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FLEX-ABLE

Steve Vai

 

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The Crow
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4 stars The first thing that catches your attention when one faces Flex-Able is that already with Little Green Men, it is clear that we are listening to Steve Vai.

Aside from his undeniable abilities as a guitarist, Vai has a unique personality and compositional ability, apart from an inherent eclecticism that in this debut is even more pronounced than in later works.

In addition, on this album Vai was less focused on shredding, which allows us to enjoy his many facets with the guitar beyond that hyper-speed that characterizes him.

So, if you the 90's and 2000's Steve Vai albums and you still haven't dared with Flex-Able yet, give it a try, because it will surely surprise you.

It still sounds fresh and original, almost forty years after it was published!

Best Tracks: Little Green Men (video game music and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, all mixed together), Viv Woman (groovy, and with absolutely crazy horn arrangements), The Attitude Song (here Vai shows us his incredible skills with the six strings) and Junkie (strange and psychotronic mini-symphony)

My Rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |

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