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The Boy from Seattle

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:57 am
by faithplusone01
Why doesnt everybody talk about this song?! In my opinion it is one of Vai's best and one of the best on the ALS album! It has a great melody, chill-out feel, typically out-there awesome guitar solo, and the TONE!

Perhaps people dismiss it for its obvious Hendrix feel, but I don't feel like this one gets the credit that it deserves. This is one of my favorite Vai songs.

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:58 am
by litlgrnman
One of my favorites! I asked Steve at an EVO Q&A if he would ever play it live. He said it's very difficult to perform. He backed that up with "but I could still play it if i wanted to." I'll hang on to a sliver of hope that he decides to do just that!


Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:59 am
by StevieRayVai
Agreed, maybe he'll do it on the next tour. I loved the fact that after the last tour, he had us post our likes and dislikes about it. Always wanting to improve, it's awesome!

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:36 pm
by faithplusone01
Well I agree, I could only imagine how difficult it is to play live with the immense wall of orgasmic delay and echo in the middle section, the timing would have to be absolutely perfect.

What if he had (using "the Breed" as an example) Dave Weiner, Tony McAlpine, and Steve playing the echoed part in a round of some sort... that'd be an interesting twist? :D

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:02 pm
by Stefan
Why doesn't he ever do when I was a little boy? it's funny :)

Re: The Boy from Seattle

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:24 pm
by Cleggy

SeAttle with an A! Theres me thinking hendrix was from yorkshire. Doh!

I joke. Yeah I like this song too but i dont think people pass on it. Maybe by metalheads who wont listen to whats not distorted, dont think so though.