Although he's been considered one of the top hard rock/heavy metal guitar shredders since the late '80s, interestingly enough, Paul Gilbert has never issued a completely all-instrumental solo album. And with Gilbert seemingly going in a more songwriting-based direction (as evidenced by his 2005 solo set, Spaceship One), the chances of an all-instrumental release seemed increasingly slim. But as longtime admirers of Gilbert know, it's impossible to predict the next move of this former Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist, and on 2006's Get Out of My Yard, you're treated to -- Gilbert's first-ever instrumental solo set. But the tracks are not merely shredding solos strung together -- Gilbert is still all about penning memorable tunes, such as the Rush-like "Hurry Up," the blues-metal of "The Curse of Castle Dragon," the Van Halen-esque rocker, "My Teeth Are a Drumset," and the speedy acoustic picking of "Three E's for Edward." There's a reason why Gilbert is a monthly attraction in all of those European and Japanese guitar publications -- Get Out of My Yard will offer all the evidence you'll need.
Performance CreditsPaul Gilbert Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mike Szuter Bass,Electric Bass
Jeff Bowders Drums
Emi Gilbert Piano
Technical CreditsFranz Joseph Haydn Composer
Paul Gilbert Composer,Producer,Engineer
Larry Freemantle Art Direction
Tom Size Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was playing around with a listening station at my local Barnes&Noble store's music department and found this rough hewn jewel of electric guitar playing virtuosity. Paul Gilbert's "Get Out of My Yard" cd is a regular play for me when I want to energize for the day, or just marvel at what a great guitar player can do with the instrument. From fast as lightning shredding to making classical composer Joseph Haydn's complicated music fly on electric guitar, Paul Gilbert will keep you in a state of amazement and drive the sounds from his guitar deep into your soul. Yessssss!