Aussie guitar maestro Gwyn Ashton’s back with Radiogram, a hard-driving renegade rock and blues album heaving with hook-laden, catchy songs and killer riffs. We reckon it's a pretty good album. So do Kim Wilson, Robbie Blunt, Don Airey and Mark Stanway. In fact, they liked it so much they PLAYED on it!
Guitar wiz Ashton was previously voted third place as “Guitarist of The Year” by French readers of Guitar Part magazine, behind Jeff Beck and Gary Moore at number one and two.
Radiogram boasts nine self-penned tracks plus a phat groove version of Willie Dixon’s “I Just Wanna Make Love To You” with the Ashton trademark stamped all over it. This feast of electric blues, heavy funk and melodic rock has been inspired by his well-worn vinyl record collection. The production finds the perfect balance of being earthy and vintage without sounding retro and has a modern polish without being too clinical.
1 - Little Girl
2 - Don’t Wanna Fall
3 - Let Me In
4 - Fortunate Kind
5 - I Just Wanna Make Love To You
6 - Dog Eat Dog
7 - Angel
8 - For Your Love
9 - Comin’ Home
10 - Bluz For Roy
Radiogram features Ashton on guitar, bass, vocals and harmonica.The diverse guest artist roster includes Don Airey (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath), Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Robbie Blunt (Robert Plant, Bronco, Silverhead), Johnny Mastro (LA’s Mama’s Boys), Mark Stanway (Magnum, Phil Lynott) and Mo Birch (UB40, Go West, Culture Club), Henry Parker and Kev Hickman. Radiogram was recorded in England, mixed in LA by Lost Prophets’ producer Justin Hopfer and mastered in Australia by Don Bartley, who was recently commissioned by EMI to re-master the audiophile version of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Raw and unfussy, with a few frayed edges and none of the production gloop that sometimes defangs blues-rock albums - Henry Yates, Classic Rock Blues
The Aussie expat belter hammers home raw urgency from start-to-finish, barking out amp-on-meltdown, garage blues tones - Guitarist
A frenzied storm of maximum fortitude. Radiogram teeters on the edge of restraint. UK Blues bliss - Guitar & Bass