The Best of Gary Hoey

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The casual observer might be surprised that 2004's The Best of Gary Hoey does not consist of a bunch of Christmas music culled from his Ho! Ho! Hoey albums, but as this 18-track collection proves, there's more to the high-riding guitar virtuoso than chop-laden versions of seasonal classics. There are also covers of classic oldies like "Low Rider," "Wipeout," "Linus and Lucy," Pink Floyd's "Money," "Misirlou," and "Frankenstein," along with a bunch of original material that functions as a vessel for Hoey's relentless playing. All of his albums, save the Christmas records, are well represented here, and there's a pair of previously unreleased cuts, too, including ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The casual observer might be surprised that 2004's The Best of Gary Hoey does not consist of a bunch of Christmas music culled from his Ho! Ho! Hoey albums, but as this 18-track collection proves, there's more to the high-riding guitar virtuoso than chop-laden versions of seasonal classics. There are also covers of classic oldies like "Low Rider," "Wipeout," "Linus and Lucy," Pink Floyd's "Money," "Misirlou," and "Frankenstein," along with a bunch of original material that functions as a vessel for Hoey's relentless playing. All of his albums, save the Christmas records, are well represented here, and there's a pair of previously unreleased cuts, too, including a version of "Rocky Mountain Way," which makes this a good summary of his work to date, and a good introduction to his style, which you will either find to be a good soundtrack to the summer or simply ho-ho-horrid.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Surfdog Records Ada
  • UPC: 640424403225
  • Catalog Number: 44032
  • Sales rank: 12,297

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Low Rider (4:20)
  2. 2 Drive (4:05)
  3. 3 Hocus Pocus (3:54)
  4. 4 Wipeout (3:31)
  5. 5 Peace Pipe (5:08)
  6. 6 Desire (3:18)
  7. 7 Linus and Lucy (3:36)
  8. 8 Bula Brain (4:05)
  9. 9 Money (3:04)
  10. 10 Blast (4:07)
  11. 11 Misirlou (3:04)
  12. 12 Gone Surfin (3:13)
  13. 13 Bug Alley (3:32)
  14. 14 High-Top Bop (3:48)
  15. 15 The Deep (3:16)
  16. 16 Frankenstein (2:42)
  17. 17 Rocky Mountain Way (3:53)
  18. 18 Padres Song (1:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Hoey Primary Artist, Guitar
Dick Dale Guitar
Brian Setzer Guitar
Frankie Banali Drums
Gregg Bissonette Drums
Tony Franklin Bass
Myron Grombacher Drums
Bobby Rock Drums
Ray Riendeau Bass
Glen Sobel Drums
Jamie Carter Bass
Technical Credits
Jan Akkerman Composer
Joe Walsh Composer
Roger Waters Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Lee Oskar Composer
Lonnie Jordan Composer
Joe Vitale Composer
Thijs van Leer Composer
Kenny Passarelli Composer
Gary Hoey Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Harold Brown Composer
Edgar Winter Composer
Rocke Grace Composer
Nicholas Roubanis Composer
Howard Scott Composer
Jim Fuller Composer
Charles Miller Composer
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Dave Kaplan Executive Producer
F. Scott Schafer Cover Photo
Lori Weinhouse Composer
Morris Dickerson Composer
Sylvester Allen Composer
R. Wilson Composer
Joey Vitale Composer
M. Walker Composer
Patrick Connolly Composer
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