This is the debut solo album from Steve Vai's female counterpart,
Jennifer Batten. Jennifer is known as the guitar player on Michael
Jackson's tours, and this solo album is recorded right after
Michael Jackson's Bad Tour.
The highlights on this album is "Cat Fight" where you can hear the
cats (interpreted by Jennifer's guitar) scratch, snarl, miaow and
their yells of pain, "Giant Steps" written by the jazz-master John
Coltrane and "Mental Graffiti". There's also three other covers on
this CD. It's the classic Rimsky-Korsakov composition "Flight Of
The BumbleBee", Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
and Otis Redding's "Respect".
A special mentioning would go to the beautiful cover painting by
Pamelina Hovnatanian. The painting is a true work of art.
This album is almost as good as her second solo release, Jennifer
Batten's Tribal Rage "Momentum" from 1997. "Momentum" though
contains a better guitar sound, but apart from that the two
releases are rather equal. A good investment if you're into great
guitar music with similarities to Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Steve
Vai and Eddie Van Halen.