Don't you like Racer X - Superheroes?

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  1. Misterbulbous

    Misterbulbous Member

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    I do. I like the number one Gilbert fan. This entire album rocks a lot. Wish he would go back to this tone and feel. His latest solo album "stone pushing uphill man" is nearly unlistenable to me - mostly because of his shrill, ice-pick tone.

     
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    for some reason i don't remember that song. which Racer X album is it on? paul did sound good back then and i was a big fan. kinda lost interest in him with Mr big. cool tune
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superheroes_(Racer_X_album)

    You got to check out the entire Racer X album "Superheroes". This one may have initially been released in Japan. Racer X incarnation in mid '90's with two face-melting albums.

    Highlights:

    Viking Kong
    King of the Monsters
    Godzilla
    Evil Joe

    New Mr. Big isn't bad, but Paul has adopted this "choppy" staccato style and thin tone which kinda grates on me.
     
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    have to keep an eye out for that. only heard the original 80s stuff.
     
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    Fixed that for you ;)

    (Technical Difficulties, Superheroes, Getting Heavier, Snowball Of Doom)
    All 4 were released in the US on Shrapnel.

    I think for these albums Paul was still using his Laney amps, and shortly after switched to Marshalls. Maybe that has something to do with his tone?

    I find his last two albums unlistenable, but i'm glad he's following his muse.
     
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    I loved the 90's Racer X stuff I think even more than their 80's stuff. Here is the live show at the Whiskey. Too bad Bruce was not there for the 90's incarnation.

     
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    Dude, the version of Godzilla is ridiculous. Paul rules...
     
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    I still love Gilbert's playing and listen to his older solo albums occasionally (especially King of Clubs and Burning Organ), but haven't been in the mood for Racer X in awhile. I remember loving Technical Difficulties and Superheroes though. He's lost a lot of his hearing, which I think explains his thin, icepick tone these days.
     
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    hell ya. Live at the Whiskey is one of my favorite live albums. Paul's tone was awesome that show.
     
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    Yeah, you are correct about the four albums. I was paraphrasing (lol).

    And I have always defended Paul's tone, but seriously "stone pushing uphill man" is AWFUL. New Mr Big has some good tunes, but same thing....shrill as hell. It's like he's running his single coils through a half-cocked wah pedal, with amp bass on 0. Then you got Sheehan also trying to fill the upper register with his tweedily-deedily bass runs.
     
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    LOVE this album. Viking Kong is worth the price of admission by itself, let alone the rest of the album. I have never thought of Gilbert as having impressive tone but his playing has always made me :drool
     
  13. Misterbulbous

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    ^and Dead Mans Shoes has such a heavy riff.


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    Easily my favorite Racer X album, along with Technical Difficulties. His Laney lead tone is still some of my favorite ever.
     
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    Love Superheroes.

    It may even be my favorite RacerX album.

    And for the record, Paul sounds better through a Laney.
     
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    Yeah!!! Bought it when it came out, GREAT album - RacerX's best, if you ask me!
     
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