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I saw Yngwie for the first time on Saturday, despite being a fan 20+ years. It was worth the wait! There was a good mix of old and newer stuff in the set, though playing along to the classical stuff on tape was kinda weird. Derek looked really bored on keyboards and was hard to hear.

We had to wait 50 minutes after the opening band, which I missed, due to technical problems with YJM's rig.

I recently saw Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani, and YJM was better than both, though EJ was really good too. Still, YJM is a much better performer, very natural onstage, and his fast improvising was much more musical. JS put me to sleep with his stuff, and I even left early, though I like his playing. I expected more from JS. YJM exceeded expectations.

I must say that of the 3, YJM gave off more of that "I'm a legend for a reason" vibe, not on purpose, but just because there he was, doing what only he does, his way, dead-on, true to himself like always. Even the old-ass beat-up looking amp cabinets were "real". It was cool.

Rock on!
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#2
Good stuff man. Glad you enjoyed it.
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I saw him at the Berklee auditorium in Boston in like November or February, awesome show. Did he do that bluesy song for you guys too? It was awesome...there was shredding bits in the blues scale and he sung a little too! Anyway he's awesome on stage, throwing picks into the crowd every 30 seconds and really hyping the crowd.
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yngwie has no style. joe satriani has ten times more style and he can play faster. listen to those insane legat fiffs people. yng cant match that ****
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yngwie has no style. joe satriani has ten times more style and he can play faster. listen to those insane legat fiffs people. yng cant match that ****


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I saw Yngwie for the first time on Saturday, despite being a fan 20+ years. It was worth the wait! There was a good mix of old and newer stuff in the set, though playing along to the classical stuff on tape was kinda weird. Derek looked really bored on keyboards and was hard to hear.

We had to wait 50 minutes after the opening band, which I missed, due to technical problems with YJM's rig.

I recently saw Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani, and YJM was better than both, though EJ was really good too. Still, YJM is a much better performer, very natural onstage, and his fast improvising was much more musical. JS put me to sleep with his stuff, and I even left early, though I like his playing. I expected more from JS. YJM exceeded expectations.

I must say that of the 3, YJM gave off more of that "I'm a legend for a reason" vibe, not on purpose, but just because there he was, doing what only he does, his way, dead-on, true to himself like always. Even the old-ass beat-up looking amp cabinets were "real". It was cool.

Rock on!
Randy Ellefson

P.S. Check out my own YJM-inspired licks on "Still at Large" from my first album: http://www.randyellefson.com/albums/thefirebard.html


Hey man, i saw you at the satch show, i believe. I was basically in front and then behind you till some guy puked everywhere, and i left for an overpriced drink. Ramshead, right?

nice review too, id love to see yngwie, andp ersonally i thougth satch was great, but thats just me.
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yngwie has no style. joe satriani has ten times more style and he can play faster. listen to those insane legat fiffs people. yng cant match that ****

I bet we all care, elitist.

/sarcasm]


Funny thing is, anyone who plays has a style...Especially when you practically invent a new one (like Yngwie...)


Btw, Yngwie is one of the best live performers, hands down.
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yngwie just took what rhoads did and abused it. original? no
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yngwie has no style. joe satriani has ten times more style and he can play faster. listen to those insane legat fiffs people. yng cant match that ****


how can you say such a thing about YJM? thats the most idiotic remark ive ever heard anyone say. yngwie is a god, and no one could match him..and fyi yngwie didnt copy randy rhoads he didnt copy anyone. he lived in sweden and he was inspired by jimi hendrix, i have to give him props for all the progress he has made since alcatrazz.
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Hey man, i saw you at the satch show, i believe. I was basically in front and then behind you till some guy puked everywhere, and i left for an overpriced drink. Ramshead, right?

nice review too, id love to see yngwie, andp ersonally i thougth satch was great, but thats just me.


Yep, it was Ramshead. How did you know it was me there? You're right - some guy puked like two feet to one side of me and a big open space cleared around it.

I don't know why, but Joe wasnt doing it for me that night. It just sounded like rambling improvising, and dive bomb tricks. I didn't know a lot of his more recent stuff, but I can still pick out songs. I just didn't "get him" that night. His legato was killer though. I actually started working on mine more right after that!
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Yep, it was Ramshead. How did you know it was me there? You're right - some guy puked like two feet to one side of me and a big open space cleared around it.

I don't know why, but Joe wasnt doing it for me that night. It just sounded like rambling improvising, and dive bomb tricks. I didn't know a lot of his more recent stuff, but I can still pick out songs. I just didn't "get him" that night. His legato was killer though. I actually started working on mine more right after that!


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how can you say such a thing about YJM? thats the most idiotic remark ive ever heard anyone say. yngwie is a god, and no one could match him..and fyi yngwie didnt copy randy rhoads he didnt copy anyone. he lived in sweden and he was inspired by jimi hendrix, i have to give him props for all the progress he has made since alcatrazz.

well said, Rhoads isn't even a big influence to Yngwie. He says Hendrix and Blackmore are his biggest influences.
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^ not forgetting the baroque period music composer, bach, vivaldi and whatnot...
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Yep, it was Ramshead. How did you know it was me there? You're right - some guy puked like two feet to one side of me and a big open space cleared around it.

I don't know why, but Joe wasnt doing it for me that night. It just sounded like rambling improvising, and dive bomb tricks. I didn't know a lot of his more recent stuff, but I can still pick out songs. I just didn't "get him" that night. His legato was killer though. I actually started working on mine more right after that!


well, for one i believe you were wearing a jacket with you're name all over it, were you not?

and i recognized you off some videos i've seen/you've posted a while back.
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yngwie just took what rhoads did and abused it. original? no





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yeah you're right. Now I remember! Say hello next time


i wouldve but it would have been a little wierd

"Hi! i know you from an internet forum i think maybe! nice jacket!"

i was going to comment on the jacket though, in the event it wasnt you, but you'd left before i saw ya on my way out.
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man rhoads started the whole classical influenced lead guitar thing.... CHUCK NORRIS CAN KISS MY ASS. i shouldnt have said that
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^Well, you've got a point there.

RR did greatly contribute to neo-classical. But Yngwie still has a much different style, regardless of genre.
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#24
Don't forget about Blackmore.
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man rhoads started the whole classical influenced lead guitar thing.... CHUCK NORRIS CAN KISS MY ASS. i shouldnt have said that



dude first off i am a huuuuuuge randy fan.......but when i hear yngwie and i hear randy......i dont hear that many similarities......yes he helped start classically influenced guitar but he was doing much much much more than just classical sounding stuff.....on the other hand yngwie does almost exclusively neo stuff so there.....



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Don't forget about Blackmore.


Yeah that's why I said "greatly contributed" instead of "started."

Because we all know Blackmore was a pioneer in neoclassical.
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#27
Sorry, my post was in response to the dude above you.
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#28
Ah.

No offense taken. Just extending your point.
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#29
Great man. His live shows are awsome. I always to tell people to seem him live because IMO in his live preformaces you feel such energy and "emotion" from him. When i went to see him i wanted to stay but my friend starting puking all over me so i had to leave near the end. Great stuff though

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#30
I wanna see Yngwie too!
Wasnt Paganini one of Yngwies greatest influences? I dont remember reading that Rhoades was influenced by Paganini, altough Rhoades had formal Classical Guitar lessons so idk.
#31
I just saw Yngwie at the House of Blues in New Orleans about 30 minutes ago. He puts on a good show.
#32
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#33
Yeah, I saw him in Nashville back in December and he looks like he's lost some weight. Still not the old-Yngwie, but he's defintely skinnier than he is in, say, the G3 Denver DVD.
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#34
I saw YJM at a Country Fair along with Jefferson Starship last year in a tent


The tent was filled with middle aged wealthy white people, and a group of kids with down-syndrome, it was the funniest thing in the world to see everyones reaction to his music
#36
middle aged wealthy white people- looks of disgust when YJM went into his incredibly fast, blazing loud licks


tards- did what they normally do--shat their pants and talked about legos
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Yep, it was Ramshead. How did you know it was me there? You're right - some guy puked like two feet to one side of me and a big open space cleared around it.

I don't know why, but Joe wasnt doing it for me that night. It just sounded like rambling improvising, and dive bomb tricks. I didn't know a lot of his more recent stuff, but I can still pick out songs. I just didn't "get him" that night. His legato was killer though. I actually started working on mine more right after that!

Thats basically exactly what I thought about the Satch show I went to. EJ was way better than Satch IMO.
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