Soft Paranoid Solar Run Down

by Chris Forsyth

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    Originally available with Lightning Magazine's Fall/Winter 2015 "Future of Shred" issue featuring music and words from Chris Forsyth, Bill Frissell, Lenny Kaye, Wayne Kramer, Pontiac, Sam Amidon, and more. Includes digital files. NOTE: Side A plays the music forward, Side B plays it all backwards.

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Solo live recordings from 2013 featuring material from across the spectrum of Forsyth's career, including songs from Dreams (2009), Kenzo Deluxe (2011), Solar Motel (2013) and Intensity Ghost (2014).

"Lou Reed had died two days before the Paris show. The night he died, I played in Geneva with Steve Gunn and Paul Metzger. Steve told me Lou died at dinner. I had a travel day between Geneva and Paris and I was thinking a lot about Lou Reed's music and how it is such an influence not only on my music, but on my life. I realized that he's like my Robert Johnson - everything I do and much of what I'm interested in can be somehow traced to his work. I wrote Paris Song on the couch of my host's flat that night while they made dinner and it was very much inspired by Lou, especially his guitar work with Robert Quine on The Blue Mask. This recording is the very first performance of the song. I opened the show with it. " - Chris Forsyth


released August 28, 2015

Chris Forsyth: electric guitar



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Chris Forsyth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer. He’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen art rock, and in 2013, assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, the Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson. ... more


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