Ok, I hate shred guitarists, but some reason I really dig Vai. I kinda ignored for a while, dismissing him as a mindless wanker. Then I heard him with Zappa and I got interested. So I find Fire Garden and The Ultra Zone for 6$ each. Great buys. I love these two albums. They are like proggy fusion records with well structured songwriting that isn't based around wankage. Sure he can wank , but he actually writes songs for the song , not for maximum wankage. Anyone dig?