is the oldest of the Brzezinski brothers and has played guitar since just
after high school. Dave taught himself to play guitar, but learned a lot from
his experiences being a "roadie" for local bands in the 1970's.
His brother, Martin, asked Dave to play guitar with his band, "Deep Six"
(later shortened to just "Six"), who went on to record "Happy
Again" b/w "Out of My Mind" on Flying Turtle Records. "Six"
became "Ivan Pavlov's Salivation Army" and Dave came along. Today,
he adds his guitar to the "Six Foot Poles" band, which plays occasionally
around the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area.
Dave has played his white Fender Stratocaster guitar since
before joining the Six band and earned the name "Stratocaster" for
his extreme loyalty to the guitar's characteristic style. Dave's sound comes
from his classic Music Man 210 Sixty Five amplifier. All his guitar sounds
are "straight," meaning no electronic boxes to mess with the sound.
Dave uses only the tremelo and reverb which came on the amplifier and (of
course) the standard "whammy" bar on his Stratocaster.
"I first decided to play guitar one night while listening
to Jimi Hendrix. I am not Jimi and I don't think I can ever get close to what
he did, but he inspires my music all the time. I was probably more directly
influenced by all the local bands I used to follow in the Detroit area. Bands
like The Stooges (Ron Ashton), the MC5 (Wayne Kramer and Fred Smith), the
Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent) and the Frost (Dick Wagner and Don Hartman). I certainly
listen to the monster bands too. I am a big Eric Clapton fan. But what I really
listen to most now is the blues, like B.B. King and Elmore James. I learn
something new every time I take the time to listen."