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 How did I stumble upon Racer X? 
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Post How did I stumble upon Racer X?
I think the year was '87, and a fellow musician had a subscription to some guitar mag back when they had the free records inside. One side was frenzy, the other, Scarified. Knowing that I loved over-the-top guitar playing, he played "name the artist" with me.

The moment he put frenzy on, I wanted to say "Yngwie" but I bit my tongue. There was no heavily drenched reverb in his sound. He played cleaner, and had more aggressive distortion! He didn't keep repeating himself. No, this was none other than Paul Gilbert!

I thought the name sounded vaguely familiar. (Ibanez advertisement?)
When he flipped to side b, Scarified, I absolutely loved the beginning drum beat when Scott hits something (not quite a cowbell). That song just wasted ass! We nick-named it "the frying pan song". Scarified would have been much faster. Just what DID Scott hit, anyway?

Then the guitars chug right in time with the drums, including the little stuttering triplet beat, astonishing harmonizing phrases, and screaming, hurtful leads! I was quickly sold!

This guy not only made guitar playing exiting for me again, but the songs in general had absolutely bashing hooks! Great solid hard heavy rock!

Good music AND good leads? Who would've thought?

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Rich L. wrote:
...When he flipped to side b, Scarified, I absolutely loved the beginning drum beat when Scott hits something (not quite a cowbell). That song just wasted ass! We nick-named it "the frying pan song". Scarified would have been much faster. Just what DID Scott hit, anyway?
Nothing. The drummer on "Street Lethal" was Harry Gschoesser. But I wonder what that noise was, too.

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drum beat when Scott hits something (not quite a cowbell). Just what DID Scott hit, anyway?


I always thought it was a bass harmonic by John....but I'll see Scott on Thursday and ask him.

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drum beat when Scott hits something (not quite a cowbell). Just what DID Scott hit, anyway?


I always thought it was a bass harmonic by John....but I'll see Scott on Thursday and ask him.


I think the same.
An answer to that will be terrific!

BTW, glad to have ya here Rich L!

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It almost sounds like a reverb drenched rimshot. Let us know Ken!!!

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It almost sounds like a reverb drenched rimshot. Let us know Ken!!!


Ha! Good one! I guess reverb can also be our friend, if we let it.

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Thanks for the welcome, folks. You may have guessed, I'm brand new to message boards. I've never been on ANY message board before. I'm not new to Racer-X, though. Originally, I wanted my topic to fall into the "Why did you start listening to Racer-X" category, but this is my beginner's luck. I accidentally started a whole new topic. Thanks for toleratin' my newness.

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We already have a why did you start listening to Racer X topic...it was more fun to talk about the mystery noise.

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That thing on Scarified is a bass harmonic. John Alderete clicks on his Compression Sustainer to push the harmonic even more.

He explains about it on his instructional video. You see him do it when they play Scarified.

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Ryan wrote:
That thing on Scarified is a bass harmonic. John Alderete clicks on his Compression Sustainer to push the harmonic even more.

He explains about it on his instructional video. You see him do it when they play Scarified.
Well I'll be darned. This whole time I thought Scott was hittin' a fryin' pan.
So John has an instructional too? (I shouldn't be surprised)
Who are the guitarists that play on that video with him? Bruce & Chris? Bruce & Paul? Just curious.

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Rich L. wrote:
Ryan wrote:
That thing on Scarified is a bass harmonic. John Alderete clicks on his Compression Sustainer to push the harmonic even more.

He explains about it on his instructional video. You see him do it when they play Scarified.
Well I'll be darned. This whole time I thought Scott was hittin' a fryin' pan.


:lol:

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Who are the guitarists that play on that video with him? Bruce & Chris? Bruce & Paul? Just curious.


Bruce and Chris are featured on all of the videos - including Scott's drum video and Bruce's guitar video. On the back of John's video, it introduces Chris as "guest guitarist."

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...When he flipped to side b, Scarified, I absolutely loved the beginning drum beat when Scott hits something (not quite a cowbell). That song just wasted ass! We nick-named it "the frying pan song". Scarified would have been much faster. Just what DID Scott hit, anyway?
Nothing. The drummer on "Street Lethal" was Harry Gschoesser. But I wonder what that noise was, too.


Scarified was on Second Heat.

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Man, I always thought Oni Logan was brilliant on Lynch Mob! I had no idea 'till about 2 weeks ago (on this website) that he replaced Jeff for that short time. What I wouldn't give to see some of that live footage, if it even exists! Not that Jeff wasn't good for this band. (Must admit, I thought Jeff's vocals improved tremendously with Tech. Difficulties.) Great job, Jeff!

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Scarified was on Second Heat.
D'oh! That ought to teach me to be Mr. Smarty Pants!

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