Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue album
Metal Fatigue is the third studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released in 1985 through Enigma Records (United States) and JMS–Cream Records (Europe). Absolutely essential for those who like their rock with a healthy dose of jazz"
Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue (1985). Songs in album Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue (1985).
Metal Fatigue Manifesto Records 2018. Metal Fatigue is a very strong album featuring Holdsworth with a host of talented guests as he takes the fiery jazz guitar of John McLaughlin and marries it to a slow-burning emotion that recalls blues guitar. The result is a classic of fusion and an album that any fan of guitar must hear. The album opens with churning title track.
An album which influence knows no bounds. The late, great Frank Zappa even stated at one point that Holdsworth was The greatest guitarist in the world. Metal Fatigue is the man’s shining moment as an artist, an album that not only showcases his raw technical ability and domination over his instrument but also proves that he is far more than capable of composing a catchy tune. The first couple notes of the distorted, gain-driven harmonic guitar tone of the opening track Metal Fatigue, sets a blistering pace that holds up for the entirety of the album.
Allan Holdsworth – Metal Fatigue. Label: WEA – 32XD-682. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. Released: 25 Aug 1987. Guitar, Producer, Engineer – Allan Holdsworth. Keyboards – Alan Pasqua (tracks: 5). Lyrics By – Linda Hennrick. Management – Gary Lo Conti. Photography – Robin D'Arcy. Vocals – Paul Korda (tracks: 6), Paul Williams (10) (tracks: 1, 4). Written-By – Holdsworth (tracks: 2, 3, 5). Notes.
Criminally unknown and underappreciated, Allan Holdsworth is one of the greatest musicians ever to pick up the electric guitar. Here, on 1985's Metal Fatigue, everything finally comes together for him. For the majority of this record, Holdsworth is joined by bassist Jimmy Johnson and drummer Chad Wackerman, and these two musicians, virtuosos in their own right, complement Holdsworth beautifully (check out Johnson's wonderful part in "Home" and lovely solo on "Panic Station"). The leader is known for his extremely legato phrasing and rich harmonic vocabulary, both.
Allan Holdsworth Format: Vinyl. Metal Fatigue (Remastered). Panic Station" is for me the compositional highlight of the album. In this piece Holdsworth demonstrates absolute mastery of tension and release. Panic Station" is primarily an exercise in tension, with very little release.