Paul Gilbert's second solo record "Flying Dog", is a combination of clever writing and awesome guitar work. As a member of the '80's premier guitar band RACER X and later, million sellers MR. BIG, Gilbert has gained reputation as being one of the most melodic and powerful guitar players in the rock arena. Gilbert's solo work has allowed him the opportunity to exercise his deep appreciation for the more song oriented side of rock music.
The 1973 debut from a band who became cult figures on the blues-rock scene, mainly because there was a real crunch to the music. Greg Lake (of Emerson, Lake and Palmer) signed them to the bands Manticore label, and he produced three of the tracks on this album. Walden was a spectacular Hendrix-influenced guitarist who managed to pull a unique, watery sound out of his instrument (recall he was picked to replace Paul Kossoff in Free). There's hardly a song here that doesn't showcase a first-rate Walden lead. He also had a surprisingly enjoyable voice.
"Fasten Your Seat Belt!" Snuffy’s shrieked warning comes too late. He unleashes his liquid, lascivious guitar – sounding like a Frankenstein-monster version of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons – and the sudden impact jerks you forward, and your head smashes through the glass coffee table on the floor in front of you. As you pluck crystal shards from your forehead and examine your neck for whiplash injuries, Snuffy and his band-mates show no mercy. A collection of alternate takes from their S/T debut + unreleased & live material.