Magazine article Guitar Player

Gravity's Rainbow

Magazine article Guitar Player

Gravity's Rainbow

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"Most rock guitar players really like records where the guitar bleeds into every mike in the room," state Pat Benatar's guitarist/producer/spouse, Neil Giraldo. "Guitar on the toms, snare, and kick - that's what makes a big sound."

Gravity's Rainbow [Chrysalis] is filled with plenty of big sounds, and marks the duo's return to rock - a surprise decision after 1991's True Blue. "If we hadn't done the blues record, we would've never been able to do Gravity's Rainbow," offers Neil. "I would've rather quit and become a carpenter. I actually bailed halfway through the Wide Awake In Dreamland sessions and took off to the beach. I just couldn't do it anymore - we weren't playing together as a band. Before we started Gravity. I said, |Look, if there's something that's not fun to play or sing, I don't care what kind of song it is, we're not going to do it.!"

Giraldo's off-the-cuff recording approach resurfaced during the mostly live Gravity sessions. …

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