Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Number 896 - Steve Vai

Number 896

Steve Vai

"For The Love Of God"

Genre:Guitar Rock
Steve Vai was Joe Satriani's pupil when he was growing up. (must have been like the Karate Kid "Wax on... Wax off") He was also given work by none other than the warped man himself Frank Zappa. (Thats just plain scary)
Here is something you might have not known about the guitar legend Steve Vai................
"Steve Vai's music has been featured in a number of feature films, including Dudes, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey and Ghosts of Mars. He appeared onscreen in the 1986 Ralph Macchio movie Crossroads, playing the demonically-inspired Jack Butler. At the film's climax, Vai engages in a guitar duel with Macchio, whose guitar parts were dubbed by Vai and Ry Cooder. The fast-paced neo-classical track entitled "Eugene's Trick Bag" with which Macchio wins the competition was also composed by Vai. He later borrowed the opening riff for a song called "Bad Horsie" from his 1995 album Alien Love Secrets. The body of the piece was heavily based on Paganini's Caprice #5, and has become a favorite apprentice-piece among many guitar students. Vai also composed and performed the soundtrack to PCU (1994). He also made contributions to the score for John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, performing on the tracks "Ghosts of Mars" and "Ghost Poppin"
For Joe Satriani see Number 688
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Na uh ... he doesn't sing)and the Album ranked at Number (We only listen to his mentor...just)

This song has a crowbarred rating of 57.8 out of 108
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