Escape From Hollywood
For their sophomore effort, "Escape From Hollywood", the three guitarists known as the Hellecasters (Jerry Donahue, Will Ray, John Jorgenson) go beyond the musical soundscapes they advanced in their first CD. Featuring more rock influences this time, the soloing is incredibly nimble and prolific ("Axe To Grind" features and amazing ten distinct solos!) As Dirty Linen magazine proclaimed, "Listening to the Hellecasters is like allowing yourself to be strapped into the back seat of some turbo-charged, sci-fi vehicle that careens through time and across continents with little regard for taste, sense, or safety. All three guitarists play Fender Telecasters, and they take what could be overkill and turn it into a killer album. The uninitiated will be surprised at how many different sounds can be coaxed from a single instrument; these Telecasters growl and croon and chatter and wail. "Escape From Hollywood" is a primer of the distinctive voices born of the meeting of guitarist and guitar."
|04:16||Valley Of The Pharaohs||Instrumental|
|04:42||Son Becomes Father||Instrumental|
|05:03||Hanging At Tom & Rita's||Instrumental|
|03:36||Axe To Grind||Instrumental|
|05:57||Between Twilight & Dawn||Instrumental|
|03:28||Mad For Mothra||Instrumental|
|05:29||Lost In Kashmir||Instrumental|
|05:43||La Journee Des Tziganes||Instrumental|
|04:31||A Point In Time||Instrumental|
|Jerry Donahue||Guitar, Gong, "Noise" Solos, Electric Alto Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Production, Arrangement|
|Will Ray||Guitar, Sitar, "Noise" Solos, Electric 12-String, Slide Guitar, Production, Arrangement|
|John Jorgenson||Guitar, Vox Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Tambourine, Hammond Organ, Piano, Strings, Flamenco Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Percussion, Production, Arrangement|
|Dennis Belfield||Bass, Low Bass|
|John Hobbs||Hammond Organ, Synthesizer|
|Luis Conte||Percussion, Congas, Timbales|
|Michael McDonald||Engineering, Mixing, Major Slatage at Intro of "Major Troutage"|
|Gayle Ray||Inside Photography, Back Cover Painting|
|Jeff Adamoff||Art Direction, Design|
|Nathaniel Welch||Cover Photography|
|John Houseman||CD Art|
|Tracking at Trax Recording.
Overdubs recorded at Rambo Studios A, C, F, G & L, Iris of Hollywood, Jorgensounds, Lloyd Studios.
Mixed at Trax.
Mastered at Oceanview Digital Mastering.