Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop

Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop

Infobox Album
Name = Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
Type = Album
Artist = Jeff Beck

Released = October 1989
Recorded =
Genre = Instrumental rock
Length = 39:20
Label = Epic
Producer = Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Terry Bozzio, Leif Mases
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.0|5 [ link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|2.5|5 [ link]
Last album = "Flash"
This album = "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop"
Next album = "Beckology"

"Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop" is a 1989 album by guitarist Jeff Beck, recorded at Sol Studios. It prominently features Tony Hymas on keyboards and Terry Bozzio on drums. This album shows Beck largely trading in his jazz fusion sound for an instrumental album rock feel. It reached the 49th position on the Billboard 200 and won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Track listing

# "Guitar Shop" - 5:03
# "Savoy" - 3:53
# "Behind the Veil" (Tony Hymas) - 4:55
# "Big Block" (Jeff Beck, Hymas, Terry Bozzio) - 4:09
# "Where Were You" (Beck, Hymas, Bozzio) - 3:17
# "Stand on It" - 4:59
# "A Day in the House" (Beck, Hymas, Bozzio) - 5:03
# "Two Rivers" (Beck, Hymas, Bozzio) - 5:25
# "Sling Shot" (Beck, Hymas) - 3:05



Terry Bozzio, as credited as the “voice” on the CD, does vocal performances on two tracks. In Guitar Shop, using a salesy “adman” voice, he plays with words and phrases that could be heard in a guitar shop, including “preamp pro-sound performance” and “It’ll phase. I’ll flange. It’ll fuzz. It’s fast. It’s flexible. Just feel those frets.”

In A Day in the House, he delivers a speech, as if to a parliamentary assembly, where he says, “My lords, I call to order. On the issue of the environment, nothing is being done. My lords, we can’t keep dancing along pretending everything is just fine. The consequences are devastating. We must strike out and rescue this fine earth upon which we live… much is being said, my lords, but nothing is being done.” The refrain, “nothing is being done” is repeated as a counterpoint to the guitar riffs throughout the rest of the song. As a prelude to a solo, he says, “I suggest that the issue be passed to Mr. Beck.”

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