ok, just revisited Victor
It's a failure on so many levels . .
We have a hugely influential guitarist who emerged from the late 1960s music scene and blazed a trail, over time taking his childhood influences and forging a style all his own in a band that grew into something like no other ..
The music on Victor reminds me of the generic, completely forgettable bands that I would see at The Limelight in NYC when I would go on Sunday nights back in the 90s - third rate Red Hot Chili Peppers wannabes with no songwriting chops or creativity ..
A guy with Alex's resume and background puts out something so generic is really disappointing ... No wonder I haven't listened to it in decades ..
And all the attempts at being avant-garde with spoken passages were probably just the end result of Alex trying to sing and not being able to ..
I cannot help think of how good Steve Howe's The Steve Howe Album is, Steve Hackett's Voyage of the Acolyte, Jon Anderson's magnificent Olias Of Sunhillow, Rick Wakeman's Six Wives ... heck, even Ace Frehley in 1978 and Andy Taylor in 1987 put out great albums ..
Both Geddy and Alex put out failures IMHO
Edited by Lucas, 05 September 2016 - 09:14 PM.