Adrian Galysh | King Friday

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King Friday

by Adrian Galysh

Instrumental rock guitar music with jazz and world music influences.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Slight of Hand
4:17 $0.99
2. Ventura Blvd.
5:19 $0.99
3. Black Coffee
3:13 $0.99
4. Green Eyed Lady
3:28 $0.99
5. Lady Alaine
3:03 $0.99
6. Glacier Lake
2:00 $0.99
7. Just For Today
2:34 $0.99
8. Of War
1:41 $0.99
9. The Walls Inside
2:25 $0.99
10. King Friday
4:32 $0.99
11. Glacier Lake Pt. 2
2:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
“King Friday” features high-energy guitar playing over a solid rock rhythm section with hints of jazz and world music.

The recording features a number of seasoned musicians. Drummer Charlie Waymire and bassist Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai/ Kevin Eubanks) make up the rhythm section. Special guests include: Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, Frank Zappa) who lends his keyboard talents; guitarist Carl Verheyen (Supertramp/solo artist); and Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf), who backs Adrian up on keyboards for the Corbetta-penned classic “Green Eyed Lady.”



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Rob Metz

Great guitar playing and a great listen
I really enjoyed the disc from the opening intro riff until the last note.I thought that the authentic stylistic leanings were very enjoyable. Adrian, you are a great player and songwriter. You have inspired ideas that will show up in my playing on future CD's. Thank you. You have some awesome guys playing on this and they all did a great job. I loved listening to the bass player on this one. Your drummer and keyboard work were all great and inspiring. This is a great record that I will enjoy for years.

Jeb Wright

Rating: 4.0
By Jeb Wright
-West Coast guitar wiz Adrian Galysh keeps hope alive that one day new rock may contain guitar solos! King Friday is still looking for a label to call home but the production, performance and style of this axe master makes one wonder what record execs are waiting for.
“Black Coffee” and “Ventura Blvd.” are both slick jazzy rock numbers that show Galysh’s promise as an emerging guitar player. His style is fluid and contains all the right elements of rock, jazz, fusion and even pop. The highlight of the disc is the Rare Earth remake “Green Eyed Lady.” Adrian turns in a performance that will leave you scurrying to move the CD track back for another listen the moment it's ended.
If you love good guitar playing that is part Lukathur, part Carlton and part Van Halen then you need to check out what this guy is doing.

Benjamin E. Rios

Very cool guitar playing, has my respect!
Very nice, to the point guitar playing. Very professional sounding guitarist. Very nice arrangement of songs. I will be proud to add it to my collection. Keep Rocking!!!

Cliff Yankovich

Really glad I bought it
These guys (and guest lady vocalist) do a great job - I am very impressed. Kinda King Crimson(ish), kinda Steve Vai(ish), with hints of Jeff Beck tossed in for good measure.
Fave song has to be his killer cover of "Green Eyed Lady" which I owned once-upon-a-time when we stuck needles in black plastic for aural stimulation. I like it more without the lyric on account of I always thought the words were lame.
Keep Rockin' Andrian (and friends)

20th Century Guitar Magazine

A real leap forward in both sound and scope!
A real leap forward in both sound and scope in the fusion guitar world, the 2002 CD King Friday is the finest album yet from L.A.-based guitar ace Adrian Galysh who broke big with his 2000 album Venusian Sunrise. Assisted by some excellent players including guest keyboards from Mike Keneally, Galysh merges stylish fretboard work with memorable melodic contenton on King Friday. The rapidly ascending Galysh sounds influenced on some levels by ace pickers like Steve Vai and Steve Morse. Combined with influences like melodic flair of Yes virtuoso Steve Howe and it seems like a good case of the Steves! Interestingly the album's one cover is smokin fusion instro of the '70s Sugarloaf hit "Green Eyed Lady" and the Galysh version even features the original Sugarloaf keyboard player and vocalist Jerry Corbetta. There is room for originality at the top of the guitar world and Galysh proves it with the instrumental guitar extrapolations of King Friday.

The Eclectic Mystic

Adrian Galysh really plays from his guitar shaped soul !
All of the reviews speak the truth! This guitar player and his crew know where they are going and just how to get there! A great blend of style and music. Thank you Adrian and crew.

mike from chicago

Great cd but only 34 minutes long? COME ON!!!!

Pretty Good Musician

Pure Musical Genius
Beyond the superb guitar playing technique lies musical genius. This album not only kicks ass it doesn't have a moment of filler playing. Inspirational from the first note.
Lyrical and melodic phrasing from start to finish. Adrian Galysh is as good as it gets in guitar playing. He has some phenomenal musicians backing him up. This CD is a MUST HAVE
for anyone who likes guitar playing. Check it out !