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Return of the Hellecasters
Hellecasters
Return of the Hellecasters
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Guitar fanciers burned out on one too many Guitar Speak snoozers should check out this fired-up crew of session pickers (John Jorgenson, Will Ray, Jerry Donahue). Highlights: the Jeff Beck-inspired "Passion" and the hypert...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hellecasters
Title: Return of the Hellecasters
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Pharaoh
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 10/20/1997
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Roadhouse Country, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 703404700124

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Guitar fanciers burned out on one too many Guitar Speak snoozers should check out this fired-up crew of session pickers (John Jorgenson, Will Ray, Jerry Donahue). Highlights: the Jeff Beck-inspired "Passion" and the hypertwang of "Highlander Boogie." --Jeff Bateman

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Hi! I've an armadillo in my trousers!
Doug | United States | 11/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are two listings for this title, so I chose the one with the picture. That's because I'm all Hollywood like that.

But the real bad news - is that this title is listed as out-of-print.

Although the real good news - is that I visited the band's website; and John Jorgenson will sell you some of his personal stash, which he keeps in the trunk of his Chevy. You see, he stole the last ten cases of product from Pacific Arts Studio, when Mike Nesmith was passed out from too much Wite-Out fumes. You see, although Nesmith has poor grammar, he is rather a bit of a perfectionist; so his neurotic tendancies are your good fortune here.

Seriously, they're about $18 plus S & H. Or there's of course the z-Shop sellers, some of whom in my opinion, need to adjust their price on this item.

The best news - is that I paid about $8 for my very good used copy from Django's, and found the insert had been autographed by the band! Way!!!

My favorite cuts start with 'Back On Terra Firma', with its Cherokee drums and John's tight soloing. Then there's 'Sweet Dreams', Will's touching tribute to Roy Buchanan. I mean, he really touches them thar' frets, boy! Next, is the classic 'King Arthur's Dream', from I think, Jerry's early Fairport Convention days. Anyway, its surreal B-bent tones will transport you back in time, until you find yourself a fair maiden wandering about the moors, awaiting that lamb slice and flagon of mead. And John's expressive tone on 'Passion' (by the Gipsy Kings), will have you weeping like a liar, and calling all those women you mistreated to beg for their forgiveness.

Gosh! This album is just so chock full 'o string stretchy goodness! Mom! Buy me the Hellecasters! Please!"
Amazing!!
A. Susi | 05/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I came across The Hellecasters by accident. I was trying to find a fiddle version of "Orange Blossom Special" and came across their version. It is the greatest instrumental ever!! I have never heard such string bending, sliding, picking etc. These guys know how to play, and every single song on this album is nothing short of amazing. There are some great three way harmonies all over the place, and each guitarist gets to show off their skills individually - John on "Back On Terra Firma" and "Passion", Jerry on "Menage: The Beak/The Claw", and Will on the awesome "Sweet Dreams". I am a guitarist and this is a must for any guitarist. Everyone should hear this. Simply the best!!"
Unbelievable
A. Susi | Philly | 10/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unbelievable is what you will say when you first hear this! Amazing guitar. Like nothing else out there. This and Danny Gattons Unfinished Business are the two best Guitar albums period. If you love guitar, buy this!"