On "Alligator Farm", guitarist Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) builds on his songwriting foundation while maintaining his ever present guitar prowess and in the process redefines his role as one of the world's greatest guitar talents. Jeff Martin was a huge help to Gilbert in building his raw ideas into songs, and for getting him to leave the studio often enough to get ideas for new songs. With a 'recorded-live-in-the-studio' feel Gilbert assembled a band of his favorite musicians: Scotty Johnson (guitar and keyboards), Tony Spinner (guitar and vocals), Mike Szuter (bass and vocals), and Jeff Martin (drums and vocals). Even the guitar solos are live on this one! Overall "Alligator Farm" is raw and full of live energy, and, for the crazed guitar fans, the CD features an instrumental song ("Let The Computer Decide") that features Gilbert's insanely-tuned Ibanez 7-string guitar, as well as the Mozart-based instrumental "Whole Lotta Sonata".
|03:22||Cut, Cut, Cut||Vocal|
|04:03||Attitude Boy WIll Overcome||Vocal|
|05:16||2 Become 1||Vocal|
|03:57||Rosalinda Told Me||Vocal|
|03:58||Let The Computer Decide||Instrumental|
|01:38||Six Billion People||Vocal|
|09:31||The Ballad Of The Last Lions||Vocal|
|03:33||Whole Lotta Sonata||Instrumental|
|Paul Gilbert||Lead Vocals, Loud Guitar, Production|
|Tony Spinner||Guitar, Vocals|
|Scotty Johnson||Guitar, Piano, Organ|
|Mike Szuter||Bass, Vocals|
|Jeff Martin||Drums, Percussion, Vocals|
|Jimi Kidd||Guitar on "The Ballad Of The Last Lions"|
|Han Xiang||The Koto Girl|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Extra Shouts on "Cut, Cut, Cut"|
|Kate Gilbert||Extra Shouts on "Lancelot Link"|
|Julian Quayle||Space Pilot on "Let The Computer Decide"|
|James Chiang||Robot on "Let The Computer Decide"|
|Tom King-Size||Engineering, Mixing|
|Robert Cripps||Real Gator Photography|
|Harry Freemantle||Art Direction|
|Candice Ellison||Cover Girl|
|Recorded at Bat Girl Studio.
Mastered at Future Disc Systems.
Additional photos by Dove.