Miscellany: Johnny Winter Action Figure!
I forgot something important when I published my review of the new/archival release from Johnny Winter. A great gift idea for the JW fan who has everything, this new Johnny Winter bobblehead is pretty clever. It’s a nicely-put-together statuette of JW circa the 70s/80s, and bedsides looking very much like an accurate cartoon representation of him, it has three hallmarks of the man. One, that cowboy hat. Two, his trusty Gibson Firebird. Three, when you press a little button, an audio file plays a clip of Johnny roaring “rockandroll!!!” like you hear on so many of his live albums from back in the day.
Other stars that Seeofsound has immortalized in resin include, um, GG Allin, Andrew WK, Wendy O. Williams, Mojo Nixon, and Tesco Vee.The Johnny Winter figure is the first in their “Guitar Gods” series, and one supposes that moves things a bit closer toward the, ah, mainstream. Honestly, it’s pretty cool. Available from Seeofsound for $24.95. And it’s a limited-edition run of 1500 units.
About the Author
With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.