Joe Gore goes Mental 99 on “Mr. Reno”

Joe Gore plays guitar with his brain. The multi-talented writer and musician gets his gray matter around an idea and bends steel strings and effects to his creative will. He’s done this on records with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey and an impressive list of others. On the original and quirky “Mr. Reno” Mr. Gore explores an expanding theme over the tumbling drums of Dawn Richardson (of Four Non Blondes fame). As you guitar geeks out there will know, it’s a rare enough thing to hear that most jarring of effects – the Ring Modulator – used for anything but evil. Here it is used as a force for good. Mental 99 indeed. Tip (and Happy Birthday!) to Subverse.

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