Steve Stevens is well-known as one of the supreme architects of heavy rock & roll guitar, as his epic performances on Billy Idol's hits such as "White Wedding" and "Eyes Without a Face" readily attest. This solo album is a wonderful surprise. Stevens' explorations into classical and flamenco music will certainly catch a lot of people off guard, but that's probably precisely the point. Stevens wails and floats through the tracks here with a snake-like abandon, mostly on classical, nylon-string guitar. Flamenco.A.Go.Go also borders on being a dance record, and the rhythms and tempos will no doubt grab every listener. It's mostly an instrumental album, although there are a few wonderful vocal sections. In the end, you have a wondrous, exploratory album which presents one of the finest guitarists of the last 20 years flexing his muscles and stretching his creativity. Fabulous.
Performance CreditsSteve Stevens Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Synthesizer Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums,Snare Drums
Mike Esposito Bass
Howard Jones Piano
Armand Sabal-Lecco Bass
Mark Schulman Drums,Snare Drums
Cameron Stone Cello
Azam Ali Voices
Takeshi Honda Guitar
Fumiaki Nishiyama Bass
Shyunichi Oshima Keyboards
Greg Ellis Flute,Percussion,Trumpet
Technical CreditsSteve Stevens Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Gota Yashiki Loop
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Flamenco A Go-Go based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Great record, lotsa fun but it's nuthin' that Lee Rittnouer or Larry Carlton hasn't done - 20 yrs. ago! I think his Billy Idol stuff wuz a little more captivating.