March 18, 2021 – Former Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert has released a new song from his forthcoming album: “Werewolves of Portland.” The song: “Argument About Pie” showcases the diverse styles that Gilbert works into his songs. Starting out with an intro that is reminiscent of Jeff Beck, during the song you hear references to Rush and early Genesis. At the end you hear a distinctive homage to Queen. Scattered in between are some fierce riffs, arpeggios and slide passages that Gilbert is known for.
Describing the origins of the song, Paul states: “‘Argument About Pie‘ is one of my favorites. This lyric came from my pre-lockdown experiences of stopping by my local pie shop for a slice of strawberry rhubarb. Amidst all the brewing angst in Portland, the pie shop was a place where everyone was happy and at peace. Eating pie seemed to be something that everyone could agree on. Since my mind has the habit of searching for contrasts, I started to wonder what people might be against eating pie.”
Listen to Paul Gilbert’s “Argument About Pie” below:
The song is just one from the forthcoming album: “Werewolves of Portland”, due out on June 4 on the Player’s Club label. Track listings include:
- Hello North Dakota!
- My Goodness
- Werewolves Of Portland
- Professorship At The Leningrad Conservatory
- Argument About Pie
- I Wanna Cry (Even Though I Ain’t Sad)
- A Thunderous Ovation Shook The Columns
- Problem-Solving People
- (You Would Not Be Able To Handle) What I Handle Every Day