What I interpret from listening to Graham Greene in his first song "The
Inaccurate Conception" is that Graham got up one day and said, "Today Iím
going to play better than Satriani and Vai put together. Iím going to put
all the same passion that they put into the guitar and itís going to be
called "Leap of Face," and may God pardon all those who arenít able to
hear it, because itís going to blow peopleís minds!!
Just as it blows my mind.
Graham is a virtuoso of the
6 and 7 strings. Need I clarify that Iím an ex-fanatic of instrumental
CDís? "Leap of Face" helps me forget my past of not admiring musicians who
donít add voice to their songs, simply because itís a disc full of bite,
passion, virtuosity, good taste, and he even gifts us a little song sung
by Donna Greene (his wife, I imagine).
We must all agree that in
this album, Graham doesnít just interpret the guitar, but each and every
instrument. That doesnít just make him a virtuoso; it makes him a
An Australian, he has shared the stage with Bon Jovi,
Meatloaf and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Rothís drummer and Steve Vaiís
band member), in addition to winning the West Australian Award for best
guitarist. Returning to his third recording, "Leap of Face" contains 13
songs of which I place greatest emphasis on "The Vowels of the Earth,
"Ravenís Eye pt.1," and "Fire in Your Liberty" which was sung by Donna. In
many of his passages, I am reminded of such sports programs as skiing,
snowboarding, and surfing, which tend to address these types of themes in
depth. I am not at all surprised to find such good musical quality from
The Land Down Under. Graham Greene is living proof that Hard Rock Metal
has an incredible talent down under! Hopefully those who read this get the
chance to see with their own eyes Graham playing live, or at least enjoy
his magnificent album.
For more information, visit www.grahamgreene.com.au
Lucas H. Gordon