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Bill Nelson - Practically Wired...Or How I Became Guitarboy CD (album) cover


Bill Nelson


Crossover Prog

3.81 | 7 ratings

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4 stars I first came across Bill Nelson about the time "Futurama" was released. I heard it being played as I perused the LPs, looking for something new and good. I liked what I heard, bought it, and have never looked back. I can't say I have all of his recordings, but I do have most. Of his solo releases, this is an excellent choice to start with. "Practically Wired..." is a wonderful trip. Two of my three sons have at least some admiration for Bill and all of them know exactly where the random text "The man in dark glasses has disappeared with his suitcase" is from. Any of you that have listened to Bill know that he releases a LOT of music. I am a huge fan, but even so- I don't love all of it. This is easily one of the best. There are bits of electronica, spoken words, piano interludes, changes in musical direction, and always Bill's tasteful guitar work. Some might want to say this isn't progressive, but I would disagree. Just listen to "Royal Ghosts", it certainly isn't Genesis, King Crimson, or Pink Floyd- but damn it's good. Love it every time I listen to it! 4 stars from the low pressure kid, maybe eventually a 5.
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