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Super Colossal. Register a free business account. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Side A 1. Liberty 2. Erotic Nightmares 3. The Animal 4. Answers 5. It's not the work of Satriani, Johnson or Malmsteen, which means it could repel you at first with it's obscure song pattern and weird esoteric ambience.
The song basic melodies are well hidden behind all that noise and super fast shredding, at first I really didn't like it. But hey, as repeated listenings are the answers, I did kinda learned to appreciate it. Stevie is knee deep in exotic, erotic and esoteric mambo jambo, so many songs are a joyful blend of all three. Maybe this record is suffering now of what made it's success in the late 80's: trying hard to be hip. But guitar is part for itself. And no, I will not tell more to guitar topic, it should be clear now, or it will be not.
I mean, after listening of course. He plays with it, or when on stage does strange, but interesting looking things, he enjoys this fame and music business at all. He seems maybe little bit "cocky" or tiny little bit "arrogant" to me, but it's his choice. He has skills to behave like that, he has fans, so it doesn't matter. Oh yeah, the music. It's not bad, from rock point of view. It's well composed album, it has many twists in guitar style because he can handle them , but there's something which is concerning me.
Prog point of view. There is situation worse. It's good, it's undoubtable, but how is it progressive? In fact quite a lot, every guitar virtuos pushes limits little bit further, because of mere playing style. It's something new, what not so many people can do, so it's progressive just from definiton. And I have a good feeling about this album, so I'm gonna give it four. Not five, that would be bad. In the last few years, guitar shredding has had a resurgence, but the real peak time for this kind of music was in the late 80's and early 90's.
There were numerous speedy gunslingers out at the time, and several were picked up by big bands only to find out they had a monster education in rhythm and musicality ahead of them that means you Marty Friedman. Steve Vai, however, had already paid his dues at the feet of the most exacting master of them all, Frank Zappa.
Between Zappa and Joe Satriani, Vai had perhaps the highest pedigree teaching of all time. The result was the most versatile virtuoso the heavy electric guitar may ever see. While rockers like "Erotic Nightmares" and "The Animal" grab immediate attention, it is the more complex composition on pieces like "The Riddle" that still resonate with me now, almost 20 years later. Here we see Vai's own eccentricity expanding beyond his two mentors whose marks were all over the debut album.
Taking Jimmy Page's guitar orchestra concept and bringing it forward in technique, technology, and musical complexity, we get a massive song far beyond the possibilities of young guitar slingers in their bedrooms.
Unlike "Surfing with the Alien" which many of us learned top to bottom. The exception to this is the anthemic "For the Love of God," which seems to be clearly a conceived melody, apart from the instrument, that was subsequently expanded into a full piece with relatively straightforward accompaniment. While the guitar technique on this album is about as high as it can get, and the harmonic structures are far from standard, the rhythm section is sometimes very straightforward, approaching drum machine sounds at times.
The music is certainly progressive, though unlike anything else we call prog. Like many albums I review, this is a masterpiece at accomplishing what it sets out to do. That does not mean it's a masterpiece of prog. I enjoyed the music I was doing with Dave but he and I started moving in different directions and I felt like there was a larger, other world of music to explore.
I was reaching into that secret part of the brain that we all go to for inspiration, and was curious as to if I could make those visions an audible reality. After parting ways with Roth, I was determined to finish this record. The record was finished between completing the guitar parts for the Whitesnake record and doing the Whitesnake tour. I called Capitol Records to tell them I was ready to turn in the record and finally get paid but the entire staff had turned around again and now Joe Smith was no longer the President.
Coming and going, going and coming, fired and hired and always expected to do a better job than the previous person. I was introduced to Simon Potts over the phone. He requested I send him a tape. Now, you could literally almost see Capitol Records from my house so I sent Pam my sister and secretary at the time over with a cassette and she put it right on their desk. We called and they said they lost the tape or never received it, so we sent another.
Later we got a call from Business Affairs who said not only do they want to change the deal and give me only half of what the contract advance should have been, but they were just going to put this record out and not promote it.
The tape I sent over was drastically different then the music that was popular at the time. But if they do like it, they will do everything to make it work. In this situation I was going in as a stranger to people who were not particularly fond of instrumental music. The point was that I was a sensitive artist that felt like he had an important piece of work, even though the rest of the world would probably not care for it. I requested a release from the label and they let me go.
Cliff Cultreri who took Flex-Able and sold it years before informed me that Relativity Records would love to release it. Relativity at the time was a very small independent label, but Cliff, more then anyone else I knew at any label, was and still is a music lover.
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