DAVID LEE ROTH

(UNITED STATES)

SKYSCRAPER

(1988)
LABEL:

WARNER

GENRE:

HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening, Happy, High-pitched vocals, Rasping vocals
"With its technical qualities and impressive instrumental demonstrations, "Skyscraper" is a hard rock must-have and certainly represents the peak of David Lee Roth's solo career."
STRUCK (12.08.2008)  
5/5
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Two years after "Eat'Em And Smile", which was acclaimed by the public and the media, the fantastic frontman David Lee Roth returns with his dream band to give us again a lot of pleasure. As a reminder, the band includes Gregg Bissonnette on drums, Billy Sheehan on bass and most importantly, six-string genius Steve Vai

"Skyscraper" begins with the frantic "Knucklebones" in which the couple Diamond Dave/Steve Vai takes the recipes of the success of the previous opus but pushed to the paroxysm of the capacities of each of the two stars. In this respect, "Skyscraper" is a little more marked by the performances of Steve Vai who, in addition to taking care of the musical part of the compositions, is credited with the production of the album, thus letting augur what will be his future solo testimony, "Passion & Warfare".

Each title of "Skycraper" is thus the pretext to place breathtaking plans filled with technicality to which his mates of play, and in particular Billy Sheehan, come to mix with a hallucinating mastery (the solo of "Bottom Lines"). The climax is the hallucinating 'Hot Dog And A Shake', pretext to a dizzying solo of Steve Vai that nothing seems to be able to stop and on which David Lee Roth offers brilliant vocal deliriums sticking perfectly to the ambient musical madness.

But for the general public, the album will remain especially engraved in the memories for the mega-tube 'Just Like Paradise' with the chorus that all the readers who crossed the years 1980 must have hummed at least once in their life! For the same reasons, we will quote the semi-acoustic 'Damn Good' with its country flavour, in which the warm choice of Diamond Dave will bewitch you. At this game, we could easily quote all the titles, either for their technically amazing musical content, or for the fabulous show proposed by Diamond Dave.

With its technical qualities and its instrumental demonstrations, "Skyscraper" will be considered as more experimental than its predecessor. Excellent springboard for the musicians who took part in its elaboration, Billy Sheehan will set up thereafter his own group Mr Big and Steve Vai will launch out in a solo adventure of which we know the success. This second and unfortunately last testimony with this formation is obviously an essential of the hard rock and represents certainly the summit of the solo career of David Lee Roth.
- Official website
SIMILAR BANDS:
VAN HALEN, STEVE VAI

TRACK LISTING:
01. Knucklebones
02. Just Like Paradise
03. The Bottom Line
04. Skyscraper
05. Damn Good
06. Hot Dog And A Shake
07. Stand Up
08. Hina
09. Perfect Timing
10. Two Fools A Minute

LINEUP:
Billy Sheehan: Basse
David Lee Roth: Chant
Gregg Bissonnette: Batterie
Steve Vai: Guitares
   
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KINGEDDIE
24/10/2022
 
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@Torpedo
C'est "Just like Paradise"et que tu aies pu traverser les années 80 sans avoir entendu DLR en solo c'est étonnant...
STRUCK
24/10/2022
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Normal, tu es le petit français qui n'a pas connu MTV
TORPEDO
24/10/2022
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Juste pour dire que j'ai traversé les années 80 et que je n'avais jamais entendu le refrain de 'Just Lie Paradise' jusqu'à ce que je l'écoute après avoir lu cette chronique...
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