Best-known as David Bowie’s young and talented replacement for Mick Ronson in 1974, Earl Slick’s guitar was a key element in the sound of three of Bowie’s albums from that period: David Live (1974), Young Americans (1975) and Station To Station (1976).
According to Gibson, Slick’s favourite axe is his Les Paul Standard with Bigsby. He also plays a Classic Double Cutaway LP in bullion gold finish. "I have a very basic way of playing the guitar, and it's all emotion-based - that's the only way I know how to do it," Slick says. "I think it's just the essence of that, that street thing… it comes naturally to me, that's how I play the guitar."
“Earl Slick.” (Thanks, bbcoz)
"Earl Slick. Anyone who can take over from Mick Ronson deserves some love. Both legendary in their own right." (From Rick via email, thanks)