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Eric Gales

Eric Gales - The Psychedelic Underground - 2007 - Provogue

With "Psychedelic Underground" Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre. "The Psychedelic Underground" takes the next logical step in Eric's career, further establishing him as one of the rare musical talents of his generation. – from Editorial Review Amazon.com

Many great artists and albums are still being criminally neglected by the media in favour of the commercial trash that sadly is still rearing it's ugly head today. Eric Gales is forever being compared to Jimi Hendrix. This is ok as long you can play guitar as well as Jimi, and Eric is not far off the mark. He is a master of the instrument in his own right, and even if his playing is reminiscent of Jimi, he has his own funky, bluesy style. You will be thrilled at some of his brilliant guitar licks and may enjoy this great blues rock album from a very underrated guitarist. Listen to Eric's brilliant "Transformation" album @ http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2013/02/eric-gales-transformation-2011-shrapnel.html [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 118 Mb]


1 Wake Up Call 3:43
2 Rumble 3:58
3 Day of Reckoning 4:13
4 I've Got Something on You 4:00
5 Dark Corners of My Mind 6:17
6 Pretty Lie 4:00
7 The Psychedelic Underground 4:27
8 Circling the Drain 4:11
9 Honey in the Comb 3:58
10 Someday 4:24
11 Crossing the Line 3:53
12 Someone Else's Problem 3:10

All tracks composed by Eric Gales & Mike Varney except Track 6 by Andrew Bojanic, Elizabeth Hooper & Philip Sayce, and Track 9 by Eric Gales & Keith Sykes


Eric Gales - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Evans – Bass
Mark Robertson - Keyboards
Thomas Pridgen – Drums
Jesse Bradman - Background Vocals


Blues guitar phenom Eric Gales was born and raised in Memphis, learning to play at age four from older brothers Eugene and Manuel in imitation of their upside-down, left-handed style (a tradition actually passed down from their grandfather, Dempsey Garrett Sr., who was known to jam with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf). Winning his first blues contest at 11, four years later Eric signed to Elektra to issue his 1991 debut LP, recorded with Eugene on bass; Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993. Manuel (who previously performed under the alias Little Jimmy King) reunited with his siblings for 1995's Left Hand Band, credited to the Gales Brothers. A newly matured Gales returned in spring 2001 to release his debut for MCA, That's What I Am. Often billed as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix, Gales, an adequate singer at best but a dynamite guitarist, suffered for the comparison. With Gales always influenced by Hendrix and the power trio format, his next albums, 2006's Crystal Vision and 2007's Psychedelic Underground, both released by Blues Bureau Records, seemed like facsimile Hendrix albums, right down to the album art. His next two releases from Blues Bureau, 2008's The Story of My Life and 2009's Layin' Down the Blues, found the Hendrix influence muted somewhat, but Gales, a breathtaking guitarist at times, still seemed to be looking for a way out of the Hendrix shadow and into his own voice. Gales returned in 2010 with Relentless, a collection of 13 originals, and followed it with the passionate Transformation a year later in 2011. © Jason Ankeny © 2013 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eric-gales-mn0000626332#discography


Eric Gales (aka Raw Dawg) (born October 29, 1974, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American blues-rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2011 Gales has recorded ten albums on major record labels, and has done session and tribute work. He has also contributed vocals on several records by the Memphis rap groups, Prophet Posse and Three 6 Mafia. Gales picked up the guitar at age four. His older siblings, Eugene and Manuel (Little Jimmy King), took to teaching him many songs and licks at a young age, in the style of Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, B. B. King and others. In 1985, the young Gales began to play at blues competitions with his brother Eugene backing him on bass. Although Gales plays a right-handed guitar "upside-down" (with the E-bass string on the bottom), he is not naturally left-handed; he was taught by his brother who is left-handed and never second-guessed the untraditional technique. In late 1990, Eric and Eugene Gales signed with Elektra Records, and together with drummer Hubert Crawford released 1991's The Eric Gales Band and 1993's Picture of a Thousand Faces. Guitar World magazine's Reader's Poll named Eric as "Best New Talent", in 1991. During this time he scored two rock radio hits, "Sign of the Storm" (#9 U.S. Mainstream Rock) and "Paralyzed" (#31 U.S. Mainstream Rock) and had spots on television programs such as The Arsenio Hall Show. In 1994 Eric performed with Carlos Santana at the Woodstock 94' concert. In 1995, Eric Gales teamed up with both of his brothers to record an album under the band name of The Gales Brothers. Left Hand Brand was released in 1996. 2001 saw Gales return with his album That's What I Am on MCA Records. Gales has more recently released the albums Crystal Vision, The Psychedelic Underground,The Story of my Life and Layin' Down the Blues on the Shrapnel Records label. His most recent album is 2010's Relentless, with a new album for 2011 entitled Transformation due in August. He maintains a strong friendship with record producer Mike Varney. Gales has one daughter, Jasmine (born 1992), and on August 31, 2001 he married Susan Gales. In 2004, he contributed a cover of "May This Be Love" to the album Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. In 2008, he, along with other guitarists, participated in the touring tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Experience Hendrix. the touring group of musicians included Billy Cox (of Band of Gypsys fame), Eric Johnson, Chris Layton (drummer for Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section, Double Trouble), Doyle Bramhall II, Brad Whitford (of Aerosmith) and was the last tour that Mitch Mitchell played on. In the winter of 2010, Gales returned to the touring circuit in Europe with TM Stevens on bass guitar and Keith LeBlanc on drums. The tour was billed as VooDoo Chile and featured works of Jimi Hendrix as well as original material from both Gales and Stevens.

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