FOR WORK WITH CAPTAIN BEEFHEART:
"GARY LUCAS wrestling with the tortuous anti-logic of Captain Beefheart's solo guitar composition 'EVENING BELL' still astonishes."
"'EVENING BELL' is a lovely solo guitar piece exercise for which GARY LUCAS should receive some sort of award for finger contortioning..."
"CARRIED OFF WITH HEROICALLY MANIC PRECISION BY GUITARIST GARY LUCAS..."
"Consider Gary Lucas' solo spot 'Evening Bell,' an astonishing exercise in knuckle-cracking inversions and flamenco trills played live on a Fender Strat."
"GUITARIST GARY LUCAS HAS THE FOLKIEST ACCENTS of any Beefheart accompanist since Ry Cooder."
"'EVENING BELL,' a solo guitar piece for which Magic Bandman GARY LUCAS apparently grew extra fingers in order to negotiate his way through it..."
"Where other groups take a lull the Magic Band take off. Gary Lucas came on and played 'Flavour Bud Living,' its taut high-pitched finger picking attack stinging the skin like a swarm of bees."
|NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS, 11/80|