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Steve Vai
    #4162015 - 05/11/05 03:43 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I have recently begun listening to Steve Vai. He is amazing with a guitar and has a style all his own (I think it would be good tripping music too). He has played with a lot of big name rockers but I just began hearing about him so I though I'd try and introduce more people to his music.

if you're into some heavier music check out:
1. Giant Ball of Gold
2. Bad Horsie
3. Die to live

or a bit softer:
1. For the Love of God
2. YA-YO GAK (only because it's his kid "singing")
3. Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways)

and some different stuff:
1. The Blood & Tears
2. Fire Garden Suite: Bull Whip, Pusa Road, Angel Food, Taurus Bulba
3. Beethoven 5th symphony (I love his version of this song)

Really I like most all of his music but I figured I'd point you in the direction of some of my favs.


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: scribble]
    #4162839 - 05/11/05 07:05 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

people have been viewing this post but no questions or comments?

well here's some more info on him:
I think his style is pretty unique but to give you an idea of what he plays he's played with:
Frank Zappa
Allan Holdsworth
Brain May
Van Halen
White Snake
Yngwie Malmsteen
Joe Satriani

he's also got music in "Bill and Ted's excellent adventure" and he has a duel with the karate kid in the movie "Crossroads"


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: scribble]
    #4163444 - 05/11/05 09:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

woah u picked some extra gay songs.. ya yo gak ugh

vai is a flamboyant weirdo


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: scribble]
    #4163650 - 05/11/05 10:07 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Taken from vai.com

Quote:

"I don't ever recall playing 'Somewhere over the Rainbow', or 'Beethoven's 5th.' I don't ever recall jamming with Yngwie, and I have never heard of a track that Joe and I properly recorded called 'Formula 1.' I think it's all rumors, mistakes or misnamed things."

VAI.COM UPDATE: Thanks to the many fans who wrote in helping clear up this confusion. We have heard that "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" is actually performed by Chris Impellitteri, and that "Beethoven's 5th" is performed by Nuno Bettenbourt (we've been unable to confirm this).





I love Vai. I saw him in concert last month, and it was amazing. He's a great musician and has some other extraordinary guys in his band. Great player and writer.


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: scribble]
    #4163940 - 05/11/05 11:05 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Steve Via + Billy Sheehan = :eek: :nut: :rockon:


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: faslimy]
    #4165329 - 05/12/05 07:09 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

faslimy said:
woah u picked some extra gay songs.. ya yo gak ugh

vai is a flamboyant weirdo




:rotfl:


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: FleaAccela]
    #4165553 - 05/12/05 09:42 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

yeah I only picked Ya-YO-GAK because I thought it was cool that he had don't a song with his kid (not because the song is great)

I'm sorry to hear that Beethoven's 5th wasn't him. But on the Vai CD I have deff. mentions him playing with Yngwie. Oh and you can download Formula 1

Also has anyone listened to him while tripping? He sounds like he might be good trip music.


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Edited by scribble (05/12/05 09:43 AM)


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: scribble]
    #4167040 - 05/12/05 05:34 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I downloaded "For the love of God" because I've heard SOOOO much ABOUT Steve Vai, but never actually heard him.

Doesn't seem bad... not really my style in the sense that it's just one big guitar solo, but it is definitely well done.


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #4167131 - 05/12/05 05:51 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

FTLOG is AMAZING.  I love it.  For the song, he fasted for four days and practiced constantly.  When he recorded, he had played it so much to perfect it that his fingers bled.

I read once in an interview with him that he hates to improvise, so most of what you hear (including all of FTLOG) is charted out beforehand.

I :heart: Vai


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: IAmTheWalrus212]
    #4167210 - 05/12/05 06:06 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I might catch some shit for this, but I think most of those guitar virtuoso guys get pretty boring after a while. A guy shredding fast enough to start a small fire only appeals to me for so long. Take Malmsteen for example. Great musician, but damn, he just doesn't keep my attention. There are of course exceptions though, as some of his stuff I really like, and some of it I just don't. Same with Vai(although keep in mind I'm not comparing the two at all, definitely two different styles).


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: Harbinger]
    #4167608 - 05/12/05 07:41 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Most all of Vai's stuff is all instrumental which is why I threw in "Blood & Tears" but on the other side of it he plays a lot of different stuff if you don't like one of his songs I still say check out a few others.

Personally I like songs without lyrics. In fact I really started listening to Vai while trying to find songs for a CD I was making without lyrics. A friend suggested "For the Love of God" after I told him I had "Bad Horsie" on the CD then about a month later I was in a music store and picked up a Pink Floyd CD and a Vai CD.


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Re: Steve Vai [Re: IAmTheWalrus212]
    #4167849 - 05/12/05 08:53 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Gotta respect anyone who can memorize something that long and complex...


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