Vertigo

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Fresh out of Marilyn Manson's band, guitarist John5 wasted no time issuing his solo debut, 2004's Vertigo. And for Manson disciples expecting the album to strictly follow to the game plan that John5 followed with his previous employer, you're sure to be in for a surprise. While there are tracks that are certainly Manson-esque, John5 shows that he's one of the more versatile guitar pickers on the scene today, as more than half the album wouldn't sound out of place being played on-stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Set the CD on "random play" and you're sure to fool others into thinking it's a compilation of several top guitar shredders. Things kick off with a pair of tracks that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Fresh out of Marilyn Manson's band, guitarist John5 wasted no time issuing his solo debut, 2004's Vertigo. And for Manson disciples expecting the album to strictly follow to the game plan that John5 followed with his previous employer, you're sure to be in for a surprise. While there are tracks that are certainly Manson-esque, John5 shows that he's one of the more versatile guitar pickers on the scene today, as more than half the album wouldn't sound out of place being played on-stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Set the CD on "random play" and you're sure to fool others into thinking it's a compilation of several top guitar shredders. Things kick off with a pair of tracks that are what you'd expect from a former Marilyn Manson guitarist: the over-the-top shredfest "Needles, CA" and the riff rocker "Feisty Cadavers." But this soon proves to be a completely false assumption, as evidenced by such bluegrass ditties as "Sugar Foot Rag" and a cover of "Sweet Georgia Brown," the square dance-esque title track, and a blues-rock track that brings to mind the "guitar duel" between Steve Vai and Ralph Macchio in Crossroads, "Pulling Strings." Although some may automatically write off Mr. 5 due to his ghoulish makeup and attire, Vertigo will certainly please fans of such technically proficient shredders as Steve Vai and Steve Morse.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2004
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • UPC: 026245117327
  • Catalog Number: 1173
  • Sales rank: 48,290

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Needles, CA (3:22)
  2. 2 Feisty Cadavers (4:12)
  3. 3 Pulling Strings (3:45)
  4. 4 Sugar Foot Rag (3:04)
  5. 5 Dead Man's Dream (3:29)
  6. 6 Sweet Georgia Brown (2:43)
  7. 7 Flatlines, Thin Lines (3:35)
  8. 8 Liberty (2:23)
  9. 9 Vertigo (3:47)
  10. 10 18969 Ventura Blvd (2:37)
  11. 11 Zugg Island Convict (3:21)
  12. 12 Salt Creek (2:51)
  13. 13 Goodnight (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John 5 Primary Artist, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Lap Steel Guitar
Kevin Savigar Keyboards
Jay Schellen Drums, Bass Guitar
Billy Sherwood Bass, Bass Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Graham Ward Drums
Bourbon Bob Bartell Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Hank Garland Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Kevin Savigar Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Billy Sherwood Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Vaughn Horton Composer
Tim Gennert Mastering
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
J.T. Taylor Composer
John 5 Arranger, Composer, Artwork, Concept
Chris Justice Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better then his manson stuff

    this album was way differnet then what i thought it was going to be this maybe the best solo album that i've heard in a while its a great album just for the fat knowing that john was with manson ans that alot of the album sounds nothing like the stuff he did with manson if ur a big fan of just guitar based albums do ur self the favor of picking this album up u love it

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