Turn It Up Tuesday!


May 24, 2011 by esarsea

Here’s a few for you fans of melodic, shredding prog-rock: Mr Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X). The following clips are from Paul’s new CD, “Fuzz Universe.” I’ve got a copy, and it’s great! 100% instrumental recording.

Paul’s wiki page is here, and Paul’s website is here. Turn this one WAY UP!

You can sample all tracks and pick up a copy of Fuzz Universe here.

8 thoughts on “Turn It Up Tuesday!

  1. Da Goddess says:

    Glad you like the CD as much as I do. I got my copy months and months ago and it’s been part of my regular rotation. Total proof you don’t need lyrics to convey deep emotion.

  2. Stu says:

    That’s right, I forgot how I stumbled across Paul Gilbert. Thanks for turning me on to him! Good stuff.

  3. torqdog says:

    That guy sure can play!!! I had the unexpected pleasure of seeing him in one of those G-3 tours a few years ago and he totally ripped. I say “unexpected” becuse he was a relatively unknown entity until that show ……. for me anyway.

    Thanks for posting this Stu! This one really fits the moniker of “turn it up Tuesday” or any day of the week for that matter.

  4. Bill says:

    If you studied your Jeff Beck, you wouldn’t need proof that you don’t need lyrics to convey emotion. Just sayin’

    • Stu says:

      I have mass respect for his talent, I just wish he was a little more melodic. Could be he’s just too sophisticated for me. His playing can make me go “WOW!” but it rarely makes me want to tap my foot or hum along…know what I mean?

      • Bill says:

        Yeah, I do. He kinda stopped making dance music a long time ago. Even when he has a monster drummer like Vinnie C. on tour, people don’t typically dance and boogie at his shows. They watch and feel him. Beck doesn’t really play formatted music anymore. Twelve bar blues is a rarity. This show I just attended was perfect in that he was prefect, his tone and touch were authentic and bone-chilling and the band was good. And the music was everything from “A Day In The Life” to Puccini’s opera piece at the end. And it was goose-bump time. If you give Beck a listen and just relax without trying to hold it to a pattern, you’ll start hearing those massive undertones and fantasy sounds that he loves to weave in to create an atmosphere. He routinely hits licks as an afterthought on the backside of a run with such relaxed abivalence that most players realize while watching him that he just spit out their “master” signature lick like a sunflower seed husk.

        And it’s been said over and over that he can produce more emotion with a note than most rockers can with a bar or two of notes. I think you need to be a fan to believe that. Hell, there’s tune on “Jeff,” a techno-sonic-rock monster CD from few years back where he plays most of an entire tune with one note, a wah-wah, a flanger from hell and his tone and touch. One note. And it rocks!

  5. torqdog says:

    I finally received my copy of this CD yesterday (better late than never) and have listened to it once. VERY impressive and I can tell it’s just gonna get better and better with each subsequent spin. Very technical and involved music that prolly doesn’t appeal to the dumbed down masses.

    I loved the liner notes where Paul compares Carl Sagan’s buckets and buckets of Stars (billions and billions) to his buckets and buckets of notes totalling around 72. Funny guy!

  6. Da Goddess says:

    Bill, Jeff Beck, indeed, taught me that lesson long ago, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone else remind you from time to time.

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