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Why the cigarette in the guitar?

Don(Wyziwyg)T 15 Oct 11 - 12:52 PM
GUEST,Spailpin 15 Oct 11 - 06:13 PM
GUEST 29 Jan 18 - 08:14 PM
GUEST,DTM 29 Jan 18 - 08:29 PM
GUEST,paperback 29 Jan 18 - 08:55 PM
SPB-Cooperator 30 Jan 18 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,William 13 Jun 20 - 12:34 AM
Bonzo3legs 13 Jun 20 - 01:35 AM
The Sandman 13 Jun 20 - 04:06 AM
JHW 13 Jun 20 - 05:41 AM
Mooh 13 Jun 20 - 07:50 AM
Vincent Jones 13 Jun 20 - 05:20 PM
Bonzo3legs 13 Jun 20 - 05:29 PM
Bonzo3legs 13 Jun 20 - 05:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 15 Oct 11 - 12:52 PM

I suspect this is a habit that caused serious problems before filter tips became the norm.

I remember putting a Players Medium Navy Cut (famous UK non filter ciggie) between the bottom pair on my BM Classical......Double twang...!

Only did it the once!

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: GUEST,Spailpin
Date: 15 Oct 11 - 06:13 PM

Brings back memories of bygone days , west Kerry and a benson stuck on the headstock ... I still smile at that burnt out paramount banjo !


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:14 PM

It's just stupid!


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:29 PM

Alas, my little 60's combo amp still bears the burn scars from abandoned cigarettes back in those RnR days. It was a revelation when someone discovered you could stick your ciggie on the end of the top E string. As I recall, it was more of a convenience than trying to being cool. Thank goodness I gave up the filthy habit of smoking years ago.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:55 PM

John Constantine: You mind?

[reaches for cigarettes]

Satan: Oh, go - go right ahead; I've got stock.

John Constantine: [chuckles] Coffin nail.

Satan: Very fitting, John.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 06:31 AM

I found the practice put me off listening to the performance.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: GUEST,William
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 12:34 AM

Wow, I can't believe I found something from 18 years ago with a random Google search. I was just recently watching Post Malone do a live stream tribute to Nirvana and saw he had a cigarette on his guitar and asked Google. I'm not disappointed. Thank you, OP TheShambles.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 01:35 AM

Definitely Eric Clapton when in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, whom I saw several times!


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 04:06 AM

i walked in to a folk club in 1966, and lots of singers guitarists were doing it.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: JHW
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 05:41 AM

Common sight impaled on a string end. Thankfully no smokers in Folk Clubs, some may say thankfully no Folk Clubs.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 07:50 AM

As a life long anti-smoker, I didn't like it back in the day and don't like it now. Just another stupid smoker's affectation.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: Vincent Jones
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 05:20 PM

I'd assure people that, no, they really didn't look like a twat when they did that, or when they sang with a fag in their mouth.

Clapton may have been able to get away with it, or the Swarb with one in his gob whilst playing one of his matchless solos (see what I did there?), but, in my humble opinion, most other people just looked like tossers.

And working, as I do, in oncology, I expect that at least half of those that did it in my youth will now be dead or of concern to colleagues of mine.


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 05:29 PM

Clapton was wearing spats on the first occasion I saw him in the Bluesbreakers at Golders Green Refectory Ballroom, but not the next time at Klooks Kleek in West Hampstead!


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Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 05:30 PM

And not forgetting the long sideburns!!


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