Music Reviews

posted: February 25, 2009

Steve Lukather – Ever Changing Times Ever Changing Times

Ride Records CD
Steve Lukather – Ever Changing Times

Sorry I missed this one a couple of months ago. If you like straight ahead guitar rock, this disc is for you.  One of the main architects of Toto, Steve Lukather has played with hundreds of different bands in his career, so if you are expecting Toto V you will be disappointed, but if you want to hear a different side of this legendary guitarist, I suggest taking this one for a spin.

Sure, there are a few Toto-esque bits throughout, but this record sounds a lot more like a Spocks Beard record texturally than Toto. You can definitely hear Lukather channeling Steve Vai, Peter Frampton and even Steely Dan.  Incidentally, he dedicates the seventh track “Stab in the Back” to Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.  Track ten “How Many Zeros” also has a Steely Dan feel, so kudos for borrowing from some of the best. Lukather even gets a little bit of help from his son on backing vocals and guitars.

Currently on tour supporting the record, you should be seeing Steve Lukather in your town sometime soon. Considering the great performances he’s delivered over the years as a member of Toto, I’m sure it will be a great show.