Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Super Fan, Joe "guido" Welsh releases cd with fellow TR Utopian musicians


Nothing Left To Say
Instrumental, Rock Joe Guido /01/2011
Liner Notes: Progressive and forward thinking rock with tinges of jazz, psychedelia and funk highlight this album from the always eclectic Joe ‘Guido’ Welsh. Pop fusion? Yes! Bombastic and sweet, outside and in, Nothing Left To Say brings it right out of the box. There’s some blowing and there’s some space. Heavy grooves and sonic seasonings. It’s all here. Modern but vintage sounding goodness featuring three former members of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (John Siegler, Kevin Ellman & Roger Powell), Reeves Gabrels from Tin Machine, and a bevy of incredible and groovy Nashville hot dawgs (Jim Riley, Steve King, Chris Rodriguez, Dann Sherrill & Jim Hoke) Guido is able to bend and twist the grooves, the moods, the changes and melodies into a musical stew one could only describe as mighty! Even people who typically don’t like progressive rock or jazz will find some love inside these tracks! From the explosive first downbeat of ‘The Busybody’ to the lights out jazz club vibe of ‘Etude, Guido?’ Nothing Left To Say takes the listener on a mind excursion to around 1972-1975 and back again. All with a fidelity that reminds one of a time when audio quality was the order of the day. So ya better listen to this on a “stereo”… computer speakers don’t count. Impeccably recorded and mixed by Mike Poole. Here is a record that reminds us that music doesn’t always have to ‘say’ something… but should definitely make us ‘feel’ something. Put this on and listen to this when you intend on listening like we used to listen to records. All the way through. Enjoy the ride and enjoy the lyrics… that you make up yourself. This music is whatever you want it to be. Guido wouldn’t have it any other way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great playing, great players! HF, has Todd heard this?! Todd fans, prog/fusion fans: GET THIS!