RUSHHEAD666 Posted May 21, 2020 Share Posted May 21, 2020 Vai doesn't look all that different from the Crossroads days even though he's 60 now. Well Pat. He is the Devil. Satan never ages. Makes sense to me.I still like Vai's old stuff, the David Lee Roth stuff, Alcatrazz, Whitesnake and his earlier solo albums, Flexable, Passion & Warfare, Sex & Religion, but after that he lost his way for me with his patchy albums with weak tunes and bad singing. Listening to that song there from his 1995 mini album Alien Love Secrets, the song and his playing and his overall style sounds way too gimmicky to me now. There's not much to that song and the soloing lacks balls and is too effects-heavy. His last good album was that live album from 2001 which he recorded on tour with first time performances during gigs. I liked how he based each song on each city of the world he was in which forced him to use his imagination to come up with different chords and weird scales instead of the standard Vai tapping licks and riffs. Since then in the last 20 years he's released 2 more weak albums, about 50 compilation albums and about 20 live albums, so he's fresh out of ideas altogether now. Well we are brothers Pat. I feel the same way about VAI. He totally lost me after "Sex & Religion." Don't forget the ep "Alien Love Secrets." I liked it. I have a Japan cd pressing first pressing with guitar pick.He needs to do another album like that Live Zone from 2001 or whatever it's called, that's his only hope. And there was no singing on it which was a bonus because he can't sing live! I agree.Earl how do you feel about The Police today, the band that is. Also how do you feel about the 70's Jeff Beck albums and the one from 1980? I just went through a big The Police phase a few weeks ago. Hell yes Pat, I love them. I love all five studio albums. The weakest being "Ghost In The Machine." Dude, you know that Stewart is my top three drummer of all time right? I love The Police. I love Jeff Beck too. You must have a video camera the size of a pinhead in my living room. I also just went through a Jeff Beck phase. I love all the Jeff Beck stuff. Including the two with Rod on vocals.Then the solo stuff with Cozy on the drums. I love the instrumental albums. "There And Back" with Simon on the drums is a masterpiece. "Space Boogie" baby!!I even dig "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop" with Bozzio on the kit.I'm not so keen on the Beck albums with the group, I don't like that singer although obviously Cozy is on there. I prefer Truth, Beck-Ola, Wired and Blow By Blow. And There and Back but some people like to diss that album for some reason. And I do like Guitar Shop as well, I got that when it was first released with SRV's In Step and Steve Morse's High Tension Wires, what a guitar batch that was! I'm not big on Sting I think he's a self-important douche nozzle who hates people winning the lottery because they might catch up with his bank account. That's what keeps him up at night, people playing Powerball! It's his biggest nightmare. I haven't got any Police albums I should probably bag the 5 studio albums I could probably get them for £20. I understand you completely. We were born from the same cloth. I bought Guitar Shop, In Step and High Tension Wires at the same time as well. We are crazy in a great way Pat.Who gives a fuckk what people think.I wouldn't change a thing Pat. People diss "There And Back?" They must be snorting crack cocaine with whiskey. Dude, I fuckking HATE STING. Just like I fuckking can't stand that cock ROGER WATERS! UGH!!!!!!! You nailed STING to a tee, but I can't help it. I love The Police. I can't stand all these wankers and their ultra liberal views and political agendas. HYPOCRITICAL GREED MONGERS!!! I just WANT TO HEAR THE MUSIC!!!!! If STING is such a wonderful human being he should be giving a lot of his money to charity. Homelessness. Covid survivors. Abused animals. FUCKK STING. I love that Stewart hates his guts. I love when they fight. I want Stewie to really kick STING's ass one day. STUNG!!!! DUNG!!!! F YOU TOO STING!! F YOU ROGER WATERS!!!!Yeah Sting is a t**t, but I think he became the kind of smug preachy little bastard after he left the Police. So I think it's ok to like the Police but I draw the line at his crap poser "jazz" solo albums. We're insane for great music! Around that time I also got Steve Lukather's first solo album Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys, and I must have got Whitesnake's Slip of the Tongue too, I think I got the Steve albums on the same day, I'm not sure if it was before the SRV, Jeff Beck, Steve Morse batch or after. I remember I recorded the Lukather and Slip of the Tongue on the same cassette tape, so it must have been around the same time. You and I are nuts. I just bought the Los Lobotomys Japan Live Cd. Simon Phillips. Also Baked Potato Live! Jeff Pocaro on drums. All Steven dude. We are brothers. People on here just let us type our jam because we rock. Slip Of The Tongue Rules. Saw the tour.I actually like Slip of the Tongue more than the 1987 album, I think it's got better songs overall. Which is your favourite Police album? I totally agree about "Slip Of The Tongue" over "1987." Much better production too!!! Favorite Police album? That's easy. Get it.... "Zenyatta Mondatta"I wonder why they used those weird titles for the first three albums? That is a great question Pat. I don't get it either. They make one hell of a Trilogy though. What song title is more appropriate at this time than this one? ((go ahead and guess, you can guess this)): http://youtu.be/KNIZofPB8ZM HAHAHA! JB! You are making me think! If we are taking about Whitesnake, I think the song "SPIT IT OUT" is more relevant than "Slip Of The Tongue!" LOL! I don't want that virus!!!! LOL! "Spit it out, if you don't like it!" If you are referring to The Police..... "Contact?" Off of the "Regatta De Blanc" record? LOL! I don't want any contact with Covid!!! LOL! So did you check which vid i put up? I don't have Covid so fuckk yes! HUMANS!! "DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME!!!!!" LOL! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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