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
(1992)
Technical Difficulties
(1999)
Superheroes
(2000)

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:
50:07

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music". racerxband.com. 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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