Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Toto Singer/Guitarist Steve Lukather's 1989 Solo Album features Material that is a Bit Harder Edged Than his Regular Supergroup Day Job. Not Only That, this Album Sports a Cavalcade of Famous Guests Making Cameo Appearance... more »
Toto Singer/Guitarist Steve Lukather's 1989 Solo Album features Material that is a Bit Harder Edged Than his Regular Supergroup Day Job. Not Only That, this Album Sports a Cavalcade of Famous Guests Making Cameo Appearances and Contributions. Among the Stars Included Are Fellow Guitar Whiz Eddie Van Halen, Pop Star Richard Marx, Former Billy Idol Co-hort Steve Stevens, the Fixx's Cy Curnin, Keyboardist/Miami Vice Composer Jan Hammer, as Well as Toto Buddies David Paich and the Late Jeff Porcaro. If You were Wishing that Toto Would Rock a Bit More, this Album is Where Your Wish Came True.
Luke in 1989....not his best era!
Henning Simonsen | Aalborg, Denmark | 06/04/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"In 1994 I bought this album and actually thought it was very cool for some time. But....times and musical tastes have changed for me, and today I find this album to be quite a bore. I admit that Lukes vocals and his guitarplaying is great as always and songs such as It looks like rain, Fall into velvet and the very poppy Lonely beat of my heart are very good listenable songs. But apart from the fact that I find many of the songs to be very uninspiring, the sound is just plain annoying. Man, the whole record seems "drowned" in reverb, and furthermore, Lukes guitar is terribly overeffected, which he himself also admitted through some interviews in the 90es. If you feel the same way I do, I highly recommend spending your money on his 1997-album "Luke", which has great, raw, fantastic sound, honest lyrics and wonderful harmonies and vocals!!!"
Been there, heard that
David Hawley | Matsudo, Chiba Japan | 01/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD because my guitar teacher suggested listening to TOTO. I liked "With a second chance" for the groove and the "Fall into Velvet" for moments like the growly, brooding feel of the prelude. Don't know if any of these songs made Top40, but IMHO Second Chance could have been a contender.Overall impression: a fine example of bombastic rock, great chops but little originality."
Steve Lukather is a songwriting machine!!
Michael | Australia | 04/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Steve Lukather is simply one of the greatest musicians and songwriters of all time. He is mainly famous for being Toto's guitarist and one of the most recorded session artists of all time. He wrote these songs with some of his fellow session artists (Mike Landau, Steve Stevens) and some of his famous songwriting friends (Richard Marx, Dianne Warren). The result is a collection of guitar-driven rocks songs and power ballads that are very hooky. I love this album and recommend this as essential listening for Steve Lukather fans."