CD REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – Lord Of Misrule EP

CD REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – Lord Of Misrule EP
Independent
March 2014
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
8.5/10

Graham Greene - Lord Of Misrule EP cover

Elegant Savage opens with a groove like Rush on steroids, before Graham Greene’s lead guitar starts – then it all becomes perfectly clear: who needs a vocalist when you can make your instrument sing so beautifully?

There will inevitably be comparisons to Joe Satriani, as there have been throughout Greene’s recording career, but whilst there are shared influences and a similar style, Greene is blazing his own trail and doing it peerlessly.

The downside of Lords Of Misrule is that it’s only a four track EP. The upside is that each one is a minor masterpiece.

Spirit Fingers is aptly named, Greene coming in over a great track with a lead line that transcends anything a singer could do, while Bobbo’s Café starts with a jazzier, funkier approach, before giving the riff some wellie, then taking the song off the chart completely. They don’t call him maestro for nothing.

The closing title track is the closest to Greene’s hair metal past, though rendered with his now-trademark touch whereby the song – rhythm, melody, feel – all come before any hint of flash or posturing. That the end result is so eminently listenable to lovers of instrumental guitar or just good rock n’ roll is testament to the sheer talent and ability on show.

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CD REVIEW: GRAHAM GREENE – Lord Of Misrule EP

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