ALAIN SMITS - Rock Music

English version
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And now I think it's time to rock and hear some guitars!
I've been a guitar player for over 35years. As a kid I studied the classical guitar and I loved it. I still do. However somewhere somehow I started listening to rock and a bit later after seeing Miles Davis live together with the incredible Mike Stern on guitar I didn't know which way to look first.
As a kid I went to hundreds of concerts, and no not only Queen..... no, as I mentioned also seeing Miles Davis live on stage was a major inner shock for me. I was blown away. For me this was never easy. I started to understand that music has nothing to do with music genres but with energy. Guitarplayer's as George Benson? Mike Stern - Scofield? Or Montgomery - Pass? or maybe Gary Moore, Stevie, Jimmy or bands like Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Stone Temple Pilots ,.... Oh oh..... , I never could hold grip on one specific music style for too long.
I am the boy in the candy shop. It is all to interesting! But oh yeah there is a rocker in me, always.

So one day I had to do a rock album,
Here you have a couple of rock songs from the past.... some time ago :-)
These audio samples were recorded back in 1998 in Area 51 recording studio in Hannover together with Big Time producer Tommy Newton.
Again, I did all lead vocals, guitars and compositions.
This music is from the first and only ASKARI full CD that was released in Japan. (1998)

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It's Too Late

This first song "It's Too Late" starts with the bridge into the guitar solo and final chorus...

She's In Red

Next song is She's In Red….. a few guitars?? ;-)) and yes that's a Fender Stratocaster.

Papa Was A Rolling Stone

and here is my version of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" What you hear is a Gidson Les Paul ….. still it is one of my favorite guitars together with my original ’67 Esquier Telecaster.

The World Is Crazy

and here it is: The World is Crazy. This song was never released as many others. However this is one of my favorites. it’s drop D and together with a couple of Solano 100W amps, which I endorsed back then, you get this.
The World Is Crazy is recorded with my favorite Gibson Les Paul and sounds big time. There is nothing like the sound of a Les Paul. Somebody interested in this song or more ? …. I will rock you :-)

Another Place

A year after the release of the full CD Askari we decided to go for this single CD Another Place.

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