Jeff Beck is a name synonymous with the electric guitar. With "You Had It Coming", Beck's latest album during his three-and-a-half decades as an Epic recording artist, his name becomes tantamount to innovation, as the guitarist continues to experiment with modern, cutting-edge music. "You Had It Coming" finds the legendary British musician further enthralled by the nature of sound. "It's almost a chosen path for me by someone else, because I was never a singer," Beck says of his songwriting. "Without a vocal, you've got to concentrate on what people hear. Sound is everything."
The predominantly instrumental album is bounded by a collage of drum loops and digital-age wizardry, all at the service of Beck's signature guitar playing. "I view technology as a friend -- there's no use messing around with enemies," he says. The outcome of his prolonged interest is "You Had It Coming", a project that combines the tones and technology of the new millennium with the skill and credibility of experienced hands.