Escape From Hollywood

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All Music Guide - Mark Vanderhoff
On the Hellecasters' sophomore effort, Escape From Hollywood, the trio of rock virtuoso guitarists returns with another collection of progressive, zany, instrumental numbers. Forsaking all other guitars for Fender Telecasters, the trio plows through a repertoire ranging from kitschy, sci-fi rockers to breakneck, finger-picked country. While the technical mastery that all three musicians display is jaw-dropping, they never sound like they're showing off. Perhaps most impressive is that all three guitarists are able to spread their wings while maintaining a tight sound that never becomes cluttered. The slower numbers, such as "Son Becomes Father" and "Between Twilight and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Vanderhoff
On the Hellecasters' sophomore effort, Escape From Hollywood, the trio of rock virtuoso guitarists returns with another collection of progressive, zany, instrumental numbers. Forsaking all other guitars for Fender Telecasters, the trio plows through a repertoire ranging from kitschy, sci-fi rockers to breakneck, finger-picked country. While the technical mastery that all three musicians display is jaw-dropping, they never sound like they're showing off. Perhaps most impressive is that all three guitarists are able to spread their wings while maintaining a tight sound that never becomes cluttered. The slower numbers, such as "Son Becomes Father" and "Between Twilight and Dawn," are soulful and poignant, while "Mad for Mothra" and "Danger Man" would be right at home in an old horror movie or cop show, respectively. These tracks, as well as the album title itself, carry on the B-movie theme that the group started on its first album, Return of the Hellecasters. They even borrow a few bars from the Inspector Gadget theme song on the tune of the same name. While much of the rock world is busy taking itself way too seriously, it's refreshing to see a group of incredibly gifted musicians who aren't afraid to have some fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/1997
  • Label: Pharaoh
  • UPC: 800633700229
  • Catalog Number: 7002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Danger Man (3:57)
  2. 2 Inspector Gadget (2:39)
  3. 3 Valley of the Pharaohs (4:16)
  4. 4 Son Becomes a Father (4:42)
  5. 5 Hanging at Tom & Rita's (5:03)
  6. 6 Axe to Grind (3:36)
  7. 7 Between Twilight and Dawn (5:57)
  8. 8 Mad for Mothers (3:28)
  9. 9 Lost in Kashmir (5:29)
  10. 10 Le Journée des Tziganes (5:43)
  11. 11 Border Town (4:02)
  12. 12 A Point in Time (4:31)
  13. 13 Major Troutage (3:55)
  14. 14 [Untitled Track] (0:05)
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  32. 32 [Untitled Track] (0:04)
  33. 33 [Untitled Track] (0:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Hellecasters Primary Artist
John Jorgenson Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Trombone, Rhythm Guitar, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Multi Instruments, Slide Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Group Member
Jerry Donahue Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Gong, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Classical Guitar, Group Member
Dennis Belfield Bass
Luis Conte Percussion, Conga, Timbales
Steve Duncan Drums
John Hobbs Organ, Synthesizer, Hammond Organ
Will Ray Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Sitar, 12-string Guitar, Multi Instruments, Slide Guitar, Group Member
Gayle Ray Pai
Technical Credits
Michael McDonald Engineer
John Jorgenson Arranger, Producer
Jerry Donahue Arranger, Producer
John Houseman Contributor, Artwork
The Hellecasters Arranger, Producer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Will Ray Arranger, Producer
Bob Kearny Engineer
Erik Nordquiest Engineer
Jeff Adamoff Art Direction
Nathaniel Welch Cover Photo
Eric Nordquist Engineer
Gayle Ray Back Cover
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