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    I really liked his tunes on that album, and with Steve Smith and Sheehan as the rhythm section, it was pretty amazing, same with Tommy Aldridge and Andy West on Moore's album, I think Varney got the formula right on those 2.
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    Tony is probably a better piano player than a guitarist which is hard to imagine. I did love Edge of Insanity. He was like a mixture of Yngwie and Satch. He had melodies in his songs. Vinnie to me kind of seemed like a Yngwie clone on his first album but then morphed into his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalFB View Post
    I've still got those Racer X records. I think those and Tony MacAlpine - Edge Of Instanity and Vinnie Moore - Minds Eye would be my most played Shrapnel records.
    Nice! I remember the 1st time I listened to Edge of Insanity. Damn! The whole album smokes. The rhythm section with both Steve Smith and Billy Sheehan is insane to this day! I think I still own the cassette with that weird japanese front cover of it. Other stuff from Shrapnel that I own: Exciter (Heavy Metal Maniac), Hawaii (with Marty Friedman), both Cacophony albums, Vinnie Moore, Joey Tafolla (excellent gunslinger I 1st met listening to Jag Panzer), David T. Chastain, Greg Howe, Vicious Rumors (Digital Dictator & Soldiers of the Night), those solo stuff from Friedman and Jason Becker (Dragon's Kiss and Perpetual Burn). I guess I'm missing something, but that's a hell of a list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Tony is probably a better piano player than a guitarist which is hard to imagine. I did love Edge of Insanity. He was like a mixture of Yngwie and Satch. He had melodies in his songs. Vinnie to me kind of seemed like a Yngwie clone on his first album but then morphed into his own.
    That's actually a great way to describe his style.

    I really do like the tunes on Edge, especially the title track.

    It was just that live solo, Quarter to midnight, was super cheesy with the fake audience applause.
    And that solo was not very good, compared to his actual solo's on the other tunes.
    He didn't sound compelling, without anything to play off of.

    I didn't get into Vinnie until the Meltdown album.

    Greg Howe was an absolute beast on Shrapnel.

    That guy always gets overlooked, and he was an amazing player and decent songwriter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    That's actually a great way to describe his style.

    I really do like the tunes on Edge, especially the title track.

    It was just that live solo, Quarter to midnight, was super cheesy with the fake audience applause.
    And that solo was not very good, compared to his actual solo's on the other tunes.
    He didn't sound compelling, without anything to play off of.

    I didn't get into Vinnie until the Meltdown album.

    Greg Howe was an absolute beast on Shrapnel.

    That guy always gets overlooked, and he was an amazing player and decent songwriter.
    The only not sooo good stuff Greg Howe released back then was that Howe II project with his brother Albert Howe.
    They tried to sound SO Van Halen on High Gear that it was kind of boring with an almost perfect musical execution.
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    Haha, I remember that!

    I loved it at the time, but it was kinda cheesy.
    Al Howe did not share Greg’s musical talent.

    Kinda like Eugene Gales on those early Eric Gales albums.

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    Howe's tone on those albums was great. He was using a Fender HM Strat back then. They are super cheesy when you listen back now. I love his fusion stuff that he's gone back to. His last album was great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalFB View Post
    Howe's tone on those albums was great. He was using a Fender HM Strat back then. They are super cheesy when you listen back now. I love his fusion stuff that he's gone back to. His last album was great.
    I actually had one, because of him!

    It was the salmon pink color.
    I sold it soon after for a Charvel Predator.

    Man, i just remembered that Howe II song:

    Don't let the sloe Gin order the wine.
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    A friend of mine had the salmon pink one. Was his first guitar. A few years younger than me and started to play when I started doing some garage band stuff. Took him about 2 months to get better than me. Now he plays in a blues rock, clones SRV, etc Great guitarist. I do kid him from time to time that his audience would be aghast if they knew his first guitar

    Still laugh when he was like 16 he told me "I love learning from old guys like you." I was maybe 19

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I actually had one, because of him!

    It was the salmon pink color.
    I sold it soon after for a Charvel Predator.

    Man, i just remembered that Howe II song:

    Don't let the sloe Gin order the wine.
    That Charvel one with the 'up' headstock? With stripped/animal stuff or regular painting?

    Those Heavy Metal Fenders didn't get much attention here in Brazil - I guess the colors were such a problem, man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalFB View Post
    Howe's tone on those albums was great. He was using a Fender HM Strat back then. They are super cheesy when you listen back now. I love his fusion stuff that he's gone back to. His last album was great.
    Agreed, Cal! Howe's fusion stuff is really good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    A friend of mine had the salmon pink one. Was his first guitar. A few years younger than me and started to play when I started doing some garage band stuff. Took him about 2 months to get better than me. Now he plays in a blues rock, clones SRV, etc Great guitarist. I do kid him from time to time that his audience would be aghast if they knew his first guitar

    Still laugh when he was like 16 he told me "I love learning from old guys like you." I was maybe 19
    Hehehehehehe! That was a funny story, Ziggy.

    Man ... what a BIG difference there, those 03 years!
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    No animal prints!

    Mine was a maroon red with reverse head stock, one humbucker and what looked like a
    stacked single coil.

    Jacob Deraps actually used the HM strats exclusively, on his very early youtube vids.
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    The HM Strat is back, for a limited run.

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    https://www.billboard.com/articles/b...xplorer1-music



    Wolfgang Van Halen is one step closer to his long-awaited solo album.

    The singer and multi-instrumentalist -- the 28-year-old son of Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli who's a member of Van Halen and former member of Tremonti -- has signed an exclusive deal with Explorer1 Music Group for an album he's in "the final stages" of recording with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette at Van Halen's 5150 Studios in California. The announcement calls the set "a collection of diverse material...original songs ranging from haunting ballads to stomping rock classics, on which (Van Halen) recorded all the instruments and vocals himself."

    No title, release date or other details have been announced.

    Van Halen started out playing drums when he was nine years old, then picked up guitar at age 12. "My dad taught me power chords and I just took it from there," Van Halen told Billboard a few years back. "Same with drumming; My dad just taught me a straightforward, 'Black in Black'-like AC/DC drum beat and I just kind of took it from there. Then I picked up bass when I was 15."

    Van Halen came on board his father and uncle's band for its 2007-2008 reunion tour and appears on the albums A Different Kind of Truth and Tokyo Dome Live in Concert. He was part of Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti's band during the mid 2000s, playing on the albums Cauterize and Dust, and the idea of making his own music was always part of Van Halen's agenda.

    "I've always loved the whole Dave Grohl story of how he started Foo Fighters and just did a whole demo album by himself. I'd love to do that," Van Halen said. "I feel like I can play drums, bass, guitar, kinda sing, I guess. I can kinda decide whatever I want to do. I feel like it's just kind of open-ended. I definitely would like to be a drummer in a band at some point. There's no limit, really."

    In the announcement, Van Halen notes that, "It's been a long time coming and I can't wait for everyone to hear what I've been working on." Explorer1 Music Group CEO Paul Woolnough says, "While I knew it was going to be something special, when I was first invited to the studio, nothing prepared me for the quality, uniqueness and maturity of the songs that blasted out of the monitors. It's an absolute honor to be working with Wolfgang and his team and being part of the next chapter in the Van Halen family legacy."


 

 

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