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Blacklight Sonatas


Download links and information about Blacklight Sonatas by Michael Lee Firkins. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 46:54 minutes.

Artist: Michael Lee Firkins
Release date: 2007
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop
Tracks: 9
Duration: 46:54
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No. Title Length
1. One Big Punch (Crying Stacks) 5:41
2. Two Guns Left 6:02
3. Black Betty 4:08
4. I-680 Waltz 5:19
5. The Horse and the Fly 3:05
6. Now's Your Time Blues 4:21
7. Theme from Sanford and Son (The Streetbeater) 6:23
8. Took the Words Right Outta My Mouth 4:56
9. Blacklight Sonata 6:59



In the early '90s, six-string whiz kid Michael Lee Firkins was getting widespread praise in all the guitar publications at the time — especially with the release of his self-titled debut album from 1990. And despite releasing several other albums throughout the remainder of the decade, guitar shred albums abruptly took a backseat to other rock styles — hence affording Firkins a cult following, but certainly not on the scale of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, or Yngwie Malmsteen. And after 1999's Decomposition, fans patiently waited for Firkins' next solo released. And waited...and waited. Finally arriving in 2007, Black Light Sonatas is exactly what you'd expect from Firkins — bluesy and country-based licks abound, without sacrificing any of the rock. Featured are tunes that showcase Firkins' soloing capabilities, especially the album opener, "One Big Punch (Crying Stacks)," as well as a tough, rockin' cover of "Black Betty," and some sweet n' soulful guitar work on the album-ending title track. The wait was certainly a tad too long between albums, but all of Firkins' expected sonic components are well represented throughout Black Light Sonatas.