One of my favorites and I have the tab book for this record too. Spent a lot of time back in the day on this song.This is one of the most beautiful and perfectly played guitar instrumental songs I’ve ever heard , the fade out solo!!!!! just simply beautiful...........
what mainstream radio plays instrumental guitar oriented music?
the maragold album is awesome! such catchy tunes and insanely tasty solos!Lol, can't argue with that though Satriani and Eric Johnson both got some radio time in the 80s.
Greg did try the vocal thing with Maragold, but they were playing to empty clubs and the band imploded before they could do a second album. Too bad, as I thought they had a cool vibe and good songs.
I went there a bunch, along with somewhere in Iowa guitars. Craig was super approachable. He totally convinced to sell my blue ibanez(which I got because I went to a blues Saraceno clinic) and buy this strange prs that had come out with sort of Strat pickguard. Craig had gotten the first, black one, and I got the second red one in there store. Was always happy to just shoot the sh!t with you when you came in.Craig Erickson is from my hometown, Cedar Rapids, IA, i used to see him all the time when i went to the music store his parents owned called "the music loft"...and i had taken guitar lessons there back when i was in 5th grade for the school year (long ago).
but Craig was always nice, and welcoming, said just play whatever and let him know if you had questions...he was always playing guitar sitting behind the counter, and he was good!!
when i went away to Grad school in the 90s i think is when his playing career really went off, and i know he toured Europe a bunch and did projects with folks....I thought he was involved with something of a Tommy Bolin tribute...would have loved to talked to him about that.
his parents store closed back when Cedar Rapids had the big flood in 2008, the flood waters got to their area, which amazed me....
WOW and would I love to pay for the dinner and drinks just to listen to you hear stories all night. COOL to be you. I hope you do not think I am not being sarcastic in the slightest. Vinnie is a huge hero of mine as well as all those guys back then. I took lessons from Shrapnel alum Darren Housholder and I remember Darren telling me he would send his demos to John Stix all the time and get feedback like "you have to make it tighter or blah, blah, blah" and Darren saying "WTF???." I remember Darren saying the guy was such a c@ck.I recorded and mixed a few Vinnie Moore Albums!
One of the best players, and people I've had the pleasure to work with.
Also did lot's of work, (way back when) for Mike Varney, / Shrapnel Records, as well as John Stix with his label "Guitar for the Practicing musician.
Many, Many records!