Vai with Sheehan

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  1. jerrycasemusic

    jerrycasemusic Member

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    Watched a chunk of one of the older G3 videos (the one with Petrucci whenever that was) as I lay sick this past weekend. Sheehan was playing with Vai and damn was it fun to watch them together. It's been a long time since I thought of this pairing - I saw them on Eat em and Smile and Skyscraper tours... pretty mind-blowing shred stuff for my then young eyes and ears.

    That's all I have to add really. Seek it out if you dig that sort of thing.
     
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    i wish i couldve seen that!
    how about billy and paul on the first mr. big stuff?
     
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    If you want to see them together, check out Vai's Live at the Astoria.
    Tony MacAlpine is also in the band.
     
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    I saw them on the Eat Em and Smile tour. Great, great stuff. Vai and Sheehan did sort of a one upmanship comedy sketch spot, very off the wall with mind blowing playing.
     
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    Billy did not do the Skyscraper tour. That was Matt Bissonette
     
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    Mr.Sheehan is a total monster player.
    And despite the amount of flak he's gotten for being
    an overplayer, he is as rock solid in the pocket as
    any bass player out there.
    And, yes, the "Eat Em and Smile" tour was amazing.
     
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    The very first professional "show" that I ever saw Sheehan was with Talas, his band out of Buffalo. I think I was 16, had never played a note yet myself, and I stood 10 feet away from him and KNEW this guy was going on to much bigger and better things.

    I last saw Vai in Buffalo about 4 years ago and was disappointed that Billy didn't play with him! Not that I had really expected it, but I was hoping, since it was his home town. Maybe some day....
     
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    Wait DLR did two albums after VH with Vai.
     
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    ****! Right you are... seems time has blended those on me. When I think back to those shows Eat em dominates my memories of it. Those two together was amazing. So full of energy and Roth was totally pumped and excited/proud of his new band.
     
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    I just listened to a few tracks on the DLR/Vai album.
    HOLY ****. Amazing everything.
    Why isn't everyone talking about this?
     
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    Yeah, ETAS is up there with anything for me, just incredble.
     
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    While we're at it, here's 30 minutes of absolute awesomeness:


     
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    Cool glad someone got something out of this inane thread!
    Yeah I agree. One of the best guitar rock moments. I really like Skyscraper too. 2 really great albums. The best Steve Vai rock stuff imo.
     
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    saw talas open for yngwie around 84, billy came out and did an encore w/ yngwies band.
    also saw the eat em & smile tour. awesomeness, both shows.

    was listening to the doublestop podcast, the guest was steve stevens;
    he said he almost ended up playing w/ DLR but was committed elsewhere.
    more interesting to me, he said DLR called him while recording EEAS and asked for help because vai's rig (carvin) sounded bad in the studio. SS said the most of the EEAS album was recorded w/ his borrowed marshal rig.
     
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    Yeah. They were Jose modded Marshalls IIRC.
    I remember having a tab book of that album, made by Vai himself and with all delay settings and other effects used for each song.
     
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    I still remember that Guitar Player mag ad of Steve with his green axe (Charvel?) A wall of Carvin amps behind him, with the floppy sound page record of "Blue Powder" as a demo. Man I wanted one after hearing that ****!
     
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    eat'em and smile has always been my favorite work from vai--both playing and tone wise. here's an old article with that amp.

    http://guitarnoize.com/steve-vais-dlr-era-marshall-100-watt-jmp-stack-for-sale/
     
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    i saw the DLR eat 'em and smile tour back in '86, it was a great tour...the interplay between vai and sheehan was so fun...i think DLR called it a "tractor pull", which was funny, i still remember Vai making his guitar say "I-O-WA" w/ his wahwah....thought that was pretty cool!!!!
    i remember when they did the classic VH tunes, that i thought Vai did a good job of playing the EVH solos pretty well....he is a great player, that's for sure.....

    and i did see VH just months earlier on the 5150 tour also....i'm not sure if i would say one was better than the other, although i think i enjoyed the DLR show, b/c i decided to sit up in the stands and just enjoy the show, we were standing on the floor for the VH show...and on the floor the VH vocals were LOUD and boomy!!!!
     
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    I've bought most of vai's albums..eat em and smile was the only one I liked.I thought his playing was great.I remember an interview with Vai where he said he didn't like the album because he didnt have control of the music,DLR did and there were too many creative restraints..I find that funny since its the only work of his I like...kinda like DLR and EVH..glad to hear positive memories about the Eat em and smile tour..wish I could have seen that one..
     

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