Greg Howe (album)

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Greg Howe
Studio album by Greg Howe
Released 1988 (1988)[1]
Recorded Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 41:44[2]
Label Shrapnel
Producer Mike Varney
Greg Howe chronology
Greg Howe
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greg Howe is the self-titled first studio album by guitarist Greg Howe, released in 1988 through Shrapnel Records. In a 2009 article by Guitar World magazine, the album was ranked tenth on the all-time top ten list of shred albums.[3] Prior to its recording, Howe had sent a demo tape to Shrapnel founder Mike Varney in 1987, upon which he was signed to the label. As of 2006 it remains Howe's best-selling album.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Andy Hinds of AllMusic gave Greg Howe four stars out of five, describing it positively as "fresh compared to the melodramatic work of peers like, say, Vinnie Moore" and "a high-octane, indulgent rock romp. Worth hearing." He also noted "Kick It All Over" and "The Pepper Shake" as "devastating" highlights.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Greg Howe.

No. Title Length
1. "Kick It All Over"   5:03
2. "The Pepper Shake"   4:11
3. "Bad Racket"   3:43
4. "Super Unleaded"   5:38
5. "Land of Ladies"   4:25
6. "Straight Up"   3:58
7. "Red Handed"   5:23
8. "After Hours"   3:33
9. "Little Rose"   5:50
Total length:



  1. ^ a b c Hinds, Andy. "Greg Howe - Greg Howe". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  2. ^ Greg Howe (CD release "SH-1037cd").
  3. ^ Guitar World Staff (2009-07-09). "Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time". Guitar World. Future US. Archived from the original on 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  4. ^ Malusardi, Guglielmo (October 2006). "Interview with Greg Howe". Guitar Nine Records. Retrieved 2014-03-04.

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