World Wake Up
Mike Matthews was hit over the head hard with with the need to play screaming guitar the first time he heard Jimi Hendrix in 1969. Prior to that he nearly got his family thrown out of their apartment for incessantly pounding drums as loud as possible. Fortunately for Mike's mother, it was several years before he could afford an amplifier for his first guitar, an SG Special, so he practiced either 'dry' or plugged into a record player. During his 30 + years of playing, Mike has penned and recorded many originals of many different genres with a multitude of eclectic supporting characters. The 6 tunes on World Wake Up are opinionated rock and reggae songs that kick the powermongers in their keisters. Through it all, the bottom line for Mike has been having fun playing music and playing it real loud. He expects to be playing as long as he can stand up and hopes he will meet his demise on a stage while performing to a screaming audience.