Side One is the first in a series of three studio albums from one of rock's true unsung heroes. It features appearances from Danny Carey (Tool), Les Claypool Primus) & others. Says Belew of the record, "There are three different attitudes that I've recently discovered in my writing, & this album is a representation of the first one. Side One deals with the concept of the 'power trio' & writing in that headspace. As the guitar player in that equation, you're only as good as your rhythm section, & I can't imagine a better rhythm section in a power trio than Les Claypool & Danny Carey." We know you'll agree.
"Employing omni-present Les Claypool and Tool's Daney Carey as the ass rattling rythm section, Belew keeps his guitar loud." -- Guitar One-5 stars review-pt 2
"Like his former boss, Frank Zappa, Belew combines musical chops, melody and humor." -- Relix
"a member of King Crimson, Belew played with everyone, David Bowie & Frank Zappa to Trent Reznor & David Byrne." -- Billboard.com