Reviews & Quotes


GLENN PHILLIPS AT THE RAINBOW LP (2016)  Full Reviews HERE

"People keep searching for that pot of gold. You just know it’s there, somewhere over the rainbow. For fans of Glenn Phillips that gold has been found."
-Stomp & Stammer

"He soars across the fretboard with the type of commanding leads that give credence to the critical claims that sometime place him alongside Beck and Hendrix."
-Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Well, this is a treat! ...artistically and creatively it’s a must!"
-Terrascope


  LOST AT SEA 40th ANNIVERSARY DOUBLE LP (2015) Full Reviews HERE

"Glenn Phillips is arguably the greatest guitarist you've never heard of - and the only argument in that statement is over whether or not you've heard of him."
-Terrascope

"The first of a series of extraordinary instrumental guitar albums...
9 out of 10 Stars."
-Uncut Magazine

"Proof that music can be louder than words...5 out of 5 Stars."
-Record Collector


Supreme Court SUN HEX (2010) Full Reviews HERE

Glenn's band with vocalist Jeff Calder (Swimming Pool Q's). Supreme Court goes electric received 4-Star Review from Rolling Stone.

"rather magnificent....features an outrageous gooey center in the form of Phillips’ exquisitely lubricious solos."
-Relix Magazine

"incredible instrumentations...they let it rip with hilarious abandon."
-Georgia Music Magazine

"an Atlanta history lesson on a little silver disc and proof of their enduring talent and adventurous musicality."
-Atlanta Journal Constitution


ANGEL SPARKS(2003) Full Reviews HERE

"The shivers and spires in Phillips' melodies are bright elegy, the sound of shadows beaten back by ecstatic guitar."
 
-Rolling Stone

"Listening to Angel Sparks is like armchair travel to a place you didn't even know existed."-The Atlanta Journal Constitution

 "Phillips rips holes in the clouds, daring you to catch up."
 -Stomp and Stammer


GUITAR PARTY (2003) Full Reviews HERE

"Guitar Party is a blazing soiree in the '67 spirit of an all-night Fillmore dance concert."
-Rolling Stone
 
"The two guitarists dish up smokin' psychedelic '60's covers and several originals on  this  novel CD."
-Guitar Player




HAMPTON GREASE BAND  (1996)

"An epic 1971 blast of avant-white-blues anarchy and daredevil twin-guitar  jamming...you've never heard anything like this. Dig in."
 -Rolling Stone

"A quarter-century later, it still holds up as a brilliant aural demolition derby of dual-guitar interplay, off-the-wall wordplay, and ferocious improvisation."
-Stereo Review




WALKING THROUGH WALLS (1996) Full Reviews HERE

"Like Hendrix, but in a vastly different way, his guitar is the voice  of his soul, and it's a soul as stirring as that of any great poet. In an era of cynical, corporate-inspired copycatting, Walls is the work of a true original."
 -huH Magazine

 "Phillips opts for songs of luminous, lyrical beauty. They demonstrate his playing has not grown any less adventurous over the years, only more focused and disciplined. Album title to the contrary, he clearly doesn't need to walk through walls. He can soar over them on the wings of his  startlingly bold imagination."
-Anthony DeCurtis


SCRATCHED BY THE RABBIT (1990)

 "Phillips is a guitarist with flair and imagination and seemingly limitless technical ability.  Scratched by the Rabbit is tough, it's uplifting, inventive, and highly recommended."
 -Relix Magazine

"Phillips is a supremely musical player who has something few musicians attain: a voice  of his own. This is his eighth -- and best? -- album."
-Guitar Player



ECHOES 1975-1985 Full Reviews HERE

Double-CD compilation featuring the best from Glenn's first seven albums. 2 & 1/2 hours of music and a 40-page booklet with 14 pages of photos. 43 songs in all including unreleased tracks. 4-Star Review from Rolling Stone.

"Echoes is a flawlessly compiled record of a decade's worth of music."
FOUR STARS- Rolling Stone



SUPREME COURT goes electric (1993)

Glenn's band with vocalist Jeff Calder (Swimming Pool Q's). Also Bill Rea on bass & singer Anne Boston. 4-Star Review from Rolling Stone.

"Supreme Court goes electric welds deranged humor to a guitar that blows hot as an acetylene torch."
FOUR STARS -Rolling Stone

"Philips brings his wild lead attack, crisp rhythm figures and intelligent writing style into a cool quirky pop band."
-Guitar Player



 




















QUOTES

"If rock n' roll guitarists were kamikaze pilots, Glenn Phillips would be in heaven right now…"
- 4 Stars - ROLLING STONE

"To say that Glenn Phillips plays guitar is like saying Michael Jordan takes shots at the basket."
- STEREO REVIEW

"Pete Buck of REM said, 'One of the reasons I don't play solos is because I grew up listening to Glenn Phillips. He never ceases to amaze me."
- MUSICIAN

"A supremely musical player, Phillips has something few musicians attain: a voice of his own."
- GUITAR PLAYER

"Like Hendrix or Beck, what this man can do is awesome. Lowell George called him 'the most amazing guitarist I've ever seen."
- GUITAR WORLD

"Phillips is a guitarist extraordinaire with flair and imagination and seemingly limitless technical ability. He comes up with a sound that defies categorization. His music is melodic, it's tough, it's uplifting, it's inventive and highly recommended."
- RELIX

"The shivers and spires in Phillips' melodies are the sound of shadows beaten back by ecstatic guitar."
- ROLLING STONE

"Glenn Phillips is the greatest unknown electric guitarist in America."
- THE HARTFORD ADVOCATE

"Phillips rips holes in the clouds, daring you to catch up."
- STOMP and STAMMER

"Angel Sparks is his most stirring work."
- CREATIVE LOAFING

"Phillips uses his guitar just like a voice, resplendent in its complexity."
- RELIX

"He's the Jedi Guitarmaster."
- ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE

"Listening to Angel Sparks is like armchair travel to a place you didn't even know existed."
- ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

"Phillips continues to make quiet and loud lie down together for glorious results. A songwriter of the first order."
- METROLAND (New York)