Anyone know what this number that Steve played in his set was called (it isn't on any of his albums(?)). It was mostly a single heavy bass note played on, then off the beat. Really Cool. What was it though!?
you're thinking of 'The Reaper' i believe. it was from the film 'Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey' and later released on 'The Elusive Light and Sound - Volume 1' and 'The Infinite Steve Vai - An anthology'. it sounds pretty different on cd to how he played it live. it's one of my favourite vai songs anyway, but live it just exploded my head, and i told steve this myself, to which he said ''that's good, i like exploding peoples heads, it's what it's all about''
the middle jamming part of it was ace, and i particularly liked it when they went briefly into a couple of licks from 'The animal' that was a nice surprise indeed.
and excellent night in my opinion. i'm not inclined to agree with comments on how bad the sound was, but i was sat quite low down (cheers for the tickets with my aftershow passes btw Mikey and Co.- i previously only had Choir tickets!!) and i'd previously never been to a G3/Vai show, so i didn't really know quite what to expect sound-wise. i sometimes like a bit of mud in my sound quality at gigs anyway, it lets you know you're REALLY there.
i don't even know what to say about the rest of the show though, it was just stunning. i even appreciated robert fripp's set, only because it resulted in such elation when steve came on. i don't mean this as an insult, i mean his music had put such a sombre pensive mood on me, i just didn't know where i was, and then when steve came out, i just couldn't believe it. he is real, he does exist!
i think many people's commentary on fripp's set has been a tad harsh. i personally thought what he was doing was certainly clever, even if a little 'different' but what's wrong with 'different'? i do feel it could have done with a few movement changes though, or failing that, just a chord change would have been nice. inspiring nevertheless, unlike the proletariat imbeciles who heckled him (sorry about the use of stereotype there, but theres usually no smoke without fire, if you were one of those people, feel free to correct me.)
Vai exploded my head. simple as that.
during the interval myself and my bro went outside for a beer and a cigarette when jeremy colson came out and sparked up. i had a chat and a cigarette with jeremy colson. quality!!!
Satch was Satch really, completely solid, and spot on, but quite disappointing, because it was EXACTLY as i expected it would be.
The G2 jam as some people have been calling it was pretty cool really. i would have liked to have heard more vocal numbers, like little wing. it ould have been cool to hear vai sing a bit more, but i realise he was pretty ill. i was shocked when he started singing ''i know you're here'' earlier in the night given what people had said about the nottingham show just the night before.
i thought Ice9 was an odd choice of song for the jam, as i thought it was mainly cover songs that they jammed, but hey, can't complain. it was nice to hear fripp rocking out too, what little of it you could actually hear.
then came the aftershow, one of the most frightening moments of my whole life, but ultimately one of the best. it was an excellent day, and hopefully one i'll remember forever.