Ouimette, Steve / Epic
Album: Epic   Collection:General
Artist:Ouimette, Steve   Added:Nov 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-17 Pull Date: 2011-09-18
Week Ending: Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 24
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 14, 2011: TillamockingBird
El Toro!, I Saw God
4. Jul 31, 2011: TillamockingBird
This Is Scorpion Gulch
2. Aug 07, 2011: TillamockingBird
Neverending Fog
5. Jul 20, 2011: Brownian Motion
The Devil Went Down To Georgia
3. Aug 05, 2011: Music Casserole
Dueling Banjos
6. Jul 20, 2011: Grace
I Saw God

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-07-08
Here’s a guy playing electric guitar really, really fast. There’s a bass and drums too, but mostly it’s a guy playing electric guitar really, really fast. Oh, and loud. Dude did session work for the “Guitar Hero” games. Dude can totally play all five buttons on “hard.” It’s awesome. No, it’s EPIC. Turn the volume up.

Tracks 1-10 are his original compositions; tracks 11-14 are covers heard on Guitar Hero.
(Beware the second disc is a DVD.)
No FCC issues.

1. * Monster power chords, blistering arpeggios. And a male chorus out of Wagner. (3:31)
2. ** Hard rock fused with flamenco. Jazz fans might think of Al DiMeola. Ole! (3:13)
3. Chord progressions that go round in a circle but don’t amount to much. (3:47)
4. ** The “soft” piece of the album. Mid-tempo. Stylish playing. (1:19)
5. Whoa! Emperor Zorg spoken intro. Satan sings damnation. Steve plays 64th notes up and down the neck. Lots going on, but it comes across as parody. (5:01)
6. ** Like a big hair band doing the soundtrack for a western movie. Slide guitar. (3:51)
7. Cool sounding snake charmer modes. Super fast hammering with left hand. (2:22)
8. ** A little bit of Stevie Ray Vaughan style. Done quite nicely. Big drums & bass. (3:28)
9. * Layered acoustic and elec guitars. Mysterious. A bit of Near East sound in there. (3:08)
10. Hollow-body guitar this time. Goofy circus barker vocal. Oingo Boingo-ish. (3:22)
11. Christmas carol Guitar Hero style. ** on Xmas day, worthless any other day. (3:33)
12. * Dueling Banjos at supersonic speed, and with every pedal effect in the catalog. (4:24)
13. Another Christmas carol. Multiple guitar takes with differing tones. Very fast. (3:39)
14. The Charlie Daniels classic with guitar rather than fiddle. The devil loses again. (6:16)

Track Listing
1. Speaking In Tongues   8. The Divining Witch
2. El Toro!   9. Neverending Fog
3. A Dark Reversal   10. Mr. Bones
4. I Saw God   11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
5. Lou's Revenge   12. Dueling Banjos
6. This Is Scorpion Gulch   13. We Three Kings
7. Fear And Reverence   14. The Devil Went Down To Georgia