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by nickcat0
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Steve Vai on Michael Jackson...
Replies: 22
Views: 8589

Re: Steve Vai on Michael Jackson...

:shock:

I'm stunned .

Like so many other pop acts , I've never understood the popularity of Michael Jackson .
Okay EVH did a pretty cool solo on one of his singles , and Stevie Stevens did some good work on "Bad" , but the rest is naff pop .
by nickcat0
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Are the Beatles overrated ?
Replies: 63
Views: 13843

Re: Are the Beatles overrated ?

Thanks BigBadBill ..... that youtube clip was superb , although I couldn't find Part 4 :evil: . Goodall is far more knowledgable than me about the origins of music , and the use of chords , cadence , etc etc . I still don't care for the Beatles' songs , on the whole I wish they would add some kick a...
by nickcat0
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Are the Beatles overrated ?
Replies: 63
Views: 13843

Are the Beatles overrated ?

I've never understood why the Beatles are so revered . To me they are the musical equivalent of the Emperor's New Clothes . Their tunes are generally very simple and basic , and for the most part rather bland . Although in their later years , they did explore a couple of social issues e.g. Blackbird...
by nickcat0
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Best live extended guitar solo...
Replies: 34
Views: 15537

EyE wrote:One of my favorite live solo's ever is in "Still In Love With You" from Thin Lizzy's album "Live". John Sykes is such an amazing player.
Don't wish to sound a smart a**e but I think that solo was played by Brian Robertson .
by nickcat0
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: How did you discover Vai ??
Replies: 291
Views: 73062

I was working night shifts in a supermarket back in the 80's , and we used to bring in cassette tapes to play over the tannoy whilst the shop was shut .

One day , a colleague brought in "Eat 'Em And Smile" . I was instantly hooked .
by nickcat0
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion
Replies: 22
Views: 8472

Indeed, one would think so. But I get to do whatever i like... maybe there is a catch somewhere, that I haven't seen, or won't see for years to come, but believe it or not, it is rather fun. Oh no, sonny sixshooter-she's voodooed you! Your soul is damned to everlasting domesticity, ironing, coming ...
by nickcat0
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Van Halen's coming to a (US) town near you!
Replies: 33
Views: 11069

If they come to the UK , I'd pay just to look at them on stage ....even if they didn't play a note .
EVH is a legend , and my jaw is still sore from when it hit the ground , the first time I heard Eruption .
by nickcat0
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion
Replies: 22
Views: 8472

All valid ideas Bill ......... I need to do something to avoid having to listen to him . When we went to see X - Factor at the M.E.N. Arena , I just kept nipping out to the refreshment stalls , but this is at the Apollo , and the bar is inside the auditorium . :shock: Funny how I have to accompany h...
by nickcat0
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion
Replies: 22
Views: 8472

Not a fan , but I'm going to see him in November .

My wife needs someone to go with her :roll:
by nickcat0
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Your top 5
Replies: 35
Views: 12634

The answer to this question will change depending on mood , but at the moment ........ 1)Chris Cornell - for his solo , Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog work . Wasn't keen on Audioslave . 2)Kenny Wayne Shepherd - I love the Blues , I love great guitar playing ; the man combines the two . 3)Led Zepp...
by nickcat0
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: greatest metal albums
Replies: 42
Views: 9222

:shock:

There doesn't appear to have been any mention of Led Zeppelin so far .
by nickcat0
Sun May 20, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What a GREAT Guy!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3600

Paul is a great guitarist and a really nice , friendly guy .

One of my friends and I , regularly e-mail him , asking advice on playing techniques etc . , and he always replies promptly and courteously .

He just seems to be a top bloke .
by nickcat0
Fri May 18, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Worst song ever made..?
Replies: 54
Views: 10957

That Shania Twain song "Feels Like A Woman" .......... the lyrics just **** me off ......... women can give birth and create new life , yet according to Shania the best thing about being a woman is you can wear short skirts , mens' shirts and colour your hair ..... :roll: Trite , lame and shallow do...
by nickcat0
Sat May 12, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Classic Rock-Steve Vai
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

I though it was quite a good article - its unlike Steve to ever get mentioned in Classic Rock so to devote 2 pages to him was quite amazing IMHO. From reading the magazine for years - they'd be more orientated towards Zappa so to not reflect on too much of his solo albums is no big surprise. Yes, b...
by nickcat0
Fri May 11, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: david lee roth eat em and smile
Replies: 15
Views: 3118

It is a great album .......... probably in my Top 10 favourites . Great songs , DLR at his smoozing best , Bissonette shows why he's the "Prince of Pound " , and of course Sheehan and Vai just tear it up on every tune . This album is probably Vai in his most " showing off my shredding ability " mode...