Vito Bratta

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  1. forgivenman

    forgivenman Member

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    In a weird way guitar playing as moved backwards since then. It’s just different with different values now.
     
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    Your simile is a laughable over-reach.
     
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  3. I Am Misery

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    ridiculous. couldn't possibly care any less about this guy, i don't think i want anything of his. seriously can't believe you "guitar hero" guys that listen to several album's worth of throw-away music by dozens of bands just to hear a guitar solo. whichever guy that you saw featured in some magazine or on MTV thirty years ago. it's one of the oddest/creepiest habits i've seen.
     
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    Hold up, Don Dokken had a crystal clear singing voice that he had perfected by their last 80s studio record into something mature, melodic, free and youthful all at the same time. On the earlier and un-released Dokken tunes, like the original "Paris", and "Going Under" he can scream like Rob Halford, his voice was much looser. Stephen Pearcy had a decent enough, high-pitched rough street growl that accents Ratt's overall midnight-in-LA back alley vibe. Sure, with a voice like (much like Jon Bon Jovi touring non-stop singing Livin' On a Prayer every other night), it's going to wear out quick and sounded it's best on Ratt's first LP while it was still fresh, but still. I haven't heard anyone sound like Pearcy, it's a unique cool that works great with Ratt's sound. Which brings me to my second point, neither Warren nor Stephen were nothing without each other. After Ratt they didn't do much of interest. They were musicians who belonged together because they developed a great and unique sound off of eachother. I think I recall Warren saying they recorded most of their work live in the studio all playing together in the room. Can't say the same about Dokken, and with George, he did great work with the Wicked Sensation album with Oni Logan, as Lynch could continue his own sound.
     
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    The music might be throw-away, but the guitar leads aren't. We're guitar players so we enthuse in listening to guitar playing we might think is excellent. It's not that hard to understand.
     
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    Just YouTubed Wait.

    The song - :barf

    The solo - :aok :banana :drool :dude :love:
     
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    yeah, that was what I was going for ;)
     
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    Could you imagine if Vito was around a few years earlier and available when Randy died?
     
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    SimonBSinister Silver Supporting Member

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    Vito was around at that time and was more well known than Zak was when he got the gig... He certainly was as known as Jake just on the east coast. Dreamer were a major cover band in 1980 and 1981 and Vito was a very well known guitarist. Dreamer would draw 2000 people when they played L'amours on a weekend Zak on the other hand played in Zyris which was never a major band even with Zak...
     
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  11. Stike

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    I think his point was more is a good/great solo worth sitting through a lame song/lame vocals to get to. I did it a fair amount as teen in the 80s, I can't really do it anymore which is why I don't listen to modern/pop/bro country.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I did quite a bit of that when I started playing in my teens because I was convinced it would help me to jumpstart my chops and ear and all. Put in quite a bit of time trying to learn and learning to play songs I wouldn't have otherwise listened to. Still recall working on two hand tapping for hours at a time. Then I had an epiphany when I realized I'd never want to play or sound like that, so I quit and focused on music I liked.
     
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    I love how he's a total shredder and unlike total shredders, he keeps it musical. Not much worse than someone who can shred but it's just playing notes really fast with no musical flow or context. It's just, "look how fast I can play."
     
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    the guy can write a catchy hook.
     
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    White Rain would be a great name for a hair-metal cover band.
     
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    Its also the stuff they use to wash the Aqua Net out at the end of the night!
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    That's at least half the reason that it fits - it's a hair product name for a hair product act. But why use Aqua Net?
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    I don't disagree. Just maybe too harsh a denouncement. I dig a lot of music with pretty technical guitar solos (Paul Gilbert, Winery Dogs, Richie Kotzen) but the songs have to be great for me to listen. Then again I love a lot of music without any guitar whatsoever...

    What music and artist do float your boat?
     
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    On Vito Bratta - yup a guitarist that stood out in that era. Not a fan of the vocalist for his band... but I assumed with his weak voice he'd be terrible live. I looked up some youtube of them not too long ago... he was a solid singer. Surprising.
     
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    :beer
     
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