Not much more can be said about the extraordinary talent of ex-Megadeth
guitarist Marty Friedman. He is one of the most innovative and creative
musicians in the world. You can now get a mouth watering taste of his abilities
with this superior quality live offering. On stage, Friedman is an absolute
monster! On this almost totally instrumental disc, he displays a vast array of
styles without the confines of being in a group setting. With wild abandon he
unleashes a six string assault upon the listener that soars from the heaviest
rock to strikingly beautiful guitar passages, sometimes in the same song, such
as the terrific Angel.
While many have know for years just what Friedman is capable of, this disc is
a true testament to his outstanding ability and one of the most enjoyable
instrumental disc that I have found. With so many albums of this type, the music
seems to get repetitious, but the diversity shown by Marty on here keeps you
entertained throughout. This is the type of disc that you just want to throw in
the player and then hammer on the air guitar! The music is just so much fun.
Like the extremely anthem like Cheer Girl Rampage, that just defies you to keep
still for the whole song.
It takes supreme talent for a guitarist to completely enthrall the listener
for over an hour of music, but Friedman not only makes you glad that you have
this disc; he still manages to leave you wanting more. If you have a love of
great guitar music, this is an extremely good example of what a master musician
can do with the instrument. For those that do not yet put him in the category of
Malmsteen, Petrucci or Satriani, this disc might just change your mind.
Listening to what he can do, then realizing that he is doing it live, not in the
studio only makes you appreciate it that much more. I am very hard to please
when it comes to instrumental music, but Friedman not only satisfies but has me
checking his tour schedule.
1. Theme From Namida (tears)
3. Anvils (celluloid revenge ending)
4. Gimme A Dose
5. Street Demon
6. It's The Unreal Thing
7. Fuel Injection Stingray
8. Stigmata Addiction
13.Cheer Girl Rampage
15.Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits