Jul 25th, 2007
I am not crazy about most shredders. There are only a few who I really like. I just think the whole speed and tapping bit gets a little tired and tasteless from time to time. But there are some shredders that I do like. And Steve Vai is one of them. I think his songs are tasteful and musically interesting. That’s why I chose this liver performance for this week’s great guitar video.
For The Love of God happens to be one of my favorite Vai songs. Even though this song is a little bit cheesy (the solo is a bit showy), there is still just something about it that I really like. Sometimes it is just fun to watch someone tear it up like that. For those of you not familiar with Vai or this type of music, you will see it is quite cool. His whammy bar tricks add a cool dimension to his playing. It’s hard to think that all this kind of music is because of Jimi Hendrix. But that’s for another time.
I think this performance is from the G3 tour with Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson