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Michael Anthony Shanks | Shankster Style

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Shankster Style

by Michael Anthony Shanks

"This album feels like blasting off into the outer reaches of the stratosphere as you look down and laugh about the inanity of life on Earth"
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Freak Out Acid Blues
4:59 $0.99
2. Lone Star Gypsy
3:58 $0.99
3. Reverberate the Sound
4:42 $0.99
4. Shipwrecked
4:29 $0.99
5. Foggy City Morning
3:56 $0.99
6. The Salamander
9:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
If Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix had a baby, it would be Michael Anthony "The Shankster" Shanks. With help from Jovino Santos Neto and Jeff Busch, Shankster Style is a mini world tour of all things funk. From the Spanish trails of "Lone Star Gypsy" to the bizarre other worldlyness of "The Salamander", this album is a trip for the body and soul.



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Pat Leach

Guitar Hero
What a man can do with a box and strings!!!

Adrian Quevedo

- -Shankster Style - - EP - -
Poder descargar el EP en formato flac aparte de mp3, es algo que me cae bien.
Habitualmente los discos que van recorriendo distintos estilos no me gustan,
pero creo que este tiene un mm... algo que los une, que te conduce de una canción a otra.

Freak out acid blues, te deja ver las primeras cartas, si querés ir por escalera real, vas a tener que deshacerte de un par jotas.
Lone star gypsy, no cualquier guitarrista se anima a una guitarra gitana, Michael no solo lo hace, sino que también la shanksteriza !, pero no está ahí al azar te prepara para entrar al desierto con Reverberate the sound, si, así que preparate porque vas a terminar ahí.
Shipwrecked, mi preferida, es la canción que convierte un domingo en sábado !!!
The Salamander, el sexto y último, no es aconsejable conducir y tomar whisky al mismo tiempo, todos sabemos esto, así que cuando escuchen este track traten de no conducir !, una pizca experimental mezclados con buen gusto.

Quizás lo que une a estos distintos lugares es el shankster style, que a través de su guitarra te trata de seducir en cada oportunidad, te confunde, te manipula, si vas a escuchar este álbum, estás advertido/a.

Adrian Quevedo

Prepare yourself for this journey
Usually discs that change style from one song to the next I don't really enjoy, however I feel that this one has a special force unifying all the tracks together. "Freak Out Acid Blues lets you see your first set of cards, revealing you might have a royal flush. As for "Lone Star Gypsy" not every guitarist is up to the task of playing a gypsy guitar, but Michael not only does it but rocks it out "Shankster Style." And not at random next is the desert of "Reverberate the Sound" and if you're not careful you might get lost...
And then there is my personal favorite, "Shipwrecked" that turns any 'ol Sunday into a Saturday!
We all know it's not good to drink whiskey and drive but as for the last track "The Salamander" I would recommend not listening to and driving either! It's a nice mix of the experimental and the groove.
Perhaps what unifies all these different places is "Shankster Style" which through his powerful guitar that seduces at every opportunity, Shanks manipulates you, confuses you and therefore if you are going to listen to this BE PREPARED!