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To represent Steve Vai....

#1 Post by maximus » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:17 pm

There is this guy that I like and he enjoys the music of Satch and Yngwie but not Steve Vai. I don't understand it, he says Vai has no talent! But anyway, I have the opportunity to compile a list of songs for him that will show him how talented and soulful Steve Vai is.....what do you suggest I choose? I already have some idea, but I'd like some input from you guys.

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Re: To represent Steve Vai....

#2 Post by Mikey » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:31 pm

maximus wrote:There is this guy that I like and he enjoys the music of Satch and Yngwie but not Steve Vai. I don't understand it, he says Vai has no talent! But anyway, I have the opportunity to compile a list of songs for him that will show him how talented and soulful Steve Vai is.....what do you suggest I choose? I already have some idea, but I'd like some input from you guys.
I wouldn't waste your time. It sounds like his mind is made up.

Mikey :)
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#3 Post by Seraphim » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:48 pm

Now you have to wash your friends brain :lol: :lol:

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#4 Post by maximus » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:11 pm

I know that I sound like a crazy fan. I'm not going to push it. But I actually think that this person has explored Vai's music. I'm just going to give him some stuff of Steve's and if he doesn't like it, I don't really mind.

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#5 Post by EyesOfFire0221 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:16 pm

tender surrender is what got me listening to steve's music once and before i heard steve i was a huge Satch fan so when I heard Joe taught steve how to play guitar I had to check him out ....maybe you should expose him to JOe first then see if he would like steves music

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#6 Post by maximus » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:24 pm

EyesOfFire0221 wrote:tender surrender is what got me listening to steve's music once and before i heard steve i was a huge Satch fan so when I heard Joe taught steve how to play guitar I had to check him out ....maybe you should expose him to JOe first then see if he would like steves music
I know he likes Joe....and it's funny, he says he likes some recordings of Steve and Joe together....there is hope! :lol:

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#7 Post by catscratchfever » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:43 pm

I personally would choose lotus feet, and dyin day, i know they're not the usual favorites but i find they both to be phenomenal pieces of steves work, maybe whispering a prayer too imo. they all realy bring out so much passion that they really stir me.

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#8 Post by SPQR » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:51 pm

what a narrow minded fool. :lol:

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#9 Post by Steen » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:46 pm

Five songs from the top of my head to get a variety of songs:

Freak Show Excess
Touching Tongues
The Crying Machine
Massacre
Bad Horsie

That should do it! :wink:

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#10 Post by nickcat0 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:38 am

Maybe my own experiences can help .

I didn't "discover" Steve until 1988 , when a friend of mine played me "Eat em and Smile" .

Once I'd picked my jaw up from off the floor , I was pretty much hooked and have loved his work ever since ......... heck I even listened to that Whitesnake album :oops:

I've converted several friends into Vai fans since , including one young pup who originally thought Brian May was the greatest guitarist of all-time :lol:

My conversion technique usually starts with "Passion and Warfare" and ends in a smug grin 8)

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#11 Post by Naffis-kun » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:14 am

Give him Passion & Warfare.
A great album and fairly easy to get in to.

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#12 Post by leigh01 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:41 am

I'd give him,

Whispering a Prayer,
Dyin Day,
The Ultra Zone,
All About Eve,
Tender Surrender,
Touching Tongues, (my fave at the moment)
Bad Horsie,
Glorious,
Liberty,
The Attitude Song,

And if he doesn't like any of these just kill him ther'd be just no hope.

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#13 Post by GregN » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:31 am

interesting. Normally when people like them they are sure to like Vai.

Im curious as to why he doenst see that Vai has talent!

I consider vai to kinda be in the middle of those two guitarists, i would just assume that he would like vai as well.

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#14 Post by SPQR » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:33 am

Messila's Garden
Gloruis
Building the church
Speeding
Lotus feet
sisters
Freak show excess

that shows enough talent, variation and sheer vai-belous music.

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#15 Post by Stephen Brown » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:33 am

Just tell him he's a NOOB & that he needs to get a GRIP, followed by a slap to the forehead. :lol:

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