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 Favourite Racer X Instrumental 

Favourite Racer X Instrumental
Frenzy 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
Y.R.O. 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Scarified 41%  41%  [ 48 ]
Scit Scat Wah 15%  15%  [ 18 ]
Technical Difficulties 21%  21%  [ 25 ]
B.R.O. 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
King Of The Monsters 5%  5%  [ 6 ]
Viking Kong 9%  9%  [ 11 ]
Phallic Tractor 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Live Solos from E.V. I 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 118

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Scarified. The be-all end-all of instrumentals!

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Man, the first time i heard TD I was stoked. There is just something about that song.

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gilbertojosh wrote:
I voted TD...bc of when it all slows and PG starts burnin....

chills down my spine.


I know what you mean man... that's one of my favorite solos of all time.

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I still say Scarified was the tune that put RX on the map


What planet are you from man? No offense, but Racer X ISNT on the map. I mean they have a record deal and a great website, not to mention great sounding albums and a live DVD; but for a band to be on the map is essentially the same thing as saying "They are being recognized."

Look at their fan base, its tiny compared to so many bands out there. Us Racer X fans are loyal to the end, but we lack in numbers! Racer X is the greatest band in the world... they deserve more recognition!

Anyway, most of the people who are INVOLVED in music dig Scarified. It sounds great and all but what are extremely fast notes going to mean to a person who has never picked up a guitar in their life? We'd revel with that speed, while non-musicians, when they hear these solos (that dont catch the ear before it wizzes by at 10,000 mph) they dont find them interesting. Ever wonder why most of the people on this forum are musicians? Its because we all can reach beneath what non-musicians can.

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Ryan,

While everything you say is true, your perspective is that of someone who was too young to be a fan back in the 80's. I would suspect that a very significant percentage of Racer X fans from the 80's first heard the band on a pull out record from Guitar Player Magazine that had Frenzy and Scarified on it (Street Lethal had already been released and Second Heat was just about to be released). And in the world of guitar players, that put Racer X on the map. The general public may not have known who they were, but Paul and/or Racer X appeared in every major Guitar magazine in the 80s (including a poster feature in Guitar For Practicing Musicians). Personally, I was lucky enough to be going to school in LA and already knew all about Racer X ... but for nearly every guitar player outside of LA that little record was an introduction to terrifying guitar playing.


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Ryan, don't be an idiot... The 'map' is of course, simply the world of guitar playing --specifically the world of neo classical/metal fusion...

The Surgeon is quite correct... Without exposure from the leading guitar publications, Paul Gilbert wouldn't have a career. That Scarified soundpage introduced Racer X to thousands of guitarists world wide and established Racer X firmly at the front of the shred movement along with Yngwie, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, and Greg Howe.

Paul (and Bruce) created quite a stir in the guitar playing community (George Lynch, Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan used to check out Racer x) and that credibility no doubt led to the Mr. Big gig where PG was able to make enjoy some mainstreem success.

I'm sorry dude, but Scarified is the tune that defines Racer X for me and always will...


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God, I can't believe how nice I was in that last post... I must be a kinder and gentler shred these days... Kinda makes me a bit nauseous


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shred wrote:
Ryan, don't be an idiot... The 'map' is of course, simply the world of guitar playing --specifically the world of neo classical/metal fusion...


Its one thing to be an idiot, but its another to be misinformed. Dont get the two confused.

My perspective of "the map" was mainstream recognition. You hear "Oh, 'All the Small Things' put Blink 182 on the map." and sure enough little kids are walking around with Blink 182 t-shirts on, kids in music stores playing Caurosel on the bass, and Blink guitar riffs on guitar. To me, thats what the map is; appealing to not only musicians, but a general audience as well.

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Oh yeah?!?!?! Well my dad can still kick your dad's ass!!!...X

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sorry couldn't resist... Oh and btw, SCARIFIED HANDS DOWN !!!


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Scarified... Bruce and Paul playing that together was just wrong. The band just smoked on that tune.


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Technical difficulties is a signature riff man it just wouldnt be right if it would have never been written

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Can anyone tell me what the story with Technical Difficulties is? Was it on Terrifying Guitar Trip first or played/written before that tape came out? That's what puts me off about it - it's an awesome tune, but it feels more like Paul than anything else, whereas in Scarified, only the beat could have come from Scott, and both Paul and Bruce are tearing it up and John's going crazy keeping up with those mofos. Just my view.

BTW. Shred, it put Paul on the map as a guitar player, but to most of us on this board, Racer X is more than just a shredfest. Eruption defined Eddie Van Halen's career, no one exactly listened to Alex's drum fills and went "wow, what an awesome drummer!". Scarified did a hell of a lot for Paul, and to a lesser extent Bruce, as players, but it still can't "define" RX in the same way Eruption can't define Van Halen as a band. Any thoughts?

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I’ve got to go against the grain again. I voted for “Scit Scat Wah”. When I first heard it, I was blown away. It is far out and groovy man! But Bruce’s solo is [using a high falsetto voice] KILLER!!! :shock:

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Censured...


Last edited by shred on Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:01 am, edited 2 times in total.



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DAMN shred... that was good but Im expecting a 501 page essay tomorrow!

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I disagree with you on about 5 points...but...Im not typing them.

(It's called being lazy.)

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scarified! still trying to lick those licks!
CLOSELY followed by "skit skat wah"......
gimmie shred!

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FASTER MUTTLEY! wrote:
still trying to lick those licks!


LOL...sounds....perverted.

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Heh...

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Wow! Forgive me, folks. I just saw this thread. Tough question! There are so many I love, but I had to give it to Scarified! It's just beautiful; shocking; melodic; exciting; heavy, and well, scary! (Special thanks to J.S. Bach, I guess, huh?)

For me, King of the Monsters, Phallic Tractor, & B.R.O. are a very close 2nd.

Racer-X: The consummate pinnacle of musical hard rock perfection.

Sometimes I find myself thanking Christ Almighty for the gift of Racer-X (along with eternal salvation, that is. :lol: ).

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