Electromagnets are best known as the launching ground for the great guitarist, Eric Johnson. Johnson is known for his clear tones and amazing technical skill. The group followed the path of such trailblazing fusion groups as the Mahavishnu Orchestra, creating an amalgam of rock, jazz, blues and the avant-garde. Unlike many of their peers, the Electromagnets were loose, letting themselves bend the beat and have fun. As a result, their music is more enjoyable than most '70s fusion records -- even when they venture into prog clichés. Their musicianship pulls them through. Eric Johnson stands out with his crystal clear guitar and tasteful solos. The first album, the self titled "Electromagnets" was re-released on Rhino in 1998. "Electromagnets II" features nine original songs originally recorded in 1975. The blazing guitar from guitar great Eric Johnson, intricate keyboard work from Stephen Barber, Kyle Brock on bass and the late Bill Maddox on drums make this album a must for all Eric Johnson fans, lovers of jazz-rock, and anybody who likes great guitar work.
Tracks: 1. Pea Szong 2. Neon 3. Cannonball 4. Wake Up 5. Melvin & the Apes 6. Hunting Season 7. Simon's Dance 8. Where I Wander 9. Chicken Pickin'
Personnel: Eric Johnson - Guitar Kyle Brock - Bass Stephen Barber - Keyboards Bill Maddox RIP - Drums