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'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

Be it an effects pedal or a hole stabbed in an amp, distortion and sound manipulation have long been part of rock 'n' roll's DNA.

Michael Bell Sr. (center) and his family stand near one of the billboards they bought in a campaign to bring awareness to internal police investigations. Bell's son was shot and killed by police in Kenosha, Wis. Courtesy of the Bell family hide caption

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In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law

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For Teda Ólafur Arnalds
Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Doll Mix) Dolle Jolle
Sunny's Song Benevento-Russo Duo
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Joaquin Phoenix stars as Larry "Doc" Sportello, a private investigator with a pot-smoking habit, in Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson's film adaptation of the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Michael Muller/Warner Brother Pictures hide caption

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Adapting 'Inherent Vice' Made Director Feel Like A Student Again

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Throwaway Age The Pluto Walkers

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Ruben Vives, From Undocumented Life To The Pulitzer Prize

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Curt Flood Joe Henry
Superlove Charli XCX

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'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

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Run To the Hills Iron Maiden
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