DogAndPanda: Eddie Jobson - The Green Album
Eddie Jobson gets some very mixed feelings from fans of progressive rock. Some would say he joined every band that he's been in after they were good - or at least, after their peak. Does this mean he made them awful, or does he just have bad timing? He replaced Brian Eno in Roxy Music, joined Jethro Tull for their synth-heavy 1980 album A after most of the band was fired, etc... He's done some decent enough stuff too - although I am not a huge fan of Bill Bruford / John Wetton / Allan Holdsworth's project with him, U.K.
I am a big fan of The Green Album, which apparently he recorded under the band name of Zinc. It features session musicians, notable Gary Green of Gentle Giant on a few tracks.
Phrases to describe the album
Weird time signatures
Lots of keyboard work
Decent vocals from Jobson - think a less refined Jon Anderson of Yes
Pretty decent energy
A clean 80s sound that works very well for the material
The occasional mandolin
Good starter tracks
Green Face http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGgHai3Rw_I
Turn it Over
Who My Friends