This album let's you pull out your deepest emotions. It let's you dream and makes you feel. It is truly what a guitar instrumental should be, a release of everyday tensions of this world. So sit back and let your mind drift in to the "Wave of Life"
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All Instruments played by Benjamin E. Rios
Benjamin uses Marshall Amplification, Ibanez Guitars, Gibson Guitars, Custom Made Wechter "Benjamin E. Rios" Signature Acoustic Guitars, GHS Boomer Strings, Martin Acoustic Strings, Dunlop pics, George L Guitar Cables, Digitech Whammy Pedal, Dunlop Crybaby, Boss Overdrive, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Boss Digital Delay, Boss Flanger, Arion Stage Tuner, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal and Zoom MRS 1608 Recording Unit.
Thank you to Benny, Nickolas, Brittany, Mom & Dad, Liz, Bill (Bug), Jonathan, Domingo Hernandez, Henry Sanchez, Tim (Max) Rios, all of Los Gallos members, Pat LePoudre, Riko Perez, The rest of my family and any other musicians that I have played with in the past that helped build my musical charachter!
THANK YOU ALL!
Now about the songs. Here is a brief summary of what I was thinking when I wrote these songs:
"Have you ever been in a situation that you are just not happy about?, and could not break free?"....
2- Spanish Storm:
"This is a softer version of this song, it was actually on my first instrumental CD entitled "Benjamin E. Rios"
3- My guitar want's to kill your mamma:
"Well, I have always been a huge Frank Zappa fan and just wanted to play my own version of this song in his honor"
4- The Ride:
"Hit the freeway, and just floor it! No traffic on this long Ride to exhiliration"
5- Being With You:
"If there ever is a love out there that is worthy of this song being about her, I would love to meet her"...
6- Beast: (7-String Ibanez used on this one)
"The wildness of being with the opposite sex in an intimate setting gone absolutely wild,..what else can I say?"....
7- Senses: (7-String Ibanez used on this one also)
"Some of us have a deep sense of who we are and what other people are about, behind the walls that we all have put up to protect our inner being."
8- Nasty Bird: (7-String again)
"Big Tattered looking Seagull flying around the beach areas and near the harbours, feathers matty and dropping his "grace" upon the beach goers and finding humor over his high flying powers of his infamous white bombs for us fine featherless folks to curse about. Of course this bird is just plain out Nasty!"
"Emotions that run high, whether they are of love, anger, hurt and joy...sometimes can be silenced by truly cruel souls around us. Ah, but you can't silence a truly passionate musician"....
"Staying forward and true to life's beliefs that we are taught as children. No one can take that drive and ambition away from us to do the things we must do in life!"
"There are times when we truly make life mistakes, this song is testimony of that fact"...
"Sitting at a camp fire and all of a sudden you see the souls of Steve Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and Randy Rhoads take form in the mystical smoke and flames. It is almost like they stopped by just to let you know, that their music styles can enter the soul and live in us and we must not forget them"
13- Love's Glow:
"All of the passion of being with someone in an intimate setting, this is what I envision in my heart after extreme love has been shared; perhaps it is really out there for the rest of us to experience"...
"I truly hope that these songs touch you when you listen to them as they touched me to write them and share them with you."
Benjamin E. Rios
2. Spanish Storm
3. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mamma
4. The Ride
5. Being With You
8. Nasty Bird
13. Love's Glow