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  1. #1
    Little Dreamer
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    1. Would ALAE have sold better if Vai and Sheehan had played on it?
    2. What would ALAE have sounded like if the EEAS band had played on it?
    3. Would Dave have stayed a rocker, avoided Vegas, and not made YFLM if ALAE had sold better?
    4. Who would you like to see Dave sing a duet with? (Maybe Billy Idol?)
    5. Why hasn't Dave made a new album in almost half a decade?

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    Top Of The World
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    too many to count... I\'m diggin\' Can\'t Get This Stuff No More right now.
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    1) I don't think so. The virtuoso-style of playing would've just been on the way out when ALAE was released, wouldn't it? Not to downplay Jason Becker of course, but I think that the early nineties was kinder to blues-based players than shred Gods.

    2) Well, hopefully it'd have been mixed better! I can barely hear the lead guitar on my CD. But in all honesty, I really have no idea what it'd sound like... I can't see Vai playing tunes like It's Showtime or Drop in the Bucket. doesn't work for me.

    3) Not sure if I'm really qualified to answer this one since I've never heard YFLM. I think if ALAE had sold more (it managed to sell what, 500,000 or 1,000,000 copies?), Dave probably would've stuck with a rock sound... but I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up doing the casino run anyway. The 90s wasn't really that kind to performers like DLR...

    4) How about Tim Curry...

    5) All kinds of reasons... failed reunions, lawsuits, a revolving door of band personnel, the Sam & Dave tour...
    "The common thing on governments as an institution is: they're all bad worldwide. It might be the only thing that binds all nations together: the incompetence of their governments. Look at the people who have been president in the US so far... could I DO ANY WORSE?"<br /> <br />~ Frank Zappa

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    Eruption
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    1.) I think it would have sold better with Vai and Sheehan. Maybe not immediately after the release, cause everybody who liked Dave did buy the record no matter who played on it, but in the long run, cause Vai and Sheehan are still out there playing on top of there league.

    2.) The songs on ALAE were written by more blues oriented guitarists, and i think itīs best if the person that writes a song also plays the song. Although i really respect Vai and think heīs technically the best one around, he lacks of feeling, so i donīt think it would have been better if Vai and Sheehan would have played on that record, because those songs are too bluesy and more of that oldschool RockīnīRoll attitude.

    3.) Iīm sure that the failture of ALAE was the biggest reason for him to change his sound, so iīll answer this one with:Yes.

    4.) Sammy Hagar [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]

    5.) Well, actually heīs making one right now as you can see here:

    http://www.rayluzier.com/index2.shtml

    After his `98 DLR Band record he went on tour, then he started recording in ī99 with Ted Templeman, i donīt know how far they got, but iīm sure it all broke down when Gary quit VH, and Dave got back in. Then Ed got sick (as well of him as of cancer). I guess Dave waited for Ed to get healthy again. Last year he gave up hope (for a reunion!), did the Sam and Dave Tour, and after that heīs now in the studio for his next release.

    So, if you look at it like this, itīs just bad timing all the time for Dave.

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    Better suited for Opinions and Speculation. Moving there now.

 

 

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