Back to the guitar. Lately I keep re-discovering early guitar and musical heros of mine. One main influence on my playing was (well, actually still is) Nuno Bettencourt, former Extreme, Mourning Widows and Population1 axe-man. I have followed him since Pornograffitti and must have played a thousand riffs of this man. I can dream that album from a-z, seriously.
In 1997, right after Extreme was done, Nuno produced and released his only solo album titled Schizophonic and was simply credited under the name Nuno. It never got that much attention from the crowd.
To me it’s his best work out there. Recorded on a 4-tracker and most instruments played by himself. Schizophonic is perharps one of the most underrated guitar oriented albums of the past 25 years. Here’s Crave. I still can’t get enough of that solo.