The #?@! Yourself Appreciation Thread

This is the forum for all Steve Vai-related discussion including Steve's albums, videos, performances and frequently asked questions.
Azyiu
Member
Member
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:32 pm

I am sure this has been discussed before, but feel free to join in.

I decided to give my Flex-able Leftover a spin a couple days ago after at least a year on the shelve... man, all I can say is Steve is a genius!

The song #?@! Yourself, while it deals with some rather serious issues, it does not sound offensive in any way; and it is actually done in quite a humorious manner. I just don't think anyone else can write a song that is about the same subject matter, and that does not sound offensive. :lol: I like what I hear so much, I actually listened to that same a few times over a two-day period.

Well done, Steve!!! :wink:
User avatar
notavirtuoso
Member
Member
Posts: 587
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:56 pm

If for nothing else, I will always be in Steve's debt for providing me with the "fuck yourself with your face" line that I've been known to bust out at random.

The thing about that song is that hardly anyone says anything about the outro solo, which is one of my favorites.
User avatar
27
Member
Member
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:07 pm

I think Steve could have done it without the language. For me, '#?@! Yourself' is one of the few black marks in Steve's catalog.
User avatar
lydian2000
Member
Member
Posts: 1508
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:43 am

notavirtuoso wrote:The thing about that song is that hardly anyone says anything about the outro solo, which is one of my favorites.
I agree this is one of a hell kickass solo(and quite long too).


:peace
User avatar
llamahead
Member
Member
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:24 pm

i like it.

i listen to it while watching presidential debates
SoundCurrents32
Member
Member
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:39 am

It's such a great song - not serious, and intended as a bit of fun. :D
User avatar
VAI05
Member
Member
Posts: 230
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:04 pm

27 wrote:I think Steve could have done it without the language. For me, '#?@! Yourself' is one of the few black marks in Steve's catalog.
No Way! Killer tune 8) 8) 8)
pin 8
Member
Member
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri May 14, 2004 3:13 pm

Well. I had the chance yo ask personally to Steve about this song. It was on the last year EVO experience in Bergara (Spain); (me and Vai face to face, talking alone just with Mickey next to us... they told me it was the first time there was only one person at a EVO :shock: , I felt so fortunate and responsible at same time, you can imagine!! it was an EVO Personal Solitaire Experience for me). Well, as the situation was so intimate, I asked Steve about this song, I had a doubt because in the lyrics he talks about Internet, and it didn't fit in a song written in 1982! He answered me that the music was from 1982, but the lyrics were made recently. If he had told me that he was able to foresee in the 80's the importance of Internet in the upcoming future, I would have believed him!! :lol:

For me a great song, very funny of course!
User avatar
Ekim
Member
Member
Posts: 471
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:34 pm

Azyiu wrote: The song #?@! Yourself, while it deals with some rather serious issues, it does not sound offensive in any way; and it is actually done in quite a humorious manner. I just don't think anyone else can write a song that is about the same subject matter, and that does not sound offensive.
Of COURSE it's offensive! It was intended to be. You can't write a song with that as a title without knowing well in advance it will be considered offensive.
Azyiu
Member
Member
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:32 pm

Ekim wrote:Of COURSE it's offensive! It was intended to be. You can't write a song with that as a title without knowing well in advance it will be considered offensive.
It is offensive somewhat, but again, it isn't exactly a hardcore song and it tends to be humorous anyway.

By the way, I especially love the part he sings about the gov't and paying income taxes. So true! :lol:
User avatar
joshua202020
Member
Member
Posts: 440
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:15 am

The line that got me lmao was: "I've been so f#$%@! by legal bills that my asshole's the size of Beverly Hills.."; really had a good laugh at that. :lol:
User avatar
bennyvx78
Member
Member
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:06 pm

He sings it, and there's nothing wrong with the word Fuck.
If you think it is? ..when then go ....;).
User avatar
guitar92691
Member
Member
Posts: 44
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:49 pm

i dont care what you do,fuck yourself with a garden tool
classic!
null_is_one
Member
Member
Posts: 63
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:09 pm

FUCK YOURSELF WITH A RUBBER HOSE

one of my all time favorite songs that always makes you feel better :)
User avatar
bennyvx78
Member
Member
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:06 pm

I don't think mine would fit.
Post Reply