...mp3-320kbps CBR, scans, info...........................................................................................................Password:zinhof
William "Billy" Sheehan is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, and Niacin. Sheehan has won the "Best Rock Bass Player" readers' poll from Guitar Player Magazine five times for his "lead bass" playing style. Sheehan's repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand "three-finger picking" technique and controlled feedback.
In the history of rock there have been precious few bassists as prolific and grand in stature than Billy Sheehan. In his every move, there is a little grace and danger. That is, when Billy Sheehan takes command of a rhythm section, itís not with a torrid rush of notes but with a series of well-considered phrases. This is not to say he plays it safe, though. Billy has a way of making a song threatening and foreboding. Sheehanís presence is undeniable. His masterful grooves project across the rows, his oft cited "spider fingers" creating relentless pulsations. Ah, and then thereís his sound, the real hallmark of the professional. A look at his massive collection of instruments, from basses fretted and unfretted, to baritones, to guitars, reveals a dedication to his craft that exceeds that of the mere journeyman. Many an instrument receives a Sheehan modification, attaining a roughly scalloped neck or, perhaps, custom electronics.
Prime Cuts (2006)
As you will hear in Billy Sheehan: Prime Cuts, Magna Carta Records founder Peter Morticelli has assembled a diverse and stellar collection of tracks. Peteís recollections of the bassist go back to an era when Billy Sheehan was proving to Buffalo and upstate crowds that he was born for the stadium. "I've known Billy for thirty years," Pete reflects. "I used to see him play in Talas at local clubs. There was never any doubt that he was going to be recognized as the best bass player in rock; it was his destiny. It was always obvious to me that Billy was a revolutionary player. He is a smart guy with a good sense of humor. All that comes out in his playing." Billy Sheehanís Magna Carta repertoire is, with great respect, more interesting and provocative than his work with David Lee Roth and Mr. Big. On Magna Carta releases, Sheehan is reacting to novel musical circumstances. Tweak the volume and prepare for an adrenaline rush.
TRACKS: 01. Elbow Grease 02. Sugar Blues 03. Sub Continent Bozzio 04. The Trees 05. Clean Up Crew / Do a Little Dirty Work 06. Crack the Meter 07. Time Enough (More Than Enough Mix) 08. Super Grande 09. Bass Solo (Buffalo 1994)
Holy Cow! (2009)
Legendary Bass Master Bill Sheehan is releasing his much anticipated third solo album entitled Holy Cow! on Mascot Records U.S.A. April 14th, 2009. The albums tracks showcase Sheehan s immense talents as both a singer/songwriter and instrumentalist. Sheehan pulled in top-notch arsenal with guest performances by Billy Gibbons on A Lit l Bit l Do It To Ya Ev ry Time , Paul Gilbert (who played with Sheehan in Mr Big) on Dynamic Exhilarator , Dug Pinnick (Kings-X) on the song Turning Point as well as Ray Luzier on drums and shred master Tony MacAlpine. Sheehan has played over 4,000 gigs with a career that includes stints with Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr Big, and Steve Vai. Voted the Best Rock Bass Player 5 times in Guitar Player magazines Readers Poll, an honor which placed Sheehan in their Gallery of Greats (alongside Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Geddy Lee and Eddie Van Halen to name but a few). With cumulative sales of over 4 million records in his career, Billy Sheehan has made the album his fans have been waiting for, over the top playing with strong songs. Sheehan continues to stretch the boundaries of the bass guitar while showcasing his immense talent as a guitarist (Baritone 12 string and 6 string guitars) and singer. Look for a Billy Sheehan solo tour to promote this album in the very near future. - amazon.com
TRACKS: 01. In A Week Or Two (Iíll Give It Back To You) 02. A Litíl Bitíl Do It To ĎYa Evíry Time 03. Dynamic Exhilarator 04. A Bloodless Casualty 05. Make It To Another Day (I Keep Rolling On My Way) 06. Just Another Humanoid 07. Turning Point 08. Theme From An Imaginary Science Fiction 09. Another Broken Promise 10. Two People Can Keep A Secret (If One Of Them Is Dead) 11. Cell Towers 12. She Goes From Cruel to Missionary 13. Sweat on an E String 14. Swimming Under Water