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|1. Radio Free Albemuth|
|2. Flow My Tears|
|3. Dr. Gradus Ad Parnasum|
|4. Sexually Active|
|5. Simple Dreams|
|6. Country Music (A Night In Hell)|
|7. Moonlight Sonata|
This was his first solo album, and it is immediatly obvious that he's not reknowned for nothing!
'Flow My Tears' is possibly my personal favourite bassline of all time, combining a powerful hook with a mournful, delicate melody.
Moonlight Sonata is a cover of the famed Classical piece, transcribed for tap-bass, which works remarkably well, and accents the diversity found on this album, especially seeing as it follows on from 'Country Music', a hugely energetic, tongue-in-cheek crowd pleaser, which is even today an integral part of Hamm's live routine. I challenge you to listen to this song without in some way physically moving to the rhythm!
If you're a bassist, your CD collection is not complete without this album.
If you're not a bassist, you'll still not regret it!
Going from some of Jo's newest stuff to this 1980's solo album was a big jump but all up I was quite blown away. I have heard Stu do a lot of amazing tap work but both his tapping and slapping on 'Sexually Active' and the entire album is just incredible - highly inspiring.
I admit that I don't have many bass solo albums but I was truly inspired with what Stu does on this one. Highly recomended for bassists. Would be good to see how he does it all actually, can't wait for a Stu Hamm DVD!
PS - it was interesting to see that the bass solo on the Joe Satriani Live in San Francisco album was mostly based around 'Moonlight Sonata' and 'Country Music' off this album!