Greg Howe (album)

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Greg Howe
Greg Howe - 1988 - Greg Howe.jpg
Studio album by Greg Howe
Released 1988 (1988)
Studio Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 41:44
Label Shrapnel
Producer Mike Varney
Greg Howe chronology
Greg Howe

Greg Howe is the self-titled first studio album by guitarist Greg Howe, released in 1988 by Shrapnel Records.[1] Prior to its recording, Howe had sent a demo tape to Shrapnel founder Mike Varney in 1987, after which he was signed to the label.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Andy Hinds at AllMusic gave Greg Howe 4 stars out of 5, describing it as "fresh compared to the melodramatic work of peers like, say, Vinnie Moore" and "a high-octane, indulgent rock romp. Worth hearing." He also listed "Kick It All Over" and "The Pepper Shake" as highlights.[1] In a 2009 article by Guitar World magazine, the album was ranked 10th on the all-time top 10 list of shred albums.[3] As of 2006 it remains Howe's best-selling release.[2]

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: 41:44



  1. ^ a b c Hinds, Andy. "Greg Howe - Greg Howe". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  2. ^ a b Malusardi, Guglielmo (October 2006). "Interview with Greg Howe". Guitar Nine Records. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  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.

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