VH-1's 1 Week, 10 Songs: Editors' Picks
Vernon Reid & Masque "National Anthem" Other True Self
Two tracks into this instrumental disc, the Living Colour mastermind shows us his guitarzan side, rampaging around Radiohead's Kid A track like he wants to tear the thing apart. A maniacal synth pulse sets the heartbeat, and Reid shreds everything in sight. Please don't play while driving in heavy traffic.
A week of overviews, new looks and looks back
Vernon Reid (of Living Colour) and Masque reveal Reid's fusiony instrumental nature on "Other True Self" (Favored Nations, B-).