In Memory of Thunder (BW056)
"This Brazilian world rock experience tells the story of the great spirit of Thunder that surrounds this planet, giving us energy and inspiration," says José Neto, the brilliant Brazilian guitar virtuoso who has been described as a natural and worthy successor to Jimi Hendrix.
"We tracked all the music live at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA, capturing many moments of true expression and spontaneous improvisation. On this recording, we kept to a more 60s or 70s style, using mostly analogue resources. Keeping overdubs to a minimum, we tried to retain that special essence of live performance, so that In Memory Of Thunder represents the sound of our hearts."
'Neto is most remarkable for his startling textural variety and close attention to the details of timbre and tone, but his extended wah-wah solo on the album's stand-out track, 'Silvia' will delight all who still fret about finding a successor to Neto's chief inspiration, Jimi Hendrix.'
Chris Parker, The Times, 9.8.96
'Flowing, percussion drenched grooves easily prove Neto's strongest platform, allowing him to accelerate his springy Hendrix/Santana thrust into a simmering head of steam without the usual cliché traps of this idiom.' ?Tower Records Top Magazine
Track Listing (30 Second Samples)
1. FOR THE GYPSIES
2. LEAVE A FAX OR SEND A MESSAGE
4. MOONLIGHT WITH STRINGS
7. DEER PARK
8. REDEMPTION SONG
9. IN MEMORY OF THUNDER
All tracks by José Neto, except by José Neto and Gary Brown
Neto Band Personnel:
José Neto Guitars
Frank Martin Keyboards, acoustic piano ?Gary Brown Bass & vocals
Calso Alberty Drums
Marquinhos Brasil Percussion, congas, tIMGales
Airto Moreira Percussion, talking drum on , vocals