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 Snakebyte - The original Racer X email. 
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KING OF CLUBS
My first official solo CD!!! Bruce Bouillet came out to my studio in Las Vegas and put up with my completely insane work schedule, futile attempts at drumming, and incomprehensable studio wiring.
After realizing that my drumming was not really "world-class", I had Jeff Martin and Pat Torpey come out to finish the tracks. I did keep my drum tracks for "I'm Just In Love".
I'm really proud of this record. It's my first serious attempt at lead vocals and pop songwriting, and I thought it came out pretty good. Of course this was a change from my typical metal-influenced style...
Most listeners were very supportive, but there were a few exceptions! My favorite by far was an e-mail from an Australian guy who calls himself "Snakebyte". His letter helped inspire the reunion of Racer X and the song "Snakebite" on the Racer X CD "Technical Difficulties". Here is an excerpt from his letter. Enjoy!


Dude,
What the fuck R U thinking? I can't believe this shit came from the same guy that was responsible for Racer X and played the kick ass solo on Joey Tafolla's "Out of the Sun".
I read where you said "Mike Varney told me to play fast". What is that about? Yeah like you never liked that stuff. The shred guitar world has been totally screwed over by no-talent heroin users and your fucking contributing to it!!
You R capable of a monster neo-classical instrumental album, that's what your real fans want to hear. The ones that have been with you from the start and have suffered every corny blues lick with that shit twangy ass reaming tone. Neo-classical with the distortion tone of Second Heat. Racer X rocks, you're not going to be big in the USA. You're clinging to a dream that's never gonna happen. Your fans are in Japan, the same fans that like Impelliteri, Malmsteen, etc.
Your last effort is appealing to no-one. If you have to get it out of your system fair enough, but for every piece of shit album like this you're morally directed to release a shred album.
I read your column in Guitar Player, while you where in Mr. Big. What was the main topic? Shred. What genre? Neo-Classical.
What like Metal was cool so I'll do that, ooh grunge is big, I'll do that. Fuck!! Have some balls, be true to yourself. Fuck everyone and play what you want. Don't try to tell me it's this shit!! We both know that you love Racer X, you're just obsessed with Popularity and money.
Your a musical prostitute. You suck,
Snakebyte
P.S.(from Paul) I ended up talking to Snakebyte on the phone a few months later, and he was really polite!

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Hah, I was gonna look for that today :) You need to send another one :twisted:

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amazing !

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Your last effort is appealing to no-one.

... you're just obsessed with Popularity and money.


:?

I think you are mad if you think that Paul was trying to appeal to the masses with 'King of Clubs'. Twee pop songs havn't been in fashion since The Beatles.

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MissMisstreater wrote:
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Mr. I like to argue about everything :)


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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so its not just me then? lol


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post Re: Snakebyte - The original Racer X email.
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Your a musical prostitute. You suck,
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if i was paul i would pay a highly trained assassin, but on the other hand THANK YOU for changing him :lol:


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Wow, a piece of Racer X history :P. Thanks for sharing. Btw, someone needs to send this again :twisted:.

Acid Wire wrote:
Nitefly wrote:
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Your last effort is appealing to no-one.

... you're just obsessed with Popularity and money.


:?

I think you are mad if you think that Paul was trying to appeal to the masses with 'King of Clubs'. Twee pop songs havn't been in fashion since The Beatles.


I hope you realized this shit happened 8 years ago. No need to argue about it today... Mr. I like to argue about everything :)


:lol: :lol:


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Almost every post in this thread made me laugh :lol:

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Acid Wire wrote:
Mr. I like to argue about everything :)

HAHAHAH priceless :P

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The best thing is that Paul, aka the greatest person alive, actually replied with a POSITIVE response (I guess reuniting RX is the best response a man could ever have), 'cus this e-mail is indeed filled with swearing and shit throwing, but I agree with everything in there, though I must say that Paul started playing pop because he loved it, not to make cash! :lol: AWESOME THREAD! :lol:

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Post Re: Snakebyte - The original Racer X email.
nkarl480 wrote:

if i was paul i would pay a highly trained assassin, but on the other hand THANK YOU for changing him :lol:


If I was Paul Id have told you to go fuck yourself. Says more about Paul that he didnt. What a nice guy, and a total professional.


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MissMisstreater wrote:
Acid Wire wrote:
Mr. I like to argue about everything :)


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

sidesplitting

so its not just me then? lol


Dude I hate to admit, but I HAVE noticed that as well. I mean not enough for me to say that out loud, but I agree to an extent :lol:


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I guess to most fans like snakebyte it really did look like paul was selling out, we know that he didn't now, though.


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SambaBoy wrote:
The best thing is that Paul, aka the greatest person alive, actually replied with a POSITIVE response (I guess reuniting RX is the best response a man could ever have), 'cus this e-mail is indeed filled with swearing and shit throwing, but I agree with everything in there, though I must say that Paul started playing pop because he loved it, not to make cash! :lol: AWESOME THREAD! :lol:


Yeah that is really awsome!

Haha its like Paul checking his e-mail going trough the subjects:

1. You Rock
2. THANK YOU
3. YOU ARE MY HEROO
4. You SUCK
5. How do you pick so fast?

"Email 4 looks the coolest well lets reform Racer X" :D

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ReXiX wrote:
SambaBoy wrote:
The best thing is that Paul, aka the greatest person alive, actually replied with a POSITIVE response (I guess reuniting RX is the best response a man could ever have), 'cus this e-mail is indeed filled with swearing and shit throwing, but I agree with everything in there, though I must say that Paul started playing pop because he loved it, not to make cash! :lol: AWESOME THREAD! :lol:


Yeah that is really awsome!

Haha its like Paul checking his e-mail going trough the subjects:

1. You Rock
2. THANK YOU
3. YOU ARE MY HEROO
4. You SUCK
5. How do you pick so fast?

"Email 4 looks the coolest well lets reform Racer X" :D




LOL. That's probably exactly the type of emails Paul gets.


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Thats why you guys suck at getting answers from Paul :) *pokes you guys with a stick*

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Supernaught wrote:
nkarl480 wrote:

if i was paul i would pay a highly trained assassin, but on the other hand THANK YOU for changing him :lol:


If I was Paul Id have told you to go fuck yourself. Says more about Paul that he didnt. What a nice guy, and a total professional.



If you were paul, then you would be paul. And paul didnt say go fuck yourself, so you wouldnt either. because you would be paul. :P



But i guess deep down paul musto of somewhat agreed with snakebyte, otherwise he wouldnt of reformed RX.

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otherwise he wouldnt of reformed RX.


Somehow, I don't think that that was the furthest thing from Paul's mind.

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It is interesting that Paul (after making a few more Racer X albums and Solo material) that he actually went and made an instrumental CD like Snakebyte told him to.

Although it wasn't all neoclassical, that is probably the smartest move Paul ever made.


I just realized that, and am astonished. If Paul had put out Get Out of My Yard 5-10 years ago, who knows where he'd be now.


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ReXiX wrote:
Thats why you guys suck at getting answers from Paul :) *pokes you guys with a stick*


Well, I was perfectly polite and he wrote back to me! And 4 months later, he reformed Mr Big!

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