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Tones

Eric Johnson

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A Lost '80's Classic

I highly recommend "Tones." There are many mystical guitar-driven songs, done with shimmering clean sounds and heavy but articulate lead distortion tones. EJ really impresses here on all levels; guitar playing, songwriting, and vocals. A really good record from 1986 that should have been promoted better by Capitol (there could have been two or three hit singles at least from this album)!

Beauty, Power and Control

Eric Johnoson's Debut Album. From studio musician obscurity, he suddenly appears, in full splendor! Lucky enough to see this album in concert. On first listen this album seems so comercial, but wait a second... every guitar solo is gorgeous! Then you become aware of this artists meticulous control, beautiful melody lines, and OMG that Tone! Make no mistake, his guitar sings like a goddess, but has balls like a Barbarian!

Crisp & Soulful

First heard the album in ‘86 driving home at 2 AM in Austin. Local station played it in its entirety commercial free. I was absolutely mesmerized. Had never heard of him before that night but went out & bought the cassette next day. His next album was just as good. He is meticulous which is what sets him apart but make no mistake… His guitar is soulful and in all these years, I’ve not been able to get this or his next, Ah Via it off my mind.

Biography

Born: August 17, 1954 in Austin, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Very few musical artists achieve a true signature style — one that makes comparisons to other musicians impossible. But Texas guitarist Eric Johnson arguably comes as close to this echelon as any musician from the past quarter-century. Like fellow Lone Star State guitarists Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnson blends the rock style of Jimi Hendrix and the blues power of Albert King. Yet Johnson's wide...
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  • $8.91
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Arena Rock, Jazz, Fusion
  • Released: Mar 12, 1986

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