Tuesday, April 18, 2006

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-).

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