FOR BAD BOYS OF THE ARCTIC:
"HIS TALENT IS ABSOLUTELY BLISTERING...he uses his abilities for more than just technical amazement purposes...he's assembled elegant and beautiful songs."
|CMJ NEW MUSIC REPORT, JACKPOT PICK, 10/94|
"LUCAS IS A POST-MODERN JIMMY PAGE who is equally at home downtown, uptown or in the country. He encompasses bluegrass, revved-up funk-metal, gnarled delta blues and surreal N.Y. punk, sometimes all in one melting potpourri."
"SOUND: A, PERFORMANCE: A...accessibility with songs, hooks, lyrics...beguiling vocals. Lucas' balance of listenable art with instrumental audacity pushes the envelope without descending into cacophony."
"FORMIDABLE MULTI-STYLIST LUCAS REINVENTS 'LED ZEPPELIN III'...consider the onetime Beefheart cohort the anti-Page: He shares Jimmy's penchant for Celtic folk, country blues, fleet-fingered bombast...equally compelling."
"A WIZARD'S BREW OF SONGS...sheer musical pleasure and inventiveness. Gary Lucas can be brazenly eclectic yet unpretentious. His ideas work. Lucas ties it all together with a pixie's charm...sheer crystalline prettiness. Real heavy."
"CONSISTENTLY BRILLIANT...songs rich in texture and diversity. Lucas rises above the mainstream by presenting some of the most unique music around...one of the most innovative experimental rock musicians on the New York scene. Uncanny skill...a style both demonic and ecstatic. Stellar tunes-a blueprint for music in the 90's."
"BRILLIANT...every time I play it on my radio show I get calls. Beautiful, ethereal, indie-pop. In short, cheese-free (read: no Vai/Satriani diddling) guitar virtuosity."
|HUDSON VALLEY FREE TIME MUSICMACHINE, 7/95|