below to read about the songs and recording process.  We also invite you to buy a copy and support local, original music.  Thanks again, and we really appreciate your support!

One more thing - in this age of social distancing and mask-wearing, your local bands have had their one opportunity to generate income crash completely.  That is, of course, playing live shows.  Because recorded music is free - and people expect it to be free - consider buying some merchandise from your local band to keep the machine running.

Click on the image to listen to some of our music at ReverbNation. 

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Follow KGS on Facebook.  Click here to go to our page.

Read about John's instrumental collaboration Sanford/Williams here.  Make sure you listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and/or Amazon....and, of course, SoundCloud.

Click here to listen to both EPs free on SoundCloud!

Check out this video of a live performance of "One More Mile" from Give War a Chance recorded on April 6, 2013.
  Click here to see it.  Also check out the video for "Sands of Time" and "Wave Your Flag" from the same show.


The Kandahar Guitar Society Collections
 

   
Siege (2020)

Five original songs written and recorded during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.  The songs are meant be to played in order kind of like an old-school concept album.  The project turned out a little heavier and darker than what we usually do, and we invite you to check it out and give us some feedback.

It is available for free streaming and download at ReverbNation.

We invite you to take a look around our main ReverbNation page. 

 

   
Never Forever (2019)

Four original songs written and recorded during 2019.  This was originally meant to be a companion to Lost Highway and 1970-Something, but kind of got heavier in the process. 

It is available for free streaming and download at ReverbNation.

We invite you to take a look around our main ReverbNation page.  There are several bonus tracks and covers.

   

Lost Highway (2017)

Five original songs written and recorded during 2016 and 2017.  The concept was to record an EP which could be combined with 1970-Something into an album.
 

It is available for free streaming and download at ReverbNation.

 

   

1970-Something (2016)

Four original songs written and recorded over several weeks at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016.  The concept was to record an EP which sounded - and rocked - like the 1970s.
 

It is available for free streaming and download at ReverbNation.

   
Sparta (2015)

Eleven original songs based on a short story originally written during 2013.

This title is currently out of print but is scheduled for re-release in 2021.

 

   
Nashville (2013)

This is the first KGS Live EP.  Features four KGS favorites: One More Mile, Last Days, Sands of Time, and Wave Your Flag. 

Recorded live in March 2013, it is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.  Check it out on ReverbNation if you demand free music.

When the End Suddenly Appears (2012)

Twelve original songs based on a short story written during 2011-2012.
 

It is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.

   
Notes from a Troubled Past (2011)
 

It is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.

   
Give War a Chance (2007)

Features drummer Mike Maloney. 

This title is currently out of print but is scheduled for re-release in 2021.

   
Kandahar Guitar Society (2005)


This title is currently out of print but is scheduled for re-release in 2021.

 

When the End Suddenly Appears, Notes from a Troubled Past, and Nashville are available in iTunes and the Amazon MP3 Store!

Apple Music Users:  Click here for the KGS Page.

Amazon MP3 Store:  Click here for the KGS Page.

   


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