Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

That's What I'm Here for

4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, October 25, 1990
"Please retry"
$64.98 $9.12
Vinyl
"Please retry"
$5.00

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:20
Play in Library $0.99
 
2
30
5:26
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
4:27
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
4:30
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
2:30
Play in Library $0.99
 
6
30
5:59
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
2:27
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
4:46
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
3:26
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B000001FM3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,226 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Roy Buchanan Store

Music

Image of album by Roy Buchanan
Visit Amazon's Roy Buchanan Store
for 35 albums, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Roy Buchanan played a bold and brazen guitar style that went as far as to get him the reputation of "The greatest guitar player you never heard of." I was lucky enough to live in the Maryland suburbs where Roy gigged mainly in the early years, and was one of his "underground" fans whose duty in life, it seemed occasionally, was to turn people on to this music phenom. This was the 1st Roy album I heard and I was enthralled by it. Roy takes "Hey Joe" to places Jimi Hendrix never dreamed. He does a wonderful Lynyrd Skynyrd-like tune called "Home Is Where I Lost Her". Ok, there is a couple throw aways like "Voices", but overall this is an album with greatness in it!
2 Comments 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I am actually a big fan of Roy Buchanan, but I was quite disappointed with this album. He is an astounding guitar player, but his career output is uneven. I have always had this sense of searching for the perfect Roy Buchanan album, and this one is further from it than most.
As always, there are moments on this album when you will shake your head with amazement at his technical brilliance, but the playing is oddly disconnected from the context of the songs. Several of the songs just aren't very good songs. Also, the vocals are problematic. The guest vocalists here are unimpressive to me. Roy himself, of course, could not sing as such, and luckily he rarely pressed himself beyond a kind of spoken delivery. His vocals range from the occasionally touching, to the indifferent (his vocals on this album mostly fit that category), to the awkward, to the cringe-inducing. His guitar is the voice you want to hear.
One must applaud Buchanan's attempts at stylistic range, but some of the musical hats he tried on clearly did not fit. Overall, this album has the feel of putting out a product that was unnatural to him.
2 Comments 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I remember... standing about 10 feet from the stage at SJ's Spartan Stadium when he played a free concert there way back, and at a few points bursting out in laughter at what I can only call amazing guitar virtuosity - how can he be doing what I'm hearing?! Amazement. Not studio - live and in my face. If you were there or weren't, one song on this album says so much about this guitar master, titled - "That's what I am here for". Pay$d to see him a few days later in the city - also amazing... Think what else was being done at the time - and where guitar masters were headed (mainly to the bank and fashion consultants) and consider this fellow. I feel that the title song says and plays as he did - and speaks the language of the time. Sure the album is uneven, but I feel that way about the Stones, Beatles, Tull, and most others too - so what? Not like your bar bands can even attempt most of this axe work - fact is you won't hear this stuff being played - unless you're with Roy, looking at the stars from the other side. For the title song alone this one deserves 5 stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category