Blackberry Jams

Blackberry Jams

by Jason Becker
     
 

Jason Becker is the protagonist of one of rock & roll's most tragic and inspiring stories, refusing to give up his joie de vivre or his inspirational muse despite being struck down by A.L.S. almost 15 years before this particular release, 2002's The Blackberry Jams. Of course, the fact that Becker's difficult condition has made it impossible for him toSee more details below

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Jason Becker is the protagonist of one of rock & roll's most tragic and inspiring stories, refusing to give up his joie de vivre or his inspirational muse despite being struck down by A.L.S. almost 15 years before this particular release, 2002's The Blackberry Jams. Of course, the fact that Becker's difficult condition has made it impossible for him to pick up, much less play, a guitar in over a decade, predicates that the 31 solos and song-snippets collected here were all committed to tape a long time ago, mostly between 1987 and 1988. Recorded by Becker on his home four-track recorder, this C.D. contains predominantly demo-quality, solo performances on electric, and occasionally, acoustic guitars, and, quite understandably, the fidelity ain't all that. But there's more than enough clarity to get the point across, and some tracks were even augmented here and there by Becker's many friends and supporters, most notably old running mate Marty Friedman. Hardly what you'd call a conventional album; this release provides a living document of a truly great talent, and a uniquely courageous soul.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2003
Label:
Shrapnel
UPC:
0026245115927
catalogNumber:
1159
Rank:
102466

Tracks

  1. Go Off! Intro
  2. Groin-Grabbingly Transcendent
  3. Opitudes
  4. Church of the Weird
  5. Mabel's Air...Could It Be Any Faster?
  6. Short X-Ray Eyes
  7. Airage
  8. Perpetual Burn
  9. Ashram of You, Lee
  10. Images Intro
  11. Mabel...Simple Little Nibbling
  12. Jewel
  13. Kind of Like a Spring
  14. Air
  15. Ten Yellow Pointy Kitties
  16. Absurd Temple Jig
  17. Part of Stranger
  18. There's That
  19. Black Cat
  20. Little Rippage
  21. Perpetual Ties
  22. Floor Pie
  23. El Beckero
  24. Pocus I Say
  25. Conglomeration...Boy Meets Guitar
  26. Little Dweller
  27. Jewel #2
  28. Long X-Ray Eyes
  29. Altitudes Jam
  30. Bemesderfer's Wooping Stick
  31. If It Weren't So Purdy I'd Call It Skin Flute

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