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I think without a doubt, the heaviest, most intense Vai instrumental piece has to be either 'OOOO' from the Ultra Zone Album, or 'The Mysterious Murder of Christian Tiera's Lover/Murder' from the Fire Garden. I think for Sheer intensity of climax, 'OOOO' has to be the Heaviest.
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Yup, of coursewolvesuk wrote:I would have to say Kill the guy with the ball as well,
Hi Lydian,Wolves here too,u off to the Birmingham show
You weren't at the Ultra zone show at the civic by any chance were you? If you were, maybe we chatted before going in to see Vai soundcheck?
There's a lot of heavy instrumental stuff. "Erotic Nightmares," "Giant Balls of Gold".... I think maybe the Fire Garden Suite (Taurus Bulba) is what sticks in my mind right now. That first chord after "Angel Food" always hits hard and when the melody guitar comes in it's pretty heavy!
I don't think 'Erotic nightmares' is all that heavy to be honest. I love that song though, and I think the middle 8 'dream' section is so deep! When it goes through all the dream sounds, then glass is broken, the music breaks into this beautiful mystical-sounding flute-like guitar part, which gradually develops reverb as if entering an enchanted dwarven cave or something!
Yeah, "heavy" might not be right for "Erotic.." -- I was thinking more af particular moments in the tune. The last go-round of the main theme is so intense it's almost heavy. Your description of the "dream" section is cool! Maybe a better example of heaviness from PAW would be the bass solo section in "Blue Powder." Those chords that alternate with the bass are pretty heavy.