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Having spent the majority of his career supporting monumental artists, Earl Slick knows a little something about collaborations. Heís played guitar on ten albums by David Bowie, laid down licks on Double Fantasy and Milk & Honey by John Lennon, and played with Yoko Ono and Ian Hunter. So when it came time for his new solo work (sixth in total), it only makes sense that Slick would line up a few of his friends to help him out. Lending vocals to Slickís new record, Zig Zag, are a list of luminaries, including ex-Motels frontwoman Martha Davis, Spacehog singer Royston Langston, and Def Leppard mouthpiece Joe Elliott. With each vocalist, Slick alters the vibe and tone of the song, matching perfectly with the guestís performance. However, the two standout tracks feature vocal work by inimitable sources: ìIsnít It Eveningî with longtime compatriot Bowie and first single ìBelieve,î led by Robert Smith of The Cure, returning the favor after Slick played on his band's "A Forest." Itís quite a good little record, and while it came out a bit under the radar at the end of last year, itís well worth investing time in now, especially if youíre a fan of any of the above frontpeople. Sometimes the good ones are worth a little effort.

Earl Slick
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