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Burning Water

Burning Water - Mood Elevator - 1994 - Smashed Hits

"Mood Elevator", the awesome second studio disc from Burning Water (featuring axemaster supreme Michael Landau on guitar), showcases 10 killer trax (49 minutes) of outstanding, powerful, dynamic, intense, bad-ass, bluesy, retro-70's Hendrix-inspired heavy guitar power trio grooves that will trip your brain hard. Michael Landau is one of the best guitarists in the world. Period. Definitely one of our favorite axemasters @ the Grooveyard. On "Mood Elevator", he waves his Hendrix-freak flag high with raw, gorgeous, passionate, brilliant guitar playing. His world class signature and explosive fretwork breathes fire with every note he plays. Michael Landau is an incredible technical monster with serious chops galore, tones and sounds, complete with an abundance of get-down, righteous Hendrix-ian bluesy feel. The man is a virtual modern-day white Hendrix. As an added bonus, and as tribute to Jimi, there is a passionate, deep, beautiful version of “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp”. Burning Water also features brother Teddy Landau on bass, Carlos Vega on drums, and David Frazee on vox, all incredible players in their own right who add magic to the organic, retro-70’s bluesy heavy guitar power trio grooves. The band digs in deep to produce their best/heaviest disc to date. "Mood Elevator" is an awesome bluesy heavy guitar monster that is highly recommended to fans of Jimi Hendrix (long live the musical spirit of Jimi), Robin Trower, Frank Marino, S.R.V., Eric Gales, Doyle Bramhall, Eric Johnson, Joe Bonamassa, Indigenous, Craig Erickson, Buddaheads, Lance Lopez, Sky High & Clas Yngstrom, Kamchatka, Plankton and just about any other outstanding killer Hendrix-inspired axerippers who take their guitars into the next dimension. "Mood Elevator" is all about top-shelf bluesy heavy guitar rock that will satisfy even the most hard-core guitar freaks worldwide. If you heavily dig outstanding bluesy heavy guitar riffage, do yourself a favor and tune into Michael Landau on this phenomenal disc. A “must have” essential addition to your heavy guitar collection. © 2006 Grooveyard Records - All Rights Reserved
Michael Landau's "The Star Spangled Banner" album is @ MICHLAND/TSSB


1. Brave New World
2. Doin' Myself
3. Mood Elevator
4. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
5. Can't Buy My Way Home
6. Fun Thang
7. Pro Life, Pro Choice
8. Watch It Burn
9. Save Sweet Sister
10. Killing Time

All songs composed by Michael Landau except Track 4 by Jimi Hendrix


Michael Landau - Guitar
Teddy Landau - Bass
Carlos Vega RIP - Drums
David Frazee - Vocals


To cover Michael Landau´s career takes a long time. He is one of the most used session players, and he is a fantastic musician. Musician and composer Michael Landau was born and raised in Los Angeles California. He grew up with the music of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream and The Band. His grandfather Ernani Bernardi arranged and played the alto sax and clarinet during the "swing era" with the Dorsey Brothers and Benny Goodman. Michael began playing the guitar at age 11. As a teenager he quickly became very interested in jazz and electric jazz music. Weather Report, Pat Martino and Jaco Pastorius were some of his early obsessions. In the mid '70s Michael played in the L.A. dance clubs with an R&B band and toured the west coast with The Robben Ford Band, which included members of the Yellow Jackets, Jimmy Haslip and Russell Ferrante. At age 19 he joined Boz Scaggs for a world tour and by the age of 20 he started to do session work with the help of Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro. Some session highlights over the coming years would include Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, BB King, James Taylor, Seal, Ray Charles and Rod Stewart. There is a complete session discography at allmusic.com with over 500 records and soundtracks listed. In 1984 Michael toured again and recorded with Joni Mitchell. This tour was called "The Refuge Of The Roads" with Vinnie Colaiuta, Larry Klein and Russell Ferrante. In 1989 he released his first solo studio album "Tales from the Bulge", an instrumental record initially released in Japan and on "Creatchy" records in the states. Wayne Shorter, Steve Tavaglione, Vinnie Colaiuta, Carlos Vega, David Garfield and Jimmy Johnson were among some of the players on this release. In 1990 he formed the blues-rock band Burning Water with his brother Teddy Landau, David Frazee and Carlos Vega. They put out 4 discs of original material and played in Japan and locally in L.A. It was also around this time that he started to record and tour with James Taylor. In 1993 he won the readers poll for "Best Studio Guitarist" in "Guitar Player Magazine". In 1994 Michael formed The Raging Honkies, a spicy rowdy rock band with Teddy Landau and Abe Laboriel Jr. They released 2 discs and toured in Europe and the US. In 2001 he released a double live album of original material and a studio album "The Star Spangled Banner" on his own label "Unconscious Records". Michael has also produced and or mixed some selected artists and side projects including: Scott Henderson, The Jazz Ministry, Stolen Fish and Freak Juice. He currently tours and performs with The Michael Landau Group, The Wreckers, Robben Ford, The Jazz Ministry, Stolen Fish, Hazey Jane and James Taylor. His most recent project, a double live album will be released on "Tone Center" records in the states, "Mascot Records" in Europe, and "Vega Music" in Japan. [Words from Jazz Network]http://www.bluedesert.dk/michaellandau.htm