Well hate to break it to you man. I know it might ruin the cloud you place your every word on since you quote yourself but Hendrix was the "MAN" at "tricks" during that time!! Nobody was rolling over due to Presley's guitar playing or the Beatles for that matter. When Jimi came everyone's eyes opened to a guitar revolution. Chuck Berry in my opinion was writting better music than Presley, some of which Elvis covered. And many other artists at that time were coming up with all sorts of good music they just weren't as much of a commercial cash cow as Elvis and The Beatles were.
dude you cant even compare the two artists. Two totally different times. Many people were doing the same tricks that Vai was at his time. Jimi was a revolutionizer. And Vai would ( and i hope he does ) tell you that HE, Vai himself is amazed at everything Jimi did.Steve Vai has invented more tricks in every song he has ever written than jimi did in his whole career. :Adrian White:
HAHA thats funny cuz yah the nineties was definitly the first time rock stars used drugs??? riiiiiightlets keep in mind the insane drugs they were on!