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Paul Gilbert's last Hoorah!
Oscar Jordan | Los Angeles, CA | 08/23/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's Paul Gilbert's final curtain with this band and unfortunetly Hey Man is their worst album. Sure, there's some gems on this baby but it's obvious that the band is turning a corner (Let's call it maturity) and Gilbert refuses to grow up. Or perhaps he just doesn't have the skills to play guitar like a normal guy without a white bread penchent for metronomic string skipping at 260 beats per minute.If you listen to this disc then listen to the folowing CD, Get Over It starring Richie Kotzen on guitar, you can see where the band was headed and why Gilbert wasn't well suited for this new direction on Hey Man. The new direction? Great vibey pop-soul songs, less faux Van Halen boogie bombast, seamless blues based guitar with shred appeal without the guitar gimmicks. The days of complicated stunt guitar antics forced into the middle of cool tunes is over and a more grown up classic guitar (Think The Stones, Hendrix, and blues-rock.) sound is more appropriate in this evolving band. It's not a worthless disc but it obviously reflects a band in transition. I'm right too because Paul left, Richie came in for two more CDs, then the party was over."Take Cover" is very very cool and there's nothing like Eric Martin's acoustic ballads to remind us that he's the most underrated singer on the planet."
Phenominal masterpiece by an overlooked band!!!!
Mike Roach | New Jersey | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Big should've had more success in the USA than they did, because they could've been the next Bon Jovi, and this album (Hey Man) is their masterpiece. Not a single bad song on here. It's the band's "Dark Side of the Moon", it's their "Slippery When Wet", their "Pyromania", their "5150", I think you get the idea. The best songs on this CD in order are:
Goin' Where The Wind Blows
Trapped in Toyland
Dancin' Right into the Flame
Highly recommended album for sure. If you see it anywhere, get it."