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by Gary Schutt

Heavy commercial melodic hard rock metal. Great vocal hooks and melodies, big choruses, impressive guitar work. Elements of new metal and 80's hard rock. Influences of Van Halen and Dream Theater. Gary's second CD.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Playthings
0:42 $0.99
2. In The Middle
5:03 $0.99
3. Act Of Sympathy
7:06 $0.99
4. Enemy Lines
5:54 $0.99
5. Don't Come Crying To Me
4:12 $0.99
6. Sometimes In A Dream
4:42 $0.99
7. Traumatized
6:20 $0.99
8. Highway To Nowhere
4:42 $0.99
9. Donut
3:08 $0.99
10. This Might Be The Last Time
5:38 $0.99
11. Animal Man
5:22 $0.99
12. Do You Still...
4:23 $0.99
13. Merry-Go-Round
7:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
Rating: 10/10 by Nicky Baldrian
WOW, some people are full of surprises! This is shit-hot. "Playhings" is the brand new opus from guitar player Gary Schutt whom you may recall played on the first Takara album.
Vocally Gary sounds a cross between Fastway, Jeff Scott Soto, Tommy Heart, Stryper and the lead singer dude from XYZ. "In The Middle" is just superb and features a really great bass solo a'la Billy Sheehan, actually thinking of it, this song is Talas and David Lee Roth's "Eat 'em And Smile" played by one guy!!! Phew!! It's only 2 tracks in and I am having so much FUN with this album.
"Enemy Lines" see Gary playing backed up by good drum effects, here he sounds like Micheal Sweet from Stryper and the song is very catchy with a brilliant chorus. A HIT!!! Brilliant melodies and foot tapping arrangements. "Sometimes In A Dream" is a gorgeous ballad.
"This Might Be The Last Time" is a jaw dropping piano led ballad with big hollow vocals, this is beautiful and will rip you apart! "Animal Man" get things on the heavy side and features some amazing singing and brilliant drumming.
Gary Schutt has released to most incredible album of 1999. Everything you hear is bombastic classic eighties hard rock with not a single filler in sight. This is a dangerous album that gets my vote for top album of the year, yup. It's that good!!!!

RATHOLE.COM review by Scott Bazzett (excerpt)
You don't know him yet, but you should. Gary Schutt is a one-man band. Writing, recording and producing the Playthings himself would have been impressive with just a marginal talent in each area, but he's a great rhythm section and an outstanding lead. Creative drum lines and impressive bass licks back up blistering solos and piercing vocals.
His only major credit was as the bassist on the first Takara (Jeff Scott Soto) album, but that was clearly a waste of his talents. Gary is an accomplished songwriter, coming up with unique riffs and melodies filled with emotion and energy.
As it turns out, he's a pretty great singer though. His voice is perfect for these songs. There was no reason to get anybody else. All the range and power to pull it off.
With nothing to loose and nothing to prove, he comes across more sincere than anyone I've heard in a long time



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Awesome CD
Great CD & must have for any Gary Schutt fan!