Guitar Zeus is a series of CDs released under the band CAP that feature some of the world's best guitarist both well known and not. This compilation of those releases features my blood brother Ted Nugent, Slash, Brian May, Ted Nugent, Zakk Wylde, Neal Schon and several others. Hell Carmine even manages to Yngwie Malmsteen from going too wanky on the track they share. For vocalists you get to hear Carmine (who drums on the tracks naturally) Doug Pinnick of Kings X and Edgar Winter.
Oh yeah and Glenn Hughes plays bass throughout though presumably not on Doug Pinnick's track "This Time Around." One of the most interesting tracks is Carmine singing "Do ya think I'm Sexy" which he co-wrote for Rod Stewart back in the day. Carmine Appice has played, as has his brother Vinnie, with lots of bands, check out his discography, in the last 40 years. This is an excellent collection of bluesy rock and "Gz Blues" could be no more appropriate ender.
Artic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Overhyped by extremists and overplayed on radio this lot are the talk of the indie scene here in the UK. Their quirky Northern (England) lyrics can be sometimes hard to understand; especially if you don't have an ear for the accent and dialect. It is their first, so the album can be patchy at times but that does not change the fact that "I bet you look good on the dance floor" and "When the Sun goes down" are cracking tracks and bloody good tales as well. They are probably the best thing to come out Sheffield since the mighty Def Leppard. If you like your tunage quirky, eccentric, and interesting then this might be for you. They could be the Madness for the 00s.
I have nothing new to report on the digital music front this week. Our tracks are selling on Musicane and they seem to have worked all their kinks out of the system.
As always keep on rocking, support the live scene and take care of yourself.