by Steve Vai


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Steve Vai recorded his debut album, Flex-able, at home on an eight-track studio and released it himself in 1984. Even though Vai is one of rock's most renowned guitar virtuosos, Flex-able isn't really a typical "shred" album; playing with Frank Zappa for several years rubbed off on Vai, and many of his compositions reflect both Zappa's musical influence and a skewed sense of humor that makes for some whimsically entertaining moments (i.e., "Little Green Men"). Make no mistake, there's still plenty of Joe Satriani-esque technical virtuosity on display, but since Vai has a few other tricks in his bag, Flex-able turns out to be much more enjoyable (and accessible to listeners other than guitar-technique fetishists) than the average '80s guitar shred-fest.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0690897077720
catalogNumber: 937863
Rank: 84453

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Vai   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar,Vocals,Bells
Stuart Hamm   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
William James   Percussion,Drums
Chad Wackerman   Drums
Scott Collard   Synthesizer,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Larry Crane   Lyre,Xylophone,Bells,Vibes
Greg Degler   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone
Laurel Fishman   Vocals
Peggy Foster   Bass
Bob Harris   Trumpet,Vocals
Suzannah Harris   Vocals
Paul Lemcke   Keyboards
Pai Maiocco   Vocals
Tommy Mars   Violin,Keyboards,Vocals
Irney (Bob Harris) Rantin   Vocals
Ursula Rayven   Vocals
Pete Zeldman   Percussion,Drums
Chris Frazier   Drums

Technical Credits

Stuart Hamm   Sound Effects
Steve Vai   Producer,Engineer,Contributor,drum machine,drum programming
Joe Despagni   Sound Effects
Lill Vai   Sound Effects
Aaron Brown   Illustrations

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