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The moral of the story, as he saw it, is that no matter how talented you are, you’re going to face rejection before you find acceptance.

I think I’m more of a rock janitor,” laughed Johnson intelling the Los Angeles Times that what he played was “really chicken music. After he expressed disappointment in the sound quality and mixingit was soon withdrawn by the label after copies were sold. Eric Johnson — lead vocals tracks 3, 4, 7, 10guitarpianoelectric sitararrangementengineeringproduction Jody Lazo — vocals tracks 7, 10 Steven Hennig — guitar track 5 Steve Barber — keyboardsynthesizerarrangement Tommy Taylor — drums tracks 1—7, 9—11percussion tracks 4, 7, 10arrangement Paul Bissell — percussion track 1 James Fenner — percussion tracks 10, 11 Roscoe Beck — bass tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 10arrangement Kyle Brock — bass tracks 2—6, 11ha Reggie Witty — bass track 7arrangement Wee Willie — harmonica Musicoj Mariani — arrangement Richard Mullen — engineering, mixing tracks 4, 7, 8, 10 Chet Himes — engineering Bob Lacivita — engineering Walter New — engineering Dave Parks — engineering Stuart Sullivan — engineering Michael Frondelli — mixing except tracks 4, 8, 10 Bernie Grundman — mastering.

You learn temperance and it makes you more appreciative of getting to that milestone.

Of course, the gift of music only means so much if you can’t pay the bills — but as Johnson continued to point out, no amount of financial reward can really fuel creativity. No two guitarists sound exactly alike, but it’s only the precious few who have the luck, talent, and time to develop a signature style all their own. In what would become a somewhat infamous pattern for Johnson over the ensuing years, he slaved over the Musicom tracks, relentlessly pursuing perfection in terms of sonics as well as performance.


It’s fun, and I’m glad people enjoy it. And if you can keep that as your compass for the future, you won’t be a slave of what you’ve heard in the muaicom. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Although that album earned a Grammy nomination of its own for the track “Zap,” it also musico, the end of his one-album relationship with Warner Bros. But if that’s not that, you still always have the music, the gift of the language of music.

Otherwise you get everything else and the balance isn’t right.

Ah Via Musicom Johnson stated in a March interview with Guitar Player magazine that “Steve’s Boogie” is dedicated to Austin -based pedal steel guitarist Steve Hennig, while “Song for George” is dedicated to an year-old guitarist friend of his named George Washington. Praise was given to Johnson for his “excellent chops and a clear tone” as well as his singing, which was described as “not quite as interesting as his guitar playing”, but also for being “not obtrusive and But even at the peak of his success, he didn’t seem to be all that concerned with fame.

Yet even before he finally achieved mainstream success, Johnson seemed to maintain a positive outlook. Nobody can really take that away. The result was the album that, years after its release, continues to define Johnson’s career — a polished yet fiery collection that runs the gamut from country and jazz “Steve’s Boogie,” “East Wes” to pop vocal numbers “Forty Mile Town,” “Nothing Can Keep Me from You” while still leaving plenty of room for electric guitar heroics.

I was really playing at the edge of my ability. See the Top Albums of the ’90s. Billboard [2] and remained on that chart for 60 weeks.

You hopefully get to a point where you can support yourself and record and play music that you want, that you feel and hear. Bolstered by the label’s confidence, Johnson buckled down, spending over a year honing the set of songs that ended up making the cut for Ah Via Musicom.

Several other songs are dedicated to fellow guitarists: The album’s second track and biggest single, “Cliffs of Dover,” hit No. Instrumental rockrock. Webarchive template wayback musiicom Articles with hAudio microformats.

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What ended up shifting Johnson’s recording career into a higher gear was a contract with Cinema, a subsidiary of Capitol, where he found his music in the hands of a supportive staff that simply wanted him to deliver his best stuff, regardless of commercial potential.


Eric Johnson albums albums Capitol Records albums. At a time when instrumental rock hits seemed all but extinct, Ah Via Musicom revived them, however briefly, musicmo immediately elevated Johnson to rock star status. Watch Eric Johnson Perform cia. From Wikipedia, muzicom free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Or of what your mental prognosis says a guitar does. Views Read Edit View history. By using muwicom site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Eric Johnson earned a spot on that distinguished list when he started his professional career in the early ’70s — even if most people didn’t realize it until he released his third album, Ah Via Musicomon Feb. Records — which itself only started after Johnson’s debut, Seven Worldstumbled into the vaults following a series of contractual disputes.

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Bia on Twitter Share on Facebook. That’s what your reward is in playing in the first place and I really think it has to be. But unlike a lot of the muicom better-known guitarists, playing at the edge of Johnson’s ability didn’t mean playing the fastest, flashiest leads; in fact, he was truly trying to stretch the limits of the instrument, restoring the goosebumps-inducing effect it had before becoming a mainstay on every rock record.

While plotting his next step after TonesJohnson encountered further struggles. Eric Johnson, Richard Mullen [1]. Leading into Ah Via MusicomJohnson seemed like he might be forever destined to remain a “guitarist’s guitarist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Compounding the long odds against its success was its arrival four long years after Johnson’s previous effort, Tonesfailed to chart. But just because he already had a lot of the material written, that didn’t mean the recording process was easy. October 1, [3] “Trademark” Released: Rock Musicomm The Net. These songs will never work.