GUITAR SHOP is without a doubt one of the greatest guitar albums ever recorded. This is what playing electric guitar is all about. This album is an essential primer on the electric guitar. GUITAR SHOP comes closest to capturing the futuristic electric guitar elan of the 1960s Jeff Beck sound. There are shades of SHAPES OF THINGS, OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN, BECK'S BOLERO, TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN, and HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO. There is the hard rock/heavy metal sound of the Jeff Beck Group as well as the jazz-rock fusion of BLOW BY BLOW and WIRED. There are no words to describe the effect of this album. GUITAR SHOP is Jeff Beck at his very best. Every guitar player should own GUITAR SHOP. This is what it is all about. This is what virtuosity and musicianship sound like. The best track on the album is WHERE WERE YOU, which has become a guitar classic and a Jeff Beck signature song. WHERE WERE YOU is arguably the best record Beck ever cut. Jeff Beck composed this track and so...
After what most consider a disasterous outing, Flash, Jeff really came roaring back with this one fully decked out with long time contributer Tony Hymas on keyboards and ex-Frank Zappa/Missing Persons drummer Terri Bozzio. I found that if I put this on, I had to listen to the rest until it ended. There is a real continuity and flow that makes each song blend so well together. The production is good and the musicianship is top notch. This would be among my 5 mandatory JB releases, which also includes Blow by Blow, Wired, There and Back, and Truth.
"As far as rock guitarists go he's got to be my all-time hero," says Pink Floyd's keyboardist, Richard Wright, in Record Collector magazine, when he named this album as one of his favorites. "He started as a blues guitarist just like Clapton, but he's investigated the possibilities of the instrument much more. You probably won't know this, but when Syd left Pink Floyd we actually asked Jeff Beck to join, he was our first choice. He was doing OK at the time so he turned us down." Given that Mr. Wright is in a band with a guitar great like David Gilmour, this certainly constitutes a ringing endorsement. Indeed, Jeff Beck is the only guitarist capable of putting a chill down my spine like Mr. Gilmour can. I first heard him play on Roger Waters' solo work Amused to Death and was deeply moved. This album comes from around the same time period, so if you like that style and want more, this is a great place to start. "There's one track on Guitar Shop...
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