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Tribal Tech

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3.87 | 28 ratings | 6 reviews | 32% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Signal Path (6:29)
2. Big Girl Blues (6:15)
3. Dense Dance (4:51)
4. Got Tuh B (6:43)
5. Peru (7:23)
6. Elvis at the Hop (4:34)
7. The Necessary Blonde (6:52)
8. Fight the Giant (4:05)
9. Sub Aqua (5:30)
10. Formula One (4:44)
11. Wasteland (8:03)

Total Time 65:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Scott Henderson / guitar, guitar synthesizer
- Gary Willis / bass, synthesizers
- David Goldblatt / keyboards
- Joey Heredia / drums
- Brad Dutz / percussion

Releases information

Relativity Records, Inc. 88561-1049-2

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TRIBAL TECH Tribal Tech ratings distribution

(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(32%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
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Review by apps79
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3 stars TRIBAL TECH are a very good band actually but I really don't know if they really deserve to be on this site...Their music consists of killer jazz/fusion with up- and mid- tempo songs full of changing moods but the prog elements just are not there so we can judge this album as a progressive one...The bass guitar lines are whatr I like the most along with some good keyboard work...The whole point is that I find this one trully interesting mainly for jazz/fusion lovers (a 4 star album for them) but of little interest for prog fanatics (2 stars for that category)...So the average is 3 stars...
Review by crimson87
3 stars Led by guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis. Tribal Tech is a jazz fusion band that is based on the talents of the former mentioned. If I were to define their sound , they seem like a cross between the jazziest Jeff Beck and Planet X. Their music is incredibly technical and mostly instrumental based on mid tempo songs and improvisations. While I find this album to be enjoyable for any music lover , sometimes their style leaves me cold. And that's due Tribal Tech output sometimes feels like background music to me ( Incredibly well played though).

That being said , there are some killer tunes on this album that deserve my attention. Got tuh B is the fastest song of the album and features some notable bass and drums interplay at the beginning and then has some synth lines on it. Making a complete contrast , the next song Peru is really laid back featuring a spacey feel with some smooth percussion. One of my favourite songs of the record is the funky Elvis at the Hop developed by some thick bass lines and Scott's amazing guitar skills. The rest of the songs here are based on the same pattern: Mid tempo drumming accompanied by guitar and keyboard solos. I can't say the musicians here are self indulgent though because this tunes ain't overlong but the record itself is: more than one hour of songs with the same jam session feel may be too much for some listeners.

Even though I don't think neither this record nor Tribal Tech are a bad proposal. Scott Henderson is one of the finest fusion guitarists around and the rest of the band accompaines him decently enough. But their music seems to lack the punch of some great fusion records like Mahavishnu's or Ponty's.

Latest members reviews

5 stars I totally agree with those who admit from the beginning that this album is a fusion masterpiece!This is the very logical,simple and pure truth about an album without any weak song!In fact each song is a hit,all album is a waterfall of rhythms and inspired songs and in the end we realise thet ... (read more)

Report this review (#257204) | Posted by Ovidiu | Monday, December 21, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars In my opinion stars and then i want to explain what i'm writing: 1-Signal Path: every TT first songs are truly inspired and they want to comunicate album nature.This song is an energizer and Scott Henderson is the most talented guitarist in the world not only in fusion area.10\10 2-Big G ... (read more)

Report this review (#99130) | Posted by fred84 | Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I remember getting a copy of this album when it first came out. My Uncle is a huge jazz fusion nut (and an excellent musician in his own right) and with his recommendation I took my first foray into a larger world. This is fusion at it's best. Scott Henderson is an absolute monster on guita ... (read more)

Report this review (#62616) | Posted by adigitaldan | Saturday, December 31, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is a fusion masterpiece! Willis and Henderson are the fusion equilivent of Lennon and McCartney. Very strong compostional material here. A must but. This will definitely stand the test of time. The best offering ftom this group. ... (read more)

Report this review (#62489) | Posted by | Friday, December 30, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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