Undeservedly obscure today, Smith is an icon of 20th-century guitar, and this was his finest moment.
The Australian multi-instrumentalist on building a following, Fender Stratocasters, and making a guitar-centric pop record.
’The Human Condition’ finds the Kentucky stalwarts going all in with big hooks and songs that'll live long in the memory.
As guitar players adjusted to a new post-shred normal, the next generation of players were finding new sounds and styles.
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