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Dave...you were on to something.....
on April 29, 2014
Vai and Sheehan? what more do you need? This CD was an excellent introduction to the post Van Halen DLR. It is full of shredding, but still has very catchy songs, it's a great balance of both worlds. Unfortunately, Roth never equaled this CD in his subsequent releases....Skyscraper was good and served up Steve Vai on a platter..but the songs on Skyscraper don't have that gritty edge that this CD has. DLR had the ultimate band around him, but his Las Vegas flair eventually led to Sheehan's departure..had they kept this formula of raw, stomping shred-filled compositions...we might have been treated to more similar CDs...but hey, that's the biz.
This CD was also Steve Vai's coming out party (no not THAT way!!). It cemented him as a guitar god who could go toe to toe with anyone in the business. His playing spans from quirky and amusing to balls out rip your face off with plenty of tasty licks that had guitarist fingers tied in knots...Billy lets you know what he can do as well at opportune times...Greg Bisonette is solid and Roth's vocals are admirable as well.
If only they had continued down this same path on subsequent CDs...and we might be talking about one of the greatest bands ever....