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Side One
     

Side One

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by Adrian Belew
 
By 2005, it had been nearly eight years since Adrian Belew had unleashed an all-new solo studio effort. That's not to say he wasn't busy, though, as he toured
ecorded with both King Crimson and the Bears during this time. And in the process, he became quite friendly with two of rock's top players -- Primus'

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By 2005, it had been nearly eight years since Adrian Belew had unleashed an all-new solo studio effort. That's not to say he wasn't busy, though, as he toured
ecorded with both King Crimson and the Bears during this time. And in the process, he became quite friendly with two of rock's top players -- Primus' Les Claypool and Tool's Danny Carey -- who happened to be major Belew fans. As a result, Belew invited the duo to play on several tracks on Side One. But be forewarned: they do not appear on the entire album, which is a shame, because the two best tracks -- "Ampersand" and "Writing on the Wall" (the latter of which is a fierce funk-rocker, quite reminiscent of early-'80s-era King Crimson) -- are the ones that contain this stellar lineup. But that's not to say the other tracks aren't worthwhile; other standouts include the noisy, repetitive epic "Madness" (which could have fit snugly on Crimson's 2003 effort, The Power to Believe) and a tribute to pachyderms everywhere, the appropriately titled "Elephants." At barely over 30 minutes in length, some fans who have patiently waited this long for a new Belew release may be disappointed initially, before finding out the good news -- the guitarist will be releasing two additional solo releases in 2005 (Side Two and Side Three).

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Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768473829
catalogNumber:
84738

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Side One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
fans of Belew's Crimson work should enjoy this creative effort- monster rock and beautiful soundscapes. kinda short though-30 minutes- or i would've given it 5 stars.