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Music for Speeding

Marty FriedmanAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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At the end of the 20th Century, few guitar virtuosi were as respected and revered as MARTY FRIEDMAN. After first rising to prominence alongside fellow six-string whiz Jason Becker in the influential band Cacophony and via his well-received solo debut "Dragon's Kiss," FRIEDMAN joined Megadeth, with whom he soon wrote and recorded the thrash landmark "Rust In Peace." His ... Read more in Amazon's Marty Friedman Store

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  • Audio CD (May 20, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Favored Nations
  • ASIN: B000095J1B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,571 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Gimmie A Dose
2. Fuel Injection Stingray
3. Ripped
4. It's The Unreal Thing
5. Cheer Girl Rampage
6. Lust For Life
7. Lovesorrow
8. Nastymachine
9. Catfight
10. Corazon De Santiago
11. 0-7-2
12. Salt In The Wound
13. Novocaine Kiss

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Friedman's giving you some fuel injection! June 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD
As weird as it might seem, but before this album I've only listened to Marty's fantastic guitar on Megadeth records, being that band's long time fan. This is my first acquaintance with Friedman's solo works. The only thing I can say is "Excellent!".
It took some time to grow on me, but in the end I'm glad I didn't pass by this CD in a record store. Marty takes stagnating genre of virtuoso guitar instrumentals and breathes new life into it by incorporating various new elements. And he proves to be a very good composer and arranger, too. Some say that he has improved dramatically since his previous works, a statement I cannot yet confirm. But the composition skills shown on "Music for Speeding" are non less than excellent.
- "Gimme a Dose" is a frantic shred-fest based on a groovy thrashing rhythm-section. Perfect choice for an album starter, as it sets the mood for the rest of the album.
- "Fuel Injection Stingray" continues in the same way, only that Marty plays soaring melodic lines instead of ripping solos of the 1st track. These two tracks sound very similar to what Megadeth played on their landmark "Rust in Peace". This song also brings in some fast pulsing synth lines in the background, thus giving a hint that we're in for some novelty with this CD.
- "Ripped" rises the tempo even higher. This energetic instrumental is the real music for speeding. Sports cars enthusiasts are going to love it. It has a peculiar electronic section in the middle, where the rhythm section plays what sounds as almost trip-hop. But it quickly gives way to more shredding, which in term changes with some tender melodic licks played over tight metal rhythm, followed by another impressive fast solo. Perfect! Just perfect!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 0-60 in three seconds! December 26, 2003
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Marty kicks into high gear right off the bat with "Gimmie a Dose," led by a trippy metal riff and fueled by some fiery guitar runs. The speedometer continues to climb on "Fuel Injection Stingray." This track puts you behind the wheel of a bad-ass muscle car. With the added effects you can feel the engine start up then begin to rev, and once the guitar kicks in, you're gone. Friedman shows that he can mix up his sound a bit when he goes industrial on "It's the Unreal Thing," a song that sounds like the next big hit for Nine Inch Nails or Rob Zombie. Now here's where the road gets a little tricky, as Marty starts to combine his new found love for techno music. "Cheer Girl Rampage" has an accelerated dance beat mixed with rapid-fire hard rock guitar. I would liken it to a 1980's video game where time is running out. "Nasty Machine" has much of the electronica sound in it, but it builds slowly to a heavy metal thrasher. Friedman knows how to kick back and set things on cruise control too. "Lust for Life" has a beautiful piano/guitar duet that would make a nice back beat to a metal power ballad, and "Lovesorrow" has some eloquent guitar melodies similar to Steve Vai's ballad work (incidentally Marty is on Steve's label and the track is #7. Vai fans will know the significance). Now it's a race to the finish on "Salt in the Wound" and Friedman lays the theme to an epic showdown.

Bottom Line:
Zero to sixty in three seconds. Marty shifts into high metal gear and never lets up. Some instrumental CDs become boring after a while, not Music For Speeding. It's got a nice blend of heavy stuff, melodic ballads, and experimental sounds. I will admit that the techno aspects take a little getting used to, but there are only a few tracks that have it, and there's plenty of rock mixed in with it. Marty proves that he's a unique guitar talent and more than just a metal shredder.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Marty Friedman solo album EVER made! A+++ September 22, 2003
By M. San
Format:Audio CD
This album is almost AS LOUD AS his previous solo albums: "Dragon's Kiss" & "True Obsessions", but with a very high quality recording! If you love Megadeth's recent recording quality, then you will love this one! The music is also SO FRESH & MODERN!
If you're:
1. A Megadeth (thrash metal) fans... you will love "Salt In The Wound", "Cat Fight", "Full Injection Stingray" (Racing Car music) & "Gimme A Dose".
2. A Cacophony/Jason Becker (fast/insane shred) fans... you will love: "0-7-2" (classical, arpeggio things) & "Ripped".
3. If you love Marty's romantic/beautiful music (like Scenes or Introduction album), then you should love: "Love Sorrow", "Lust For Life", "Novacaine Kiss" & "Corazon De Santiago" (bluesy track).
You will find Marty's NEW MUSIC on these tracks: "Cheer Rampage Girl", "It's The Unrealthing" & "Nasty Machine". Others said that Marty did not make ANY new music, that's NOT TRUE! :(
In my opinion, "Love Sorrow" is the best instrumental that Marty ever wrote! Very thematic! It's even better than "Thunder March" or "Arrival"!
If you buy it's Japanese Version, it has 2 cool bonus tracks: "Transistor" and "Thais"!
Marty made this album for almost 7 years!!! I found so many improvement in his musicality! "Music For Speeding" is his BEST SOLO ALBUM ever! You won't believe it until you buy it! SO BUY IT NOW! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars SPEEDING
Published 6 days ago by Eddie Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great is a Item! Just what I was looking for.
Great is a Item! Just what I was looking for. Get em before they're gone. Great addition to my collection of music.
Published 12 months ago by James E Fulkerson
5.0 out of 5 stars Indisputably masterful instrumental metal
Two years before making his debut with California thrash titans Megadeth, guitarist Marty Friedman pulled an Ozzy by setting out on his own, and with his unique, eponymous... Read more
Published 16 months ago by A. Stutheit
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album for driving
This album is great for driving! gets the blood going! Warning: you may drive aggressively while listening to this album.
Published 21 months ago by KD
5.0 out of 5 stars Perpetual Perfectionist!
It seems to me that Marty Friedman is a perpetual perfectionist!

This Album/CD is very impressive! Read more
Published 23 months ago by Commentator
5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy
The item got here a lot quicker than I ever expected. No problems at all. Very happy with the transaction.
Published on October 26, 2011 by Cory
4.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Talent
"Music for Speeding" is an instrumental album by the American guitarist Marty Friedman. It was produced by Marty in 2003, and he wrote all the songs. Read more
Published on August 16, 2011 by Logan S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good instrumental electric guitar album
This album consist of thirteen tracks of instrumental rock music with a variety of variations bubbling away throughout. Read more
Published on March 18, 2011 by Paul Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Marty the unexpected!!!
After all the years listening to Marty in Megadeth and in his solo works (scenes & introduction) i found out about this album and got it. Read more
Published on December 2, 2010 by H. Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars alive and kick'n
I have a decent size and selection of instrumental virtuoso cds and I would say that Marty's recent releases have continued to be better than the majority of his colleages. Read more
Published on October 3, 2007 by C. Fretwell
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