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Alien Love Secrets

Steve Vai Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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This specially priced, seven-track mini-album could have been titled the "Many Moods of Stevie Vai" given its stylistic sweep. "Bad Horsie" is a widescreen, effects-laden monster, "Juice" is a high-speed boogie, "The Boy from Seattle" verges on Metheny territory and "Tender Surrender" oozes with subtlety and taste. All this, plus a thrashing rocker that football coaches can motivate the troops with: "Kill the Guy with the Ball." --Jeff Bateman

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5.0 out of 5 stars The High Priest of Guitar delivers yet again Dec 19 2003
Format:Audio CD
If you love the guitar, or if you just love great music, then you should worship at the temple of Mr Vai! Steve has bulit up a fanatical fanbase and this album will show you why. Bad Horsie allows steve to tune down and get some serious crunch and cool 'angry horse' sounds. Next he does his own 'satch boogie' type-a-thing in 'Juice'. For me though, the two highlights of this album come from the next two tracks ' die to live' and 'the boy from seattle'- without doubt 2 of the tastiest,most melodic tracks in Steve's vast catalogue of quality music. 'Die to live' is a triumphant piece, full of attitude and passion, while 'boy from seattle' allows steve to do his hendrix thing- and goddam it the man does it well-what an inspiring and beautiful song! If you wanna get even more excited and inspired, I can highly recommend the DVD/Video- where you are able to see just how passionate Steve is when caressing strange and beautiful music from his guitar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alien Love Secrets Nov. 18 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you looking for pure Vai Guitar. This is the album for you.
"Bad Horsie" which was originally a opening riff ment to be a train whistle blowing for the guitar duel off -Crossroads- has been turned into an amazing song.
"Juice" is a fast pace makes you want to grab your guitar and rock out song. This actually is a pretty fun song, probably my favorite off the album.
"Die To Live" makes you want to close your eyes and take you to another place, a very peacefull song.
"The Boy From Seattle" is also another beautifull song. Which, I'm not completley sure, but I believe is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix.
"Ya Yo Gakk", some people laugh, some people hit the >> button. Personally, I thought it was a great song. If the baby saying Ya Yo Gakk annoys you, zone it out and listen to the guitar playing, it really is great. I'm not sure if the baby is his son or if its a asian baby saying it. On the cover of the single, it is a japanesse child I believe.
"Kill The Guy With The Ball/The Good Eaters" is a fun song, he uses a voice box for about 32 seconds in it, but once you get into the actual song, its an even faster pace song than Juice and can really get the blood flowing.
"Tender Surrender" was just a perfect song to end the album with. It starts off very mellow, it actually kinda reminded me of Santana's playing but picks up to a very fast song but still soothing and calm. No crazy head cutting, just alot of fast scales and what not.
Very Amazing Album. My 2nd favorite. This is definetly the best Steve Vai Guitar album. But not the best Vai album. There's no lyrics except for Ya Yo Gakk being said quite a few times. But this is really pure instrumental. Amazing album, Gave it 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lean, mean guitar Oct. 9 2003
By Daniel
Format:Audio CD
For this album (or mini-album), Steve Vai streamlined his compositions such that all we have here are seven amazing intrumental tracks (with the exception of Ya-Yo Gakk, which is semi-sung and semi-amazing) with no fat at all.
This was my first real introduction to Vai, and while not necessarily his best work, it is an admirable and gifted recording that inspired me to seek out his other work. His guitar virtuosity and understanding of melody within the framework of rock and roll guitar is, as always, the feature of this album. Being intrumental, it allows the listener to hear Vai unfettered or constrained by the contructs of a 'song' - at least not by a singer anyway. The video companion that includes full 'performances' is an interesting thing to view also, but the music is the most important thing.
For those new to Vai, this album or the superior 'Passion and Wafare' are recommended for intense and beautiful guitar instrumentals.
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By Nate
Format:Audio CD
Like the title says, I don't know why he makes all the other stuff. In fact, I am pissed off that he doesn't write more music like this. Sure, he had a couple other good albums, but seriously, this CD is sick. I'm not sure how he can write the songs on this CD and then go in and do some of the other songs he writes. They sound nothing alike. When I buy a CD in 1995 and am still listening to it on a regular basis in 2004, that's called 'standing the test of time'. The only other CD I own that's enjoyed this much playing time is Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom. I haven't yet decided which one I enjoy more.
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