Title - 'Bullet Train'
Artist - Joe Macre
For those not in the know, Joe Macre is best known as the original bassist for the progressive rock band Crack The Sky, whose debut was voted album of the year in Rolling Stone Magazine and is still included in the top 50 progressive rock albums of all time.
Macre was a member of Crack The Sky from 1975-1980 and 2004-2009 and has also worked with The B.E. Taylor Group, Wild Cherry, King Friday, Jim Croce, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers, Marie Osmond, Grammy Award Artist, Oliver Wakeman (and Eddie Offord Yes), Andy Timmons (Danger Danger), Robert Schindler (Johnny Nash), Madukwu Chinwah (Erikah Badu), Keith Green, Clint Brown, amongst others.
This brand new release from Joe Macre, entitled Bullet Train is a collection of ten songs written and recorded at Joe Macs American Garage.
With a release date of March 1st, 2021, Bullet Train is one of two albums written and recorded by Joe with friends who visited his American Garage studios.
That cast of friends include musicians such as: Chris Elliot and Jerry Oxendyne of 86 Bullets, Pete Hewllett (Billy Joel), Jeff Adams (Facedancer), John Palumbo, Rick Witkowski, Jimmy Griffiths, Bobby Hird and Joey D'Amico (Crack The Sky) and many other talented friends who visited Joe's American Garage Studios.
Indeed, made famous for housing cars, the garage has become a recording studio for musicians all over the world.
1. 'Drag It Down'
2. 'Bring On The Night'
3. 'You Can't Take It With You'
4. 'Slow Ryder'
5. 'Diesel Locomotive'
6. 'That's Summer'
7. 'At The Roadhouse'
8. 'If I Only Had Brain'
9. 'Safety In Numbers'
This truly magnificent album opens with the thunderous guitar rock of 'Drag It Down' and backs that up beautifully with both the prog lite guitar mastery of 'Bring On The Night' and the Hendrix-esque 'You Can't Take It With You,' and then we get the one-two, searingly low slung rock of 'Slow Ryder' and the atmospheric 'Diesel Locomotive.'
Next up is more of that good old Prog rock feel within the live feel of 'That's Summer' which is paired with the gentle, harmonica-imbibed funk of 'At The Roadhouse' which is in turn followed by the uniquely trippy 'If I Only Had Brain,' the fairground ambiance of 'Safety In Numbers,' coming to a close on the delightfully ambient Beatles' 1969 track 'Goodbye'
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