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by Skyscraper
Fri May 07, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: STEVE on MOTORHEADS's new album? With pic!
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

I'm incredibly excited about this. I love Vai, alongside Satriani he is probably my favourite solo artist, while Motörhead, alongside AC/DC, are probably my favourite band. I'm psyched! Could Mikey or someone from admin, or maybe even Steve himself if he can, possibly tell us how this came about and...
by Skyscraper
Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The Official 'Secret Jewel Box' Thread
Replies: 566
Views: 491051

Mine finally came through the post the other day, only a two week wait so it was a lot sooner than I expected to get it. Thoroughly enjoyable, especially listening to the Alcatrazz and Zappa stuff which I wouldn't necessarily have thought to pick up otherwise. I know Steve rates Frank Zappa above pr...
by Skyscraper
Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Best Satch Solo
Replies: 44
Views: 13492

Personally I grew up with Flying In A Blue Dream so many of the songs from that album are my favourites from Joe. My two main favourite are Flying In A Blue Dream and The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing. Besides those two, my favourites from Joe include: Surfing With The Alien One Big Rush Crushin...
by Skyscraper
Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: just pulled out "Skyscraper" after quite a few yea
Replies: 7
Views: 2368

As the username would suggest, I am a huge fan of this album. This and Flying In A Blue Dream by Joe Satriani are probably the two albums I have the fondest memory of from my youth. Fantasic. The solo from 'Hot Dog And A Shake' is pure magnificence - personally I've always been a fan of Roth and thi...
by Skyscraper
Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Tapping
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Bobber, it was a pleasure to help. Since I joined this message board (very recently) I've needed advice as well and have found everyone here to be a great help, so it was nice to be able to give something back to someone on here. Hope you're having fun with tapping! Of course, the other guys who hav...
by Skyscraper
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Tapping
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

If you just want something accessible and fun to play without having to think about it too much, then triads are the way to go. You'll need to know them as they are the basics of tapping anyway, if you're going to get into it, plus you can stick triad patterns into just about any solo with a reasona...
by Skyscraper
Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Harmonics question
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Harmonics question

Hey, Having read the easier songs thread, I decided to give 'Die To Live' a go, thinking after listening to a few possible options for a first crack at learning a Vai song (I can play 'Damn Good' from David Lee Roth's Skyscraper album, but no solo Vai material) that this was probably the one to atte...
by Skyscraper
Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Yngwie bashers
Replies: 40
Views: 9206

I too am a fan of Yngwie and think that a lot of the criticisms levelled at him are unwarranted. I can see why people might not find his music interesting or consider it 'samey' if that's how they feel about it, but I can't understand people trying to berate his abilities as a guitarist. I would agr...
by Skyscraper
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The Official G3 '04 Europe Discussion
Replies: 277
Views: 67269

What a refreshing change - organisers being told off for being TOO informative! :lol: It's great that you're so keen to keep us up to date though Mikey. I have to admit to having checked Satriani.com before I checked here and thought it fortunate to have come here when Satriani.com still doesn't hav...
by Skyscraper
Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The Official 'Secret Jewel Box' Thread
Replies: 566
Views: 491051

Cheers Mikey for the information. Even after not even a handful of days on this forum, it has really struck me how helpful everyone is on here. It's much appreciated. Now, holidays or Vai box set? Ah well, looks like putting up a tent in the back garden may have to suffice this summer! I'll have to ...
by Skyscraper
Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The Official 'Secret Jewel Box' Thread
Replies: 566
Views: 491051

I'd like to ask a question about the box set if I may. Since there is a 5CD version and a 3CD version, and it's acknowledged that the sets are part of a 10CD series, does the box come with space left for the remaining unreleased CDs to be stored? The thing is, I would wait until all of the set is av...
by Skyscraper
Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Eight-fingered tapping techniques
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

"yes, that was Jordan doing Elanor Rigby (damn, that sounds wrong if you interpret it the wrong way...)." :lol: I'm sure he'd use both hands for that! Ah, but Satch, bless him. The whole Flying In A Blue Dream album is absolutely stunning. I discovered Vai first through David Lee Roth (hence the use...
by Skyscraper
Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:47 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Eight-fingered tapping techniques
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

Good grief, you call yourself a novice and yet you're learning to play Eruption ! Ok, so you "still can't play Eruption properly yet", but you say that as if it should be easy ! I would have thought you have to be way beyond a novice to play Eruption !! :wink: no, it might be justified that he call...
by Skyscraper
Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:50 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: A question for UK-based people here
Replies: 21
Views: 6029

A question for UK-based people here

Hi, I was just wondering how much over here an Ibanez Jem, top of the range, would set me back over here? I see certain prices in dollars but I don't know how much we Brits would pay for one in pounds. There's no way I can afford one right now, but since I will have money coming in over the summer a...
by Skyscraper
Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The Official G3 '04 Europe Discussion
Replies: 277
Views: 67269

So is it definitely about 3/4 of an hour that each of them play, then the jam at the end? On the G3 CDs there is usually only a segment each of about twenty or twenty-five minutes from each guitarist, and I was hoping that maybe at the actual gigs themselves they would get longer than that. Also, wh...