Re: Tool and Yankee Rose vs. Shy Boy...Letís discuss.
Tool... Honestly I haven't listened to a lot of Tool, but a few years ago I tried a couple of albums. I like a few songs, like "The Pot" because it rocks, but just couldn't quite connect very well with the band musically. Not sure exactly why? They seem like a band that I would latch on to, as I'm a huge fan of Rush, Floyd, If These Trees Could Talk, Distant Dream, and other progressive bands with long droney songs. Maybe they seem more percussion oriented as opposed to guitar?
David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile was a great album. That and Skyscraper are some of Vai's best work. He had to share the songs with DLR who takes up a lot of bandwidth... lol. Those albums are hard to put in a genre, I guess "hard rock" but somehow the word doesn't quite have enough oomph to describe DLR/Sheehan/Vai on their game. If you haven't listened to those albums, give them a try. At the time I was still sore over Van Halen breaking up, so I didn't want to hear either DLR or Van Hagar, but over the years I let that go... Sure beat listening to 90's grunge or 2000's whiner rock. Yankee Rose is a bit over the top, but I like the patriotic flare of it and dig Vai's tone/style. Shy Boy is just different and doesn't really fit the album, but I found out years later that it was written by Billy Sheehan so that explained it. Cool of DLR to put one of Sheehan's songs on the album.