High Gear (Howe II album)

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High Gear
Howe II - 1989 - High Gear.jpg
Studio album by Howe II
Released 1989 (1989)
Recorded Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
Genre Hard rock
Length 42:02
Label Shrapnel
Producer Greg Howe, Mike Varney, Steve Fontano
Howe II chronology
High Gear
Now Hear This
(1991)Now Hear This1991

High Gear is the first studio album by hard rock band Howe II, released in 1989 through Shrapnel Records. Howe II was a short-lived group fronted by guitarist Greg Howe and his brother Albert, a singer.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

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

Andy Hinds at AllMusic gave the album four stars out of five, saying that "The songs on High Gear are good, the riffs are killer, and the execution is flawless." He praised Greg's guitar playing as "more effective than ever; focused like a laser, his brilliant solos drive home the point of the songs rather than being the point of the songs" and likened Albert's vocals to David Lee Roth. More praise went to the band overall: "The entire band plays with an articulate, inspired precision and energy that is truly awesome."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Albert Howe and Greg Howe.

No. Title Length
1. "High Gear" 4:41
2. "Carry the Torch" 4:01
3. "Strat-O-Various" 1:13
4. "Disorderly Conduct" 4:33
5. "Thinking of You" 5:02
6. "Standing on Line" 3:32
7. "Ferocious" 4:34
8. "Don't Let the Sloe Gin (Order the Wine)" 5:08
9. "Party Favors" 3:30
10. "Social Fever" 5:48
Total length: 42:02



  1. ^ a b c Hinds, Andy. "Howe 2: High Gear - Greg Howe". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-12-24.