A great solo release by the late guitar conquistador Tommy Bolin, entitled Teaser, is in a knock out deluxe edition, available in MP3 format for only $5.00 right now on Amazon! Grab it before the end of the day to get it at the discounted price.
Bolin, who in his short life was a trailblazer and a pioneer of the instrument, even if he’s fallen so far off the radar in today’s musical eye, cuts, burns, and tears up the fretboard on Teaser. Originally released in 1975, a year before Bolin tragically died of the oft-tragic rock and death by way of heroin overdose, Teaser runs down the musical gamut like a cheetah in a labyrinth. Employing people like Phil Collins (on percussion), Jeff Porcaro (on drums), David Sanborn (on saxophone), Jan Hammer (on synthesizer), and Narada Michael Walden (also on drums) among plenty of others, Teaser is a welcome addition to any hard rock library. Songs like the hyper instrumental “Homeward Strut,” “Dreamer,” “Marching Powder,” and the title track showcase the blazing fury of this musical master. Fans of guitar virtuosos like Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and others of that ilk, will not be disappointed.
Check out the main sale page to view the other 99 albums in this $5 sale, which will end at the end of the day today.
The late, great Tommy Bolin, one of the most prolific and underrated guitarists arguably of all time, is getting the royal crown tribute firmly affixed on his sonic memory with the release of Great Gypsy Soul. The eleven song album, which was released in MP3* format today, March 25 (it’s actually on sale right now for $3.99) has a stunning array of guests on it that reads like a who’s who line-up of some guitar and vocal greats of the 1970s and 80s and today, like Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, and Warren Haynes.
Bolin, who was born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1951 and died in Miami, Florida, in late 1976, was yet another guitar player in the annals of rock whose bright future was stilled, a victim of a heroin overdose while on tour with Jeff Beck.