Steve Vai caught practicing whammy bar techniques, then gives an impromptu lesson.
Steve Vai - “The Attitude Song” - Flex-able. Fresh off his tenure with Frank Zappa, Vai echoes the eccentricity of his mentor in this incredible 4-track demo-turned-album from 1984. The green monster (guitar on the cover) was in full effect.
Guthrie Govan - “Wonderful Slippery Thing” - Erotic Cakes. I imagine that if George Benson and Steve Vai did a song together, it might sound a little like this. Guthrie is a fine player indeed.
David Lee Roth Band - “Tobacco Road” - Eat ‘Em & Smile. Diamond Dave nails this Eric Burdon and The Animals classic for Cover Day Friday (performed by Brother Jack McDuff, Jefferson Airplane, Lou Rawls, just to name afew). Featuring Steve Vai’s slippery fretwork, it’s time to rock out, horns up:
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The guitar duel between the Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) and Jack Butler (Steve Vai), the devil’s disciple, in “Crossroads”. Blues master, Ry Cooder, plays all of Ralph Macchio’s slide guitar parts. Eugene’s final solo (known as “Eugene’s Trick Bag” and actually played by Vai) begins with a section of neo-classical composer Nicolo Paganini’s “5th Caprice” for violin (in the film, he’s a classical guitarist who learns blues from an old black harp player).