His best work--same vein as Paul Gilbert
Allister Fiend | Baltimore, MD United States | 06/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dweezil is a monster on the guitar, and this album is his best work yet. He deserves to be ranked right up there with guys like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Zakk Wylde, but somehow Dweezil's guitar playing has gone more or less overlooked. (So has his music career, for the most part.)
Nuno Bettencourt (formerly of Extreme) produced this disc and even lends his vocals to one song "The Kiss," as well as some spoken parts here & there. The Zappa humor is there in most of the lyrics, but it's the guitar playing that makes me listen to this one again & again.
Dweezil's vocals are an acquired taste, but if you're into 80's guitar rock, this is a good buy."
80's Guitar Shredding with humor and talent
J. Piper | Ashby, MA United States | 04/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People need to remember - this was cut in 1991. The 80s influence is all over it (in a good way). If you love the 80s style guitar work - this is must have. Nuno is totally under-rated and does an awesome job helping out here. Zakk Wylde in his early, early days. Some cutting lyrics. It is a 4 1/2 star CD... not perfect but very enjoyable. Dweezil is (was?) a very talented player - not sure what happened to him."
EXTREMEly suprised with this CD!!
Michael | Australia | 03/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is really very good. The album is produced by Nuno Bettencourt who also does alot of singing on the album. The background vocals sound awesome and sound just like Extreme - Gary Cherone and Pat Badger from Extreme also sing so I guess that's why. The guitar playing at times also sounds like Nuno's trademark riffing so I guess Nuno has really stamped his influence all over this album! I bought this CD as a fan of Nuno and I'm really pleased I got. I would really like to recommend this CD to Dweezil Zappa fans but I think it is more appropriate to recommend it to Nuno Bettencourt fans! The only real Zappa influence is in the lyrical content which is mostly comical. There's also some guest soloing by Zakk Wylde, Warren DeMartini, and Steve Lukather - bonus!!!"