Artist Ed Ruscha, writer and producer David Breskin and musician Nels Cline. Courtesy of Cryptogramophone hide caption

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Nels Cline Singers' "Floored" is an urging, groove-driven vehicle for Cline's scurrying, wah-wah- and fuzz-saturated guitar work. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sonny Sharrock (pictured here with Linda Sharrock, then his wife) approach his guitar like Albert Ayler played his saxophone — fiercely, yet tenderly out of bounds. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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