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G-Force (Gary Moore) - 1980 G-Force



ARTIST: G Force (Gary Moore)
ALBUM: G Force
LABEL: Jet
SERIAL: JETPD 229
YEAR: 1980
CD REISSUE: 1991, Castle Music, CLACD 212 * 2000, Castle Music, CMRCD 034

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Gary Moore - guitars, vocals * Willy Dee - lead vocals * Tony Newton - bass * Mark Nauseef - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 You * 02 White Knuckles * 03 Rockin' 'n' Rollin' * 04 She's Got You * 05 I Look At You * 06 Dancin' * 07 Because Of Your Love * 08 You Kissed Me Sweetly * 09 Hot Gossip * 10 The Womans In Love * 11 Dancin'


Background
At the end of the Thin Lizzy 'Black Rose' album and tour in 1979, Irish guitarist Gary Moore holed up in Los Angeles, and at the time decided to head out on his own musical career venture. First stop was to set up the band G-Force, whereby he recruited ex Lifetime bassist Tony Newton, and had by that stage formed an association with ex Gillan drummer Mark Nauseef, more renowned for his jazz drumming background. Unsure whether to get out front and sing, he opted not to, and roped in Willie Dee (a.k.a. Willie Daffern from Captain Beyond) for the job.


The Songs
The sound is a raucous overdriven guitar opus, a perfect showcase for Moore's histrionics. I have to say though that the guitar tone is unusual for Moore, it sounds as if he's plugged it straight into the soundboard, such is the harshness of it. However, the quality of the songs are up there. One listen to the frantic 'White Knuckles' and 'Rockin And Rollin' or the fast moving 'Dancin' will show you these boys don't muck about. The album's classic moment is the stupendous 'She's Got You', the 2 minute solo at the end rates as the one of the best I've ever heard. 'Because Of Your Love' is a song straight out of the Jean Beauvoir songwriting school, while album opener 'You' is a commercial effort featuring a strutty chorus and a tasty guitar solo from Gary. There's a trip back into Thin Lizzy territory called 'Hot Gossip' while perhaps the only track which doesn't do anything for me is 'The Womans In Love' which sounds like a very bad early seventies effort from Hall And Oates!


In Summary
This album got a CD re-release in 1990 by Castle Communications, so good on them for getting this initial rarity on vinyl out on CD. Of course this album spawned the start of a tremendous solo career for Gary which produced wonderful albums like 'Corridors Of Power', 'Victims Of The Future' and 'Wild Frontier'.


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#1 | vinyldinosaurus on February 14 2008 14:16:53
Listening to this album makes me think that Gary Moore heard the first Van Halen album and thought to himself...'hey, I can do that!'

Although some of the songs are a little poppier than what VH were doing at the time, Moore's OTT guitar playing is front and center. IMO, this is his best guitar performance of his career. His guitar sound - both rhythm and solo have never sounded better than they do here.

The closing guitar solo on the last track of side one is jaw dropping!
#2 | Eric on February 14 2008 14:36:41
Funny you should mention Van Halen since G-Force toured with VH supporting this record.
#3 | gdazegod on February 14 2008 17:58:09
If you've ever heard the one-off Messendger album from 1982, the guitar tone Brad Sayre generates on that album is similar to what Gary Moore is doing here.
#4 | vinyldinosaurus on February 15 2008 15:38:19
The closing guitar solo I was referring to is actually the second to last track on side one 'She's Got You.' This is the closest I've ever heard any other guitarist match the intensity of Randy Rhoads.

Eric - That is funny. I had no idea. Wish I could have seen it but, alas, I was too young at the time.

gdazegod - thanks for the tip, I will check that out!
#5 | gdazegod on February 15 2008 18:30:54
The solo on 'Shes Got You' for mine, is right up there as one of my best top 10 Guitar Solos of all time. Good call VinylD..
#6 | sabace on September 24 2011 14:25:09
when I heard this first I found it a bit disconcerting . It has grown on me to the extent that It is one of my all time faves . When I listen to it I hear AUTOMATIC MAN and HUGHES / THRALL all over it . I suppose this would be down to gary's time with coloseum 11 and
Pat Thrall 's jaff rock sound . Superb lp and excellent review .
#7 | gdazegod on October 17 2011 21:30:25
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#8 | richardb on January 21 2014 20:33:40
This is indeed a tremendous album so I can forgive the slightly naff album cover. There's some seriously smokin' guitar work from Mr Moore (RIP) and I remember playing it to death when I first bought it many moons ago..
#9 | super80boy on July 05 2014 01:57:31
Oh yeah, Gary crushes it on this release, lots of gratuitous guitar solos and riffing. They definitely created most of these songs around his guitar prowess, however the drummer Mark Nauseef has a nifty drum solo in 'Dancin'. Standout tracks 'You', 'You Kissed Me Sweetly', 'Hot Gossip' and of course that sick guitar solo in 'She's Got You'.
 
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