Technical Difficulties (Racer X album)

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Technical Difficulties
Studio album by Racer X
Released December 8, 1999 (1999-12-08)[1]
Recorded Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada; Rec Room
Genre Heavy metal
Length 50:07
Label Mercury
Producer Paul Gilbert
Racer X chronology
Extreme Volume II Live
Technical Difficulties

Technical Difficulties is the third studio album by heavy metal band Racer X, released on December 8, 1999 through Mercury Records (Japan),[2] and on April 25, 2000 through Shrapnel Records (United States)[3] and Mascot Records (Europe).[4] The album's title track evolved from the introductory song "Metal Dog" on guitarist Paul Gilbert's 1994 instructional video Terrifying Guitar Trip; it later appeared in the 2009 video game Brütal Legend, and was covered by cellist duo 2Cellos on their 2012 album In2ition, for which they also shot a promotional video.[5] "B.R.O." stands for "Bach Rip-Off", a homage to a previous track, "Y.R.O." (Yngwie Rip-Off"), from the band's 1986 debut album Street Lethal.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Phallic Tractor"   Paul Gilbert, Scott Travis 0:56
2. "Fire of Rock"   Gilbert 4:56
3. "Snakebite"   Jeff Martin, Gilbert, Travis 4:23
4. "Technical Difficulties"   Gilbert, Travis 4:20
5. "Miss Mistreater"   Martin, Bruce Bouillet 4:31
6. "Bolt in My Heart"   Martin, Gilbert 4:10
7. "17th Moon"   Martin, Gilbert, Travis 4:06
8. "Waiting"   Martin 4:29
9. "Poison Eyes"   Gilbert, Martin, Bouillet 4:17
10. "B.R.O."   Johann Sebastian Bach; arr. Gilbert 1:20
11. "God of the Sun"   Martin, Russ Parrish 5:16
12. "Give It to Me"   Bouillet, Martin, Gilbert 3:15
13. "The Executioner's Song"   Martin, Gilbert, Travis 4:08
Total length:



  1. ^ "Music". 2004-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  2. ^ "Racer X – Technical Difficulties". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  3. ^ "Racer X – Technical Difficulties". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  4. ^ "Technical Difficulties - Racer X". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  5. ^ 2CELLOSlive (2013-05-08). "2CELLOS - Technical Difficulties [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-05-05.

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