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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Details on Wino Solo Album Revealed

It`s if our prayers have been answered! Finally, fans of underground cult guitar hero Scott "Wino" Weinrich can rejoice because Winos` first solo album is upon us! Over the last 25 years Wino has defined heavy music and is truly the Godfather of the movement. Starting with The Obsessed, and Saint Vitus, and onto his mind-blowing power trios: Spirit Caravan and The Hidden Hand his virtuosity on six strings is matched perfectly with his soulful vocals and powerful lyrics. But as us Wino freaks know he has always graciously shared the spotlight with his band members. Even though it was Wino we came to see and hear he seemed to understand the power of the chemistry of the bands he was leading. His selflessness seems unnecessary considering his talents but it was his decision to equally share the glory.

After the demise of his last group, The Hidden Hand, Wino did not rest. With new found energy he completed the writing of many new songs and decided to enlist the help of some friends to help realize his new musical vision. The idea was not to start a new power trio with a new name as before. This time it was about finding players who would help realize his songs the way he wanted them. This more "Wino"- focused direction was fleshed out with the help of two amazing musicians: Jean Paul Gaster (Clutch, The Bakerton Group) on drums and Jon Blank (Rezin) on bass. Punctuated Equilibrium was recorded by J. Robbins who has worked extensively with both the Hidden Hand and Clutch in the past.


The album comes with amazing original artwork by David D` Andrea and contains extensive liner notes from Wino himself that explicitly describe the origin and concept of each track. Here is an excerpt that I feel perfectly explains this album.


"This is the culmination of a very old dream, one that has come true in many different ways. One of the main things I have learned is how I understand "success". To me, it`s not all riches and glory so much as the impact on others lives. My main philosophy that guides me is that I was given a gift, a Musical gift which I use to bring happiness to others. It is also important not to overlook your own needs, but putting yourself in the other person`s shoes is to me most important! Punctuated Equilibrium is how my personality has been described, as told in the lyrics.


Punctuated Equilibrium tracklisting:


CD Version
Release Me
Punctuated Equilibrium
The Woman In The Orange Pants
Smilin Road
Eyes of The Flesh
Wild Blue Yonder
Secret Realm Devotion
Water Crane
Gods, Frauds, Neo-Cons and Demagogues
Silver Lining


LP Version
Side A
Release Me
Punctuated Equilibrium
The Woman In The Orange Pants
Smilin Road
Eyes of The Flesh


Side B
Wild Blue Yonder
Secret Realm Devotion
Water Crane
Gods, Frauds, Neo-Cons and Demagogues
Silver Lining


Bonus 10"
Side A
Chest Fever
Der Gift (The Poison)


Side B
On The (Sacrificial) Lam
The Comet And The Moon



This extremely anticipated release from one of the undeniable gods of doom and stoner rock becomes available to the public on January 20, 2009.

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