Alien Love Secrets

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Alien Love Secrets
EP by Steve Vai
Released March 21, 1995 (1995-03-21)[1]
Recorded The Mothership Studio in Hollywood Hills
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 33:26
Label Relativity
Producer Steve Vai
Steve Vai chronology
Sex & Religion
Alien Love Secrets
Fire Garden
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Alien Love Secrets is an EP by guitarist Steve Vai, released on March 21, 1995 through Relativity Records. The EP reached No. 125 on the U.S. Billboard 200[2] and remained on that chart for two weeks.[3] It was written and recorded in less than six weeks as a stripped-down guitar, bass and drums record with minimal keyboards. According to Vai, he had wished to maintain a steady output of material following his 1993 album Sex & Religion, but the recording process for the 70+ minutes of his subsequent 1996 album Fire Garden was taking too long. Alien Love Secrets was therefore purposely released in anticipation of Fire Garden.[4]

Notable tracks include "Bad Horsie", which was derived from a riff played by Vai during the final scenes of the 1986 film Crossroads; "Juice" was featured on the soundtrack of the 1996 PlayStation video game Formula 1; "Ya-Yo Gakk" is a call and response interplay with vocal recordings of Vai's young son Julian; "Tender Surrender", one of Vai's most popular songs, bases itself around a familiar sound, structure and tempo as Jimi Hendrix's "Villanova Junction Blues" from his 1999 live album Live at Woodstock, although written in a different key; and "The Boy from Seattle", which is a tribute to Hendrix written by Vai.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Steve Vai.

No. Title Length
1. "Bad Horsie"   5:51
2. "Juice"   3:44
3. "Die to Live"   3:53
4. "The Boy from Seattle"   5:03
5. "Ya-Yo Gakk"   2:52
6. "Kill the Guy with the Ball"
  • "b] The God Eaters"  
7. "Tender Surrender"   5:01
Total length:


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1995 Billboard 200 125[2]


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