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Raspberry Jams

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
There are few stories in rock music as tragic as that of Jason Becker. Just as six-string stardom was handed to him on a silver platter -- by landing a gig with David Lee Roth and appearing on the A Little Ain't Enough album -- Becker was stricken with A.L.S. (better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease), which by the mid-'90s had completely robbed him of his ability to play a musical instrument. Still, sporadic releases were issued, such as the odds and ends collection, Raspberry Jams, in 1999. Comprised solely of previously unreleased demos, you instantly detect Becker's impressive six-string ability (in a late-'80s and early-'90s sorta way), as evidenced by such selections as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
There are few stories in rock music as tragic as that of Jason Becker. Just as six-string stardom was handed to him on a silver platter -- by landing a gig with David Lee Roth and appearing on the A Little Ain't Enough album -- Becker was stricken with A.L.S. (better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease), which by the mid-'90s had completely robbed him of his ability to play a musical instrument. Still, sporadic releases were issued, such as the odds and ends collection, Raspberry Jams, in 1999. Comprised solely of previously unreleased demos, you instantly detect Becker's impressive six-string ability (in a late-'80s and early-'90s sorta way), as evidenced by such selections as "Becker-Ola," "If You Shoot...Shoot -- Don't Talk," and a sweet and serene collaboration with Marty Friedman (Becker's former bandmate in Cacophony), "Black Stallion Jam." Fans of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani-esque guitar heroics will certainly appreciate Raspberry Jams.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1999
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • UPC: 026245113428
  • Catalog Number: 1134
  • Sales rank: 44,382

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Becker-Ola (3:50)
  2. 2 Mandy's Throbbing Heart (1:22)
  3. 3 Amma (0:46)
  4. 4 When You Wish upon a Star (1:54)
  5. 5 Jasin Street (4:08)
  6. 6 Beatle Grubs (2:41)
  7. 7 Grilled Peeps (1:20)
  8. 8 If You Have to Shoot... Shoot-Don't Talk (5:03)
  9. 9 Purple Chewable Fern (2:37)
  10. 10 Black Stallion Jam (3:15)
  11. 11 Amarnath (0:36)
  12. 12 Angel Eyes (3:12)
  13. 13 Throat Hole (1:50)
  14. 14 Dang Sea of Samsara (4:24)
  15. 15 Urmila (2:11)
  16. 16 Thousand Million Suns (5:27)
  17. 17 Clean Solo (3:05)
  18. 18 Too Fast, No Good for You! (0:45)
  19. 19 Sweet Baboon (1:36)
  20. 20 Shock Tea (1:07)
  21. 21 Ghost to the Post (4:37)
  22. 22 Blood on the Traches (2:11)
  23. 23 Oddly Enough (2:07)
  24. 24 Crush (0:26)
  25. 25 Vocal Silliness (0:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Becker Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Marty Friedman Guitar
Ehren Becker Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jason Becker Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mike Varney Executive Producer
Mike Bemesderfer Mastering
Gary Becker Cover Art
Christopher Ash Mastering
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