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3.46 | 38 ratings | 10 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Bad Horsie (5:51)
2. Juice (3:44)
3. Die to Live (3:52)
4. The Boy from Seattle (5:04)
5. Ya-Yo Gakk (2:52)
6. Kill the Guy With the Ball/The God Eaters (7:02)
7. Tender Surrender (5:09)

Total Time 32:14

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Line-up / Musicians


- Steve Vai / guitars,bass,programming
- Deen Castronovo / drums
- Tommy Mars / organ
- Julian Vai / vocals


Releases information

1995 Relativity/Epic Cat#478586 2

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STEVE VAI Alien Love Secrets ratings distribution


3.46
(38 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(24%)
24%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(26%)
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Review by Menswear
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2 stars A burst of inspirations or just an exercise, Alien Love Secrets is satisfying if you're able to find it, of course. I heard Juice and Tender Surrender live at the G3 in 2002, and it really rocked. I was very surprised that half of his show was based on this EP! It's a short one, but collectors and hardcore fans should get it, since it has good value.

Oh well, prepare for something weird to a certain extend. Maybe working with Zappa shook things in Vai's psyche? Hey listen to Ya-Yo Gak and tell me this guy's hasn't imagination. He actually got his 2 year old boy to sing on the record!

Cute and bizarre.

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Posted Friday, March 24, 2006

Review by imoeng
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Alien Love Secret

This EP is really for a collector or a guitarist. As I said on my previous Vai's review, Steve Vai really has a great technique and skill, also guitar effect. Those ability lead to his "strange" songs that sometimes just prioritize on technique and sound effect, which decrease the feeling of the song itself.

Bad Horsie - I don't really know what the meaning of the song, whether he wanted to tell a story about a horse or just wanted to create a sound effect of a horse. The song is very heavy rock, with heavy rhythm throughout the song.

Juice - This song was played at the G3 concert, I guess the G3 2003 with Yngwie Malmsteen. A good song, for me, very dynamic and energetic with good balance of solo and rhythm. The song really reflects Vai's ability to play guitar as he used many technique in this song and some beautiful notes in this song, somewhat different with Bad Horsie.

Die To Live - In my opinion, this is a really good song, simple intro and beautiful. The harmonics on guitar create some good feeling. The verse started at 1:14, real beautiful, with heavy rhythm but simple solo. At 1:56, the solo gets even better, the rhythm changes to clean and the song slows down.

The Boy From Seattle - This is a very not-Vai song. The song is very jazzy and bluesy, like Eric Johnson's Manhattan. The sound is very clean and good, with nice tone. Well this is my second favorite song in the album, very relaxing. And again, the best part is the sound effect, very clean and pure. At 3:27 minute, the distorted guitar was played with much delay effects, very Steve Vai. After that, the jazzy sound back, very "groovy".

Ya Yo Gakk - Funny song for me. Vai asked his son to sing for the song, so that Vai can repeat the same notes like his son sings. I have seen the video clip and its hilarious, and I mean, his son looks fun and enjoy it : ). The solo is really great and followed with the same concept with the intro of the song. In the end of the song, his son said, "babay", real funny!!

Kill The Guy With The Ball - Really heavy intro and rhythm section with dynamic drums. This is probably the heaviest song is the EP, and the drum was just amazing. However, just like I said above, his technique and skills makes the song lack of feeling, well, in my opinion. The song was ended in a very slow tempo and there were some heartbeats in the end.

Tender Surrender - Another beautiful song, just like The Boy From Seattle. Very clean acoustic bluesy sound. This is my favorite song! The coolest part is when the drum stops and then continued when Vai hits the final note, just really beautiful. At 3:14, he used his sick two-handed tapping using two strings at a time, truly a virtuoso. After that, the sound went back to clean jazzy sound. Very cool!! A nice song to end the EP.

I give this EP 3 star, when compared to progressive music. In addition, this EP is really for a collector or a guitarist or someone who likes Joe Satriani or John Petrucci or Yngwie Malmsteen. Peace!

Timur Imam Nugroho - Indonesia

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Posted Saturday, May 20, 2006

Review by Petrovsk Mizinski
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4 stars This is Steve Vai's second EP as a solo artist, and is one that is particularly close to my heart. It contains 7 instrumental tracks and is over in a little over half an hour and despite the fact it is heavily guitar driven, I can even see it appealing to those who aren't even into the virtuoso guitar scene. A range of styles are covered here, so that helps to make it an interesting listen.

First up with Bad Horsie, in which Vai uses a drop tuned 6 string guitar, which is not common for him. It is a very heavy song, easily catergorised as an instrumental heavy metal song. I can definitely hear the 'Bad Horsie', with lots of heavy riffage and pinch harmonic screams manipulated with the whammy bar. The main solo screams and wails all in the one solo, with a blistering and crazy tapped lick that he manipulates with the wah wah pedal, but this part speaks just as much as the solo sections of the solo, so no worries or concerns here for me.

Juice is a straight up rocker, with a great mix of lead and rhythm playing. I don't see anything really remarkable in this song, but it is well written and a great listen.

Die To Live is a song that is played with just one guitar part, but Vai's intention was specifically to create a song that would combine the rhythm and lead guitar parts in one flowing motion, and he certainly suceeded here. There are odd time signatures in this song, but Vai make it feel so natural that we almost don't notice they're here. A beautiful melody and rhythm in one, and just so uplifting.

The Boy From Seattle, as one might guess, is a tribute to the great man from Seattle, Jimi Hendrix. It features a Hendrix trademark rhythm playing, with chords being played with melodies played in between and notes being hammered on to the chord being played. Around 2:50, we even hear some Stevie Ray Vaughn style playing. Of course this song is a tribute to Hendrix, but that one section that sounds a bit like SRV even seems to be a little tribute to him too. A touching, soulful song and superbly well written.

Ya Yo Gakk features Vai's son of vocals, while Vai sports a 7 string guitar for rhythm guitar duties. There is an amusing call and response between his son's vocals and Vai's guitar. Vai does an excellent job of making his response sound as much as possible to his son's vocals as much as possible. This was probably my least favorite song on this EP, as sometimes it just gets annoying and I can't seem to want to listen to it everytime I put this EP on.

Kill The Guy With The Ball is easily the most experimental sounding of the songs, and features a crazy guitar line that sounds like a robot, but is in fact Vai playing with an ultra expensive harmonising effect device. The rhythms are just crazy and you wonder how he stayed in time during these parts, just crazy. The God Eaters kicks in a keyboard into the mix, played chords, while Vai plays a melody over the top, very upfliting and beautiful sounding at times, sometimes being contrasted with darker shades too.

Tender Surrender is just amazing for a lack of a better word to describe how good it is. It is a ballad type song for the most part, starting off with nice and melodic Hendrixy type chording. He kicks in the distortion for a lead tone and then the song just takes off and just beyond and above the ceiling and into the sky with some truly majestic phrasing that takes my breathe away. The solo is just superb, as fast as it is, he never loses the fire and a passion here in his speedy licks, and it is definitely my favorite solo on the record. Stunner from start to finish.

I wouldn't say this is Vai's best and definitely isn't his most important work, but it still has some excellently written songs and some truly amazing guitar playing.

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Posted Friday, May 02, 2008

Review by snobb
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4 stars Alien Love Secrets is 7 songs long Steve Vai EP CD. Usual heavy metal progressive guitar (almost) instrumental album, concentrated on Vai's guitar playing technique demonstration.

Don't expect there nothing connected with his work with Frank Zappa. Yes, Steve Vai has great technique but doesn't use Zappa legacy or experience for his solo works. Music is quite usual guitar heavy metal, nothing too much different from style standard.

To say more, the album is GOOD heavy metal guitar playing technique demonstration . Compositions are played by master, and there are elements of prog almost everywhere. ( Comparing with his future partner in guitar projects John Petrucci, Vai is great PROGRESSIVE guitarist of heavy metal). But whenever guitar instrumental heavy metal is style very limited by itself in it's possibilities, I believe, that this album is mostly oriented to guitar instrumental music fans. However, good work between style competitors. Strong 3,5. .

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Review by Evolver
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4 stars I'm not usually one to quibble with which label an artist has been labeled with here, as long as the worthy are included, but Steve Vai in "prog related"? Really. Listen to this EP for starters. This is some of the heaviest heavy prog to kick your butt down the pike that you're going to find anywhere.

Never mind the wild sounds Vai comes up with on his guitar, the whinnies in Bad Horsie, the imitation of his son in Ya Yo Gakk, and the strange voice in Kill The Guy With The Ball, there are virtuoso twists and turns everywhere, symphonic chord progressions and wild arrangements.

Harrumph! Prog related. Yah. Sure.

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3 stars A wonderful EP from my favorite guitarist. The songs here are fun, and in the oft-imitated, but rarely ever successful, Vai style(which in itself is a fusion of things). Guitar rock that delves into Zappa touches and multiple direct genres, creating a solid collection of music. Beginning wi ... (read more)

Report this review (#212050) | Posted by Alitare | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Maybe the less prog album made by Steve Vai. Ok, he's not a prof musician but he always has in his music a lot of prog details that I really love but "Alien Love Secrets" is a rock album from the first heavy riffs of "Bad Horsie" to the las notes of "Kill the Boy with the Ball". Just "The God Ea ... (read more)

Report this review (#149452) | Posted by progadicto | Wednesday, November 07, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars On Alien Love Secrets, Steve Vai once again demonstrates the technical brilliance and playful dynamic and melodic experimentation that has made him such an outstanding character in the world of instrumental rock. This is an album i always enjoy listening to, with seven great and enjoyable tracks, ... (read more)

Report this review (#92799) | Posted by Ayreonaut | Sunday, October 01, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I was a raving Steve Vai fan after his first two albums but I was so disappointed with "Sex and Religion" that it was many years before I picked up any more of his releases. As it turns out, I had been missing out on some fine work. This album picks up where "Passion and Warfare" left off. ... (read more)

Report this review (#85009) | Posted by EvilGnome | Friday, July 28, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The best works often come out as a flash. This LP has been conceived and recorded in a few weeks between two other recording sessions, and it is in my opinion the best of Vai's efforts. I've been very surprised when I found out about how Steve Vai made this album, as I thought it was the resul ... (read more)

Report this review (#50420) | Posted by Warholizer | Friday, October 07, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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