- Released: September 1, 1992
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Virgin Records Us
Entertainment Weekly - 11/20/92, p.90
"...incendiary isn't enough: There should be a warning to check your smoke detector before listening to this sparkler of an album..." - Rating: B+
Q - 12/92, p.1413 Stars
- Good - "...a highly efficient set, ideally suited to a small, sticky club environment..."
Dirty Linen - Apr/May 93, p.60
"...Guitar aficionados unfamiliar with Winter's work will hear how he influenced fellow Texan Stevie Ray Vaughan, with his raw tone and interplay with his rhythm section..."
- 1.Johnny Guitar
- 2.She Likes To Boogie Real Low
- 3.White Line Blues
- 4.Please Come Home For Christmas
- 5.Hard Way
- 6.You Must Have A Twin
- 7.You Keep Sayin' That You're Leavin'
- 8.Treat Me Like You Wanta
- 9.Sick And Tired
- 10.Blues This Bad
- 11.No More Doggin'
- 12.Check Out Her Mama
- 13.I Got My Brand On You
- 14.One Step Forward (Two Steps Back)
Personnel: Johnny Winter (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Edgar Winter (vocals, saxophone, organ); Billy Branch (harmonica); Jeff Ganz (acoustic, fretless, 6- & 8-string electric basses); Tom Compton (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Streeterville Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois between May & July 1992.
Personnel: Johnny Winter (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Edgar Winter (vocals, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, organ); Jeff Ganz (electric guitar, upright bass, electric bass, fretless bass); Billy Branch (harmonica); Tom Compton (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: David Axelbaum.
Recording information: Streeterville Recording Studios, Chicago IL (05/1992-07/1992).
Photographer: William Claxton.
Maybe it's because they look almost exactly alike--and it's a look you're not likely to forget--but more than any other pair of brothers in rock & roll, Johnny and Edgar Winter will always be thought of as a duo, despite the fact that they really don't play together very much. Johnny's a straight-up bluesman, after all, a white-hot guitarist with roots in the Texas soul of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian. Little brother Edgar, a keyboard and saxophone prodigy, has more eclectic tastes, with his own albums ranging from jazz-tinged instrumental funk to space-prog epics.
The joke is that even on 1992's HEY, WHERE'S YOUR BROTHER--a phrase both of them must hear a dozen times a day--Edgar only joins his big brother on a few tracks, a soulful rendition of Charles Brown's blues classic "Please Come Home for Christmas" being a clear highlight. Another treat is the sassy "You Must Have a Twin," one of the non-twins' few co-written songs. The whole album bristles with good humor and genial attitude, making it one of the most enjoyable items in either brother's catalogue.