Their first album, Puzzle, is in my top 10 all time recordings. Gurley is so cool. His solos give you something to connect to & then take off into left field. Never boring. Great accompaniment guitar too & wonderful Strat tones. One of my favs.
I loved that album so much I collected everything else they recorded. Except for the Live one they seem over-produced to me & just don't have the life of Puzzle.
I would have loved to see them live in their prime!
yes, big fan here! I've seen them a few times. Once when they were using a 2nd guitar (his brother I think).
They do get back together every once in a while for tours, but they are doing their own things lately. Phil the drummer actually plays with the Blue Man Group and does voice over work.
I met them once after a local show in Asbury Park. All cool guys...Mike especially cool and talked a little about gear, etc. He battles hand issues and is constantly icing his arms thru the gig. We talked about it a bit since I also battle CTS and hand issues. They are an amazing live trio.
I saw them in Seattle about 6 or 7 years ago. He played through a Super Reverb and a Boogie. I remember thinking how superb his tone was all night. The Super especially just sounded like soaring musical heaven.
i saw them many years ago at a moderate sized bar in louisville. not sure which disc they were touring for but they tore it up. amazing tones and amazing playing. i think michael gurley's younger brother was their touring rhythm guitarist. michael was playing mostly strats and a boogie head/cab. maybe a dual rectifier?