not guitar fans can sit back and listen to satch, his music creation is brilliant. he's unique.. he brings bluesy rock n roll, into excellent instrumental guitar playing. he creates beautiful melodies, and adds in soul overtaking solo's that i love, and love to play.
personally, wen i'm giggin', and doing 'for the love of god' or any vai song, i enjoy it as i enjoy playing, and that's vai's bestt song for me. it has the most passion.. but to the point, wen giggin, or jammin, i always prefer to play, the likes of summer song, extremist, surfin', circles, potato head groove, etc. than any vai song. i guess vai, just seems like another tutored geek, just like petrucci, michael angelo etc.
it ain't wat u can do, it's how u do it. satch portrays everything excellently, and i've never seen satch make mistakes, can't say that for vai. vai's style, he uses basic tricks, but due to his physical appearance, and performance, and overacting, makes it all look like a spectacular show. but wen u know those tricks inside out, it just makes me laugh..
my top 5 guitarists, who are all self taught, and who i believe are better than vai :
ed van halen
btw, danny gatton wud blow vai off stage. although i have somewhat, some sorta like for vai... i like his guitar and amps. :rock: