Flex-able Leftovers

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Please vote and discuss your fave song for this SV album

#?@! Yourself
15
9%
#?@! Yourself
15
9%
#?@! Yourself
15
9%
#?@! Yourself
15
9%
So Happy
1
1%
So Happy
1
1%
So Happy
1
1%
So Happy
1
1%
Bledoe Bluvd
7
4%
Bledoe Bluvd
7
4%
Bledoe Bluvd
7
4%
Bledoe Bluvd
7
4%
Natural Born Boy
5
3%
Natural Born Boy
5
3%
Natural Born Boy
5
3%
Natural Born Boy
5
3%
Details At 10
0
No votes
Details At 10
0
No votes
Details At 10
0
No votes
Details At 10
0
No votes
Massacre
3
2%
Massacre
3
2%
Massacre
3
2%
Massacre
3
2%
Burnin' Down the Mountain
5
3%
Burnin' Down the Mountain
5
3%
Burnin' Down the Mountain
5
3%
Burnin' Down the Mountain
5
3%
Little Pieces if Seawood
2
1%
Little Pieces if Seawood
2
1%
Little Pieces if Seawood
2
1%
Little Pieces if Seawood
2
1%
Other (see below)
2
1%
Other (see below)
2
1%
Other (see below)
2
1%
Other (see below)
2
1%
 
Total votes: 160

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Flex-able Leftovers

#1 Post by Mr. Canadian » Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:07 am

please vote & discuss your fave song from this STEVE VAI album, then perhaps one day in the future we can narrow down a list of the all time top 5 STEVE VAI songs!

if you voted OTHER, then you'll need towrite in your vote, PLEASE select from the following;


The Beast of Love
You Didn't Break It
The X-Equalibrium Dance
Chronic Insomnia

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#2 Post by ScreamJem7 » Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:58 am

I like the pop hooks of You Didn't Break It. I cast my vote for Other.

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#3 Post by John » Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:35 am

I voted for Bledsoe Bluvd, but it's another tough one...

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#4 Post by Rick » Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:26 pm

Fuck Yourself.

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#5 Post by Reaper » Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:29 pm

Burnin Down the Mountain is cool, but Fuck Yourself is one of Steve's best.

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#6 Post by Nick. » Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:48 pm

**** yourself is hilarious..and got a cool guitar solo at the end.

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#7 Post by Nilsefix » Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:27 pm

I cant say that i have this album in my favorites.. its tooo .... hmmm . i cant put my finger on it , but its one of steves worst albums ...

But , then . Fuck Yourself is a very fun song (although kinda nausiatin) and has the best solo evver at the end....

only good song i say...
hehe

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#8 Post by Word » Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:33 pm

Little Pieces of Seaweed rules hehe..

but then again.. "Fuck Yourself" rules too. :lol:

By the way.. Nilsefix, it's not his worst album. It's just weird. It's lefovers from the Flexable days, hence the name "Flexable Leftovers". Zappa's major influence hadn't rubbed off quite yet. ;)

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#9 Post by Mr. Canadian » Sat Apr 19, 2003 6:28 pm

Hard to pick, so much interesting stuff on this one. I voted for "Natural Born Boy"...killer raw ripping track. Love the momentum and energy on it.

Honorable mentions go to Details At 10, I love that song's message.

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#10 Post by Allen Garrow » Sun Apr 20, 2003 6:09 am

Burning down the mountain.....This song is Amy's favorite,,,, it's simple and just has a inner groove that hooks you. I remember listening to this on our way up the mountain in Southern California going to Julien after the fires had swept through there. It's just something you have to feel,,,it despite the lost of property, the song gives a lighter feel to the natural process of what happens when fires rage through the mountains. From the ashes rise new life, I can totally see the inspiration behind the writing of this song.....

~A

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#11 Post by Joel Lyndgohrd » Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:33 am

"F*** yourself" is great, so much humor in that one!

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#12 Post by claypole » Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:05 am

You Didn't Break It is my fave with an honourable mention to ££££ yourself and Burnin Down the Mountain.

It is a weird album to listen to from start to finish. I just pick out one or two random tracks when I put it on, and then load up something else.

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#13 Post by FIEND » Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:19 am

It's gotta be "Natural Born Boy" For me! I love the songs' structure, It was a hard one because the whole album is great :o

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#14 Post by Slug Balancer » Sat Apr 26, 2003 5:56 am

"#?@! Yourself." Zappa's influence rings through here, clear as a bell. Great solo, too.

"Natural Born Boy" is a gem.

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#15 Post by Trimb » Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:55 am

I picked #?@! Yourself because of it's humour and sharp wit, but I like Little Pieces of Seaweed too, because of the way it varies its pace and suddenly goes off at a tangent, like the bit about the pelicans. "I threatened her with a pelican" is just a hilarious statement - I mean, how would a person go about doing that? It's rediculous and that's what helps make it work. This album inspired me to try some slightly more off the wall ideas in my own songs for my band, but I've run dry again. Having exams and stuff coming up doesn't help, so I'll stick with learning the guitar and leave song writing to later... or someone else! Playing with words in themselves and wacky ideas can throw up all kinds of things you wouldn't get if, say you just wrote a song about a guy acting dumb in a relationship, like I could, from my experience. Words, and funny ideas can spark up something more original, and lets face it, oftenly less clichéd than some of the angsty stuff some of us teens write down from time to time.

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