Greg Howe (album)


Greg Howe is the 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]

Greg Howe
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Studio album by
Released1988 (1988)
StudioPrairie Sun Recording, Cotati, California
GenreInstrumental rock
ProducerMike Varney
Greg Howe chronology
Greg Howe

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[3]

Andy Hinds at AllMusic described Greg Howe 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] Martin Popoff in his Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal found the album "not all heavy, but for the most part, fruity, pop-tastic and colourful", while Howe's guitar playing reminded him of George Lynch.[3]

In a 2009 article by Guitar World magazine, the album was ranked 10th on the all-time top 10 list of shred albums.[4] As of 2006 it remains Howe's best-selling release.[2]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Greg Howe.

Side one
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
Side two
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 review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  2. ^ a b Malusardi, Guglielmo (October 2006). "Interview: Greg Howe". Guitar Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  3. ^ a b Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 163. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  4. ^ Guitar World Staff (7 September 2009). "Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time". Guitar World. Archived from the original on 28 May 2011. Retrieved 2017-08-13.

External linksEdit

  • Greg Howe "Greg Howe" at Guitar Nine