Steve Vai’s ‘Flex-Able’

Steve Vai’s ‘Flex-Able’ is his first album (largely influenced by Frank Zappa) as a solo artist, rleased in January 1984 by Urantia Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Little Green Men (Steve Vai) – 05:39 . 2.Viv Woman (Steve Vai) – 03:09 . 3.Lovers Are Crazy (Steve Vai) – 05:39 . 4.Salamanders In The Sun (Steve Vai) – 02:26 . 5.The Boy/Girl Song (Steve Vai) – 04:02 . 6.The Attitude Song (Steve Vai) – 03:23 . 7.Call It Sleep (Steve Vai) – 05:09 . 8.Junkie (Steve Vai) – 07:23 . 9.Bill’S Private Parts (Steve Vai) – 00:16 . 10.Next Stop Earth (Steve Vai) – 00:34 . 11.There’S Something Dead In Here (Steve Vai) – 03:46

Musicians : Steve Vai – Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, * Sitar, Vocals, Bells, , Drum Machine, Drum Programming . Scott Collard – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Fender Rhodes . Larry Crane – Lyre, Xylophone, Bells, Vibraphone . Greg Degler – Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone . Peggy Foster – Bass . Chris Frazier – Drums . Chad Wackerman – Drums . Pete Zeldman – Percussion, Drums . Stuart Hamm – Bass, Sound Effects, Vocals . Bob Harris – Trumpet, Vocals . Billy James – Percussion, Drums . Paul Lemcke – Keyboards . Tommy Mars – Violin, Keyboards, Vocals . Lill Vai – Sound Effects . Joe Despagni – Sound Effects . Laurel Fishman – Vocals . Ursula Rayven – Vocals . Pia Maiocco – Vocals . Suzannah Harris – Vocals

Production : Produced By Steve Vai . Steve Vai – Engineer, Mixing . John Matousek – Mastering

Package : Aaron Brown – Design, Illustrations . Neil Zlozower – Photography

Recorded April–November, 1983 At Stucco Blue.

Released In January 1984 By Urantia Records.

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Ultimate-Guitar.com
Overall, this album is very very poor compared to the amazing standards of Steve Vai‘s work. Although very reminiscent of Frank Zappa and still containing Vai’s unmistakable tone, this album on the whole failed to impress me. […]

Metaltheater.com
I love it! Flexable contains Vai in his most Raw form. It’s fantastic. It’s also a very good example of his song writing abilities and orchestration. Some of Vai’s best material is on this CD. Virtually all of Flexable was record on a Fender Strat! […]

monkt @ RateYourMusic
if you’re a Vai fan, you probably don’t like this album but if his other albums don’t do much for you you might be pleasantly surprised by this one (his most interesting to my ears) […]

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