|Studio album by|
|Released||January 29, 2008|
|Genre||Instrumental rock, hard rock|
|Steve Stevens chronology|
Memory Crash comes some eight years after Stevens' previous solo album, Flamenco A Go-Go. It is a mostly instrumental album with help from Doug Pinnick of King's X, and featuring drummer Brian Tichy. Stevens and Tichy had previously worked together with Billy Idol.
Musical genres and influences
Stevens has put a lot of "weird little segues" into this album, a feature that has impressed him from albums such as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Other influences include Jimi Hendrix, particularly on Stevens' interpretation of Robin Trower's Day of the Eagle, as well as Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, and even Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Bo Diddley, and Jeff Beck. Stevens has said that he spent a lot of time listening to bands such as Pink Floyd and Yes prior to making this album, "just soaking up what made them tick". During the recording, Stevens used the Marshall Half Stack he had previously used while recording Rebel Yell with Billy Idol.
Record label Magna Carta describes this album as, "...an electro-centric sonic tour de force... No gimmicks. No over-the-top production. No compromising... Just Steve Stevens, his guitar, and his beloved effects..."
All tracks written by Steve Stevens, except where noted.
|2.||"Hellcats Take the Highway"||5:32|
|4.||"Water on Ares"||5:51|
|5.||"Day of the Eagle" (Robin Trower)||5:46|
|6.||"Small Arms Fire"||7:30|
|8.||"Joshua Light Show"||1:52|
- Steve Stevens – vocals (track 10), guitar, bass (except track 5), engineering, production
- Doug Pinnick – vocals (track 5), bass (track 5)
- Brian Tichy – drums, percussion
- Beazle T. Monk – engineering
- Michael Parnin – engineering, mixing
- Josh Hertz – engineering
- Mike Bozzi – engineering
- In Review: Steve Stevens "Memory Crash" at Guitar Nine Records