Sylvia Juncosa | Wanna Gotta

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Wanna Gotta

by Sylvia Juncosa

Sylvia Juncosa is a wild guitar bandit queen, a tender singer with a restless soul, a brash persona and an innovative musical style leaping the boundaries of psychedelic, alternative, punk and even prog rock
Genre: Rock: Acid Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Flint and Steel
3:31 $0.99
2. Beatdown Blues
2:58 $0.99
3. Gamblin' Fool
2:28 $0.99
4. Glass
3:45 $0.99
5. Creeper
6:20 $0.99
6. Eureka
3:12 $0.99
7. Schemers
4:21 $0.99
8. Some Love
4:26 $0.99
9. No Nada
5:04 $0.99
10. Deadgrip
3:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
"... There's never really been a guitarist quite like her, not only in Hollywood, but anywhere." - L.A. Weekly

Sylvia Juncosa is a unique figure, a wild guitar bandit queen with serious skills, a tender singer with thoughtful lyrics, a restless soul who travelled the world. With a brash persona and an innovative musical style that bounds exuberantly between alternative rock, hard rock, psychedelic and '60s, Sylvia has earned the moniker "the female Jimi Hendrix".

She began her career as keyboardist. In the early 1980s she was an original member of the Leaving Trains, then toured the US with Clay Allison (with David Roback and Dream Syndicate's Kendra Smith, that band was a pre-cursor to Opal). Her true path was as a frontperson and songwriter however, so she soon switched to guitar and formed her own band, To Damascus. This trippy trio became an L.A. cult favorite, released two critically-acclaimed albums and built Sylvia's reputation as "LA's top female guitarist".

"... She can make her guitar sing, speak, laugh, cry, and beg for mercy." - Music Connection

During this time she also joined SWA, a punk metal band featuring former Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski. She performed on their album "XCIII" (SST Records) and in many raucous, thundering live shows.

In 1988 Sylvia went solo, retaining the power trio format of To Damascus but gaining the ability to "get the best players for each project" as she put it. Her first solo album "Nature" (SST Records), with its fearless anthem "Lick My Pussy, Eddie Van Halen", cemented her reputation as a bold personality and gained considerable attention in Europe. Sylvia had an affinity for Europe, and after a second album "One Thing" (Fundamental Records) and a US tour opening for Soundgarden, she bought a one-way ticket to Germany.

"The thing about Sylvia Juncosa - the woman can play guitar. And she has a style all her own." - L.A. Reader

Giving herself over completely to the traveling musician life, Sylvia toured, recorded another album "Is" (Glitterhouse), and wandered the world as far as India before returning to the US in 1995. There she was swallowed in a dark mystery and disappeared until the dawn of 2009, when she came blasting onto the scene again with a band as blazing hot as ever.

The new album "Wanna Gotta", years in the making, is the best expression yet of Sylvia's inventive, melodic guitar playing and unique voice in rock. This is a girl with a story to tell. Bass player Steve Reed (Legal Weapon, Carnage Asada, Bazooka) and drummer Joe Berardi (Fibonaccis, Stan Ridgeway) provide a solid, explosive rhythm section that brings the songs to life. Steve even takes an extraordinary bass solo on "Gamblin' Fool".

"Sylvia was melodic, and thunderous, and furious, and tender, and manic, and sweet ..." - live review

Damn straight. Sylvia is back in action.



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John Alvarez

Sylvia Juncosa-'Wanna Gotta'
When I heard that Sylvia Juncosa was releasing an album, I couldn't wait to hear it and once I found out it was available I had to order it immediately!!
From the first song, the whole album struck me immediately with it's natural flourish, fresh velour of ecstatic musical exaltion and I felt liberated throughout the entire time I listened to it in it's entirety.

Sylvia conveys nothing but musical style, grace, elegance and a complete mastery of guitar work as well as a full reign over her songwriting not to mention her band who hold their own through each and every song.

My top picks include 'Glass', 'Creeper', 'Eureka' and my favorite 'Some Love' which is sheer, divine passion!!

Thanks Sylvia and Co. for a superb masterpiece as well as CD BABY for making this album available!!

It was worth every single cent!!


Wanna Gotta and I need more!
This album is a masterpiece.! It is refreshing to hear a true rock artist mastering they're craft. Sylvia delivers a great record with balls out monster riffs. Her heartfelt melodies weave their way through intricate song structures blending rage with tenderness. The lyrics passionately take you through a journey of courage and agony. With all the crap you hear on the radio these days between pop and and what is considered "alternative rock" today especially in the USA I feel like I have stepped into a sonic haven listening to this music. It's been a long time since Sylvia put out an album, and this one could very well be her best. It's been worth the wait, and now that she's back, I want more!