CD released: Jul 06, 2009
Digitally remastered reissue of the Japanese Prog/Hard Rock band's 1977 sophomore album. Outside of a handful of obscure Japanese Progressive Rock groups, Bow Wow was one of the first native groups to play in a style that suggested they might actually have international potential. Signal Fire is an album of intense Hard Rock fire-power. A record that combines fast-as-a-shark riffing with blistering lead guitar work and unique multi-layered phasing of a kind that had not previously been applied to Hard Rock recordings in such an impressive manner. At this point, guitarist Kyoji Yamamoto was fast establishing himself as a craftsman with supreme technical ability. His playing was taking on a seriously brilliant sheen, combining the techniques and flare of influential Western players such as Ritchie Blackmore and Jimi Hendrix yet leaving room to create a style of his own. Rock Candy.