Overlooked Steve Vai masterpiece
J. Toad | Jacksonville AL | 01/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The day before it was released to the public, a local radio station played the Skyscraper album. I popped in a blank cassette, hit record, and the rest is history. I absolutely wore this thing out. I am a huge Steve Vai fan, and I still consider his time with Roth one of his most creative periods, and this album iced the cake. Listen to all the intros and fills and you will understand Vai's genius. He is the goofiest guitarist alive, and he got sounds out of his guitar that will make you scratch your head and grin. This album, as well as "Eat 'em and Smile," proves that Roth got the upper hand after the Van Halen saga. Nothing Eddie recorded with Sammy Hagar even comes close to the energy and creativity of these records. I was lucky enough to see Roth on this tour, and he was incredible. This is truly one of the best rock albums of the '80s. Although underrated, it does not disappoint. Listen and try not to smile. I dare you."