Guitar Reviews by John Rich

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  1. Abstract Logix - Very Cool Site ·
    Here is my two cents on this website. I think it is a good place to find rare jazz fusion albums. I bought many albums from them through Amazon.com and then I figured I'd just go to their website and check them out. I am glad I did because my Sh...(more)
    Marketplace: On-Line Stores/Catalogs · Posted: 2/21/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  2. Venus Isle by Eric Johnson ·
    Many people have problems with this album due to its somewhat pretenous nature, but I encourage anyone who is a fan of brilliant guitar work to take another listen. This album came out of frustration and was an extremely difficult album for Eric...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 2/21/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  3. Joe Satriani - Live In San Francisco DVD by Joe Satriani ·
    This is truly one of the greatest concerts I have ever seen on DVD. The visual and audio mix are absolutely stunning. The audio aspect of this DVD is extremely crisp. The visual aspect of this DVD is great too. There is nothing worse than having...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 2/21/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  4. G3 - Live In Denver DVD ·
    I have mentioned before that I do not like the idea of the G3 shows, in fact I didn't know why I even acknowledge them. Anyway, the only reason I bought this DVD was because there isn't much in the DVD concert genre that features Steve Vai or Jo...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 2/29/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  5. Colma by Buckethead ·
    Buckethead for anyone who does not know is a man by the name of Brian Caroll and he is from Marietta, GA. Anyway, I thought I would reveal that to anyone who is interested in knowing his identity. "Colma" is an amazing album. I was so suprised w...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 3/4/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  6. Remedy Lane by Pain of Salvation ·
    To start my review on this album I will have to tell that the opening track's lyric first begins "She was twelve and I was only ten..." and that is the only lyric I needed to hear. This album is haunting. The band's performance on this album is ...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 3/4/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  7. Imaginary Roads by Will Ackerman ·
    Will Ackerman first and foremost cannot do a bad album if his life depended on it! I agree with alot of the reviews except for the fact that they focus on individual songs rather than the entire album as a whole, which should be the main focus h...(more)
    Recordings: Acoustic/Folk · Posted: 3/9/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  8. The Book Of Kells by Iona ·
    Iona, for those of who have never heard of them, are a Christian progressive rock band that from the British Isles. They are an amazingly talented group! Their music is very hard to describe in a only a few short sentences. They are a very atmos...(more)
    Recordings: Christian · Posted: 7/26/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  9. Brave by Marillion ·
    Too many people who are fans of later Hogarth-era Marillion work put this album down. In fact, alot of people have put this album down for being too depressing. Well, what people must realize is that music isn't going to be happy or bright sound...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 7/26/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  10. Misplaced Childhood by Marillion ·
    Marillion are one of the best modern progressive rock bands of the 80's and early 90's. This is the first album I heard by this wonderful band. It was released in 1985 and was their biggest selling album.....I can see why and you will too when y...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 7/26/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  11. Good Dog, Happy Man by Bill Frisell ·
    Bill Frisell continues to amaze me. I've been playing the guitar for 14 years, and it hasn't been until this last year that I've been getting into Bill's music. This isn't the first album I heard by Bill. The first album I heard by him was "Wher...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 7/26/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  12. Beyond These Shores by Iona ·
    Iona are a band from the British Isles. Their overall sound is so dynamic it consists of many different styles of music such as Celtic folk, progressive rock, and new age. Before I get into the musical aspect of this album I want to mention the ...(more)
    Recordings: Christian · Posted: 7/28/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  13. Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler ·
    I think that anyone who aspires to do more with delay effects, than this will be the pedal for you. If you like delay, but don't want to get too into it, then you might want to stay away from the pedal. THIS PEDAL IS FOR GUITARISTS WHO ASPIRE TO...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 8/7/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  14. Temporal Analouges Of Paradise by Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Jeff Sipe ·
    First of all, I want to say that it's a shame about Shawn Lane (died on September 26, 2003). Music lost a true visionary, virtuoso, and unfortunately one of guitar's best kept secrets. Not many people even know who he was. Those that did know hi...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 8/12/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  15. Have A Little Faith by Bill Frisell ·
    For those who aren't familiar with Bill Frisell, he is an amazingly talented guitarist and composer. He is labeled as "jazz," but he does more than play "jazz." He plays music that trenscends genres. I have 12 of Bill's albums and all are VERY d...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 9/2/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  16. The Willies by Bill Frisell ·
    Bill Frisell is a musical chameleon. Every album he makes seems to be so different than the last. "The Willies" is a wonderful album full of soulful guitar, bass, and banjo. I, personally, have 11 of Bill's albums, and this one is currently gett...(more)
    Recordings: Bluegrass · Posted: 9/9/2004 by John Rich (3189)
  17. Live Without A Net by Van Halen ·
    My jaw-dropped yesterday night when I purchased the Van Halen DVD "Live Without A Net." My jaw didn't drop to the songs, but to Eddie's solo guitar performance that seemed to last forever....lol. I mean that alone was a guitar lesson for anyone ...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 12/13/2004 by John Rich (3189)