Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
His playing on the follow-up "Skyscraper" was pretty slammin' as well.
I dug Vai's playing, but thought that he was bending over backwards using "thin sounding" chord inversions to leave room for Brett Tuggle's keys in the "sonic landscape". Vai's a friggin virtuoso,Tuggle should be finding room behind what Vai is doing.. I also didnt like the Eventide Harmonizer set to 10 sound for just about every song either.
I was listening to this disc the other day, and a lot of it just comes up short due to the overboard production. The one straight ahead rocker, Hot Dog in a Shake, is weak lyrically.. Roth is more clever than that to have to be so overt with his lyrics.