Sacred Squall of Now

Sacred Squall of Now

by Reeves Gabrels
     
 

Reeves Gabrels is a talented, sometimes inspiring guitarist saddled with the reputation of riding on David Bowie's coattails. Unfortunately, while The Sacred Squall of Now provided the perfect opportunity for Gabrels to step up and carve his own identity, he instead plays right into the sycophancy allegation. Grabels makes full use of his position as chiefSee more details below

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Reeves Gabrels is a talented, sometimes inspiring guitarist saddled with the reputation of riding on David Bowie's coattails. Unfortunately, while The Sacred Squall of Now provided the perfect opportunity for Gabrels to step up and carve his own identity, he instead plays right into the sycophancy allegation. Grabels makes full use of his position as chief string-bender for Bowie side project/plaything Tin Machine to call in a few markers. Frank Black, Jeffrey Gaines, Charlie Sexton, and actor Gary Oldman all take guest turns, with Bowie himself vocalizing a pair. Instrumentally, the disc works as a more accessible Tin Machine, dropping the "boys-night-out" yobbo histrionics in favor of something altogether more refined and stimulating. As such, exotic instrumentals like "Hushu" and "Firedome" make for great sonics. There's also an interesting wall of guitars/heavy metal viola treatment ladled over CCR's "Bad Moon Rising." The chief problem starts when Reeves opens his mouth. As a singer/songwriter, Gabrels makes a fine guitarist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/1995
Label:
UPSTART
UPC:
0011671802022

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reeves Gabrels   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Loops,Tremolo,Guitar (Baritone)
David Bowie   Vocals,Gut String Guitar
Frank Black   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Dube   Vocal Harmony
Jeffrey Gaines   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mike Levesque   Drums
Dan McCarroll   Drums,Background Vocals
Hunt Sales   Percussion,Drums
Gary Oldman   Vocals
Milt Sutton   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Bells
David Hull   Bass
Matt Grueberg   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Jamie Rubin   Vocal Harmony
Ukis N'Cluess   Bass

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Tom Dube   Engineer
Reeves Gabrels   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Milt Sutton   Contributor

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