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Michael Lee Firkins (album)

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Released  1990 (1990)
Artist  Michael Lee Firkins
Producer  Mike Varney
Length  40:22
Release date  1990
Label  Roadrunner Records
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Recorded  November 1989 at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
Genres  Rock music, Blues rock, Instrumental rock
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Michael Lee Firkins is the self-titled first studio album by guitarist Michael Lee Firkins, released in 1990 through Shrapnel Records. In a 2009 article by Guitar World magazine, the album was ranked eighth on the all-time top ten list of shred albums.


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Critical reception

Vincent Jeffries at AllMusic gave Michael Lee Firkins four stars out of five, praising Firkins' unique playing and guitar tone, and suggesting that he was "one of the best artists (if not the best)" from Shrapnel's 1980s–early 90s shred line-up. He also highlighted "Déjà Blues", "Space Crickets" and "Laughing Stacks" as "instrumental classics".

Track listing

All music composed by Michael Lee Firkins.


  • Michael Lee Firkins – guitar
  • James Kottak – drums
  • Jeff Pilson – bass (except track 9)
  • Mark "Mooka" Rennick – bass (track 9), mixing assistance
  • Steve Fontano – engineering, mixing, production
  • Joe Marquez – engineering assistance
  • Marc Reyburn – engineering assistance
  • Stuart Hirotsu – mixing assistance
  • George Horn – mastering
  • Mike Varney – production
  • Songs

    1Laughing Stacks4:21
    224 Grand Avenue4:37
    3Runaway Train3:08


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