Target Audience Magazine reviews God Told Me To
Read this fantastic review from TargetAudience Magazine for John 5′s new album ‘God Told Me To‘.
Review by Russell Eldridge
Half of God Told Me To will appease even the pickiest of shred fans and the other half will soothe the souls of those more into the wooden tones of delta acoustic, highland melodies, and acoustic shredders
John5′s new CD God Told Me To is an exciting, scary, sexy, and twisted shred masterpiece. His playing can stand up against any of the immortal guitar gods. In fact, he might like to see a war-torn battlefield filled with blood stains. Well, as long as there are hot women in bikinis with monster heads. Some of the DVD portion of God Told Me To contains behind-the-scenes type studio footage that shows John5 is for real and is not in need of any tricks to pull off his music.
Also, there are several live performances, during what seems to be a solo spot, where John5 was allowed to spread his humming bird type wings. This makes me wonder if Rob Zombie’s next CD will include solos, or whether I have I missed them in past releases. In an interview with Jay Yuenger of White Zombie, he said Rob Zombie liked to replace typical solos with sound samples, which is something that is still prominent in Zombie’s music. The cover art was illustrated by Rob Zombie and John5 will be scoring Zombie’s upcoming release Lords Of Salem.
The movie portion of the DVD seems influenced by Rob Zombie’s House Of A Thousand Corpses and illustrated a story of what may be John5′s everyday challenge, which is being hunted by guitar shredding female monsters.
Half of God Told Me To will appease even the pickiest of shred fans with many tasty shred licks plus a tribute to Eddie Van Halen and Michael Jackson with “Beat It.” The other half of God Told Me To will soothe the souls of those more into the wooden tones of delta acoustic, highland melodies, and acoustic shredders like Tommy Emmanuel.
Some highlights include John5′s guitar stunt work like playing or bending behind the nut and altering the tunings mid song a la Adrian Legg.