Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Album: Skyscraper
# Song Title   Time
1)    California Girls
2)    Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody
3)    Knucklebones
4)    Just Like Paradise
5)    Bottom Line, The
6)    Skyscraper
7)    Damn Good
8)    Hot Dog And A Shake
9)    Stand Up
10)    Hina
11)    Perfect Timing
12)    Two Fools A Minute
 
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: David Lee Roth (vocals); Steve Vai (acoustic & electric guitars); Brett Tuggle (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Billy Sheehan (electric & fretless basses, background vocals); Gregg Bissonette (drums, percussion, background vocals); Richie Raposa (programming); Magic Moreno, Gary Falcone, Joe Pizzulo, Tom Kelly, Tom Funderburk (background vocals).
  • Recording information: Amigo Studios, North Hollywood; Capitol Records Studio; Lion Share Recording Studio, Los Angeles; Smoketree Studio; SNS Studios; Stucco Blue Studio; The Power Station, NY.
  • Photographer: Galen Rowell.
  • For his second full-length solo album, 1988's SKYSCRAPER, David Lee Roth decided to experiment with his expected heavy-rock style. Synthesizers played more of a prominent role than they had in the raging hard rock of EAT 'EM AND SMILE, and Billy Sheehan's bass heroics were toned down a few notches (resulting in his exit from the band just after the record's release). Guitarist Steve Vai co-produced the album with Roth, providing another key factor in the music's new direction. Vai, previously a member of Frank Zappa's band, gave SKYSCRAPER a quirky edge.
  • On SKYSCRAPER, Roth stresses songwriting over instrumental virtuosity this time around-with often-grand results. The epic, sonically rich title track was comparable to little else at the time (or, for that matter, anything else since), while the single "Just Like Paradise" was the top-ten hit that pushed SKYSCRAPER to platinum status. Other highlights include the new wave dance sounds of "Stand Up," the gorgeous pop rocker "Hina" (which deserved to be a single), the nostalgic acoustic ballad "Damn Good," and the rockers "Knucklebones," "The Bottom Line," and "Hot Dog and a Shake." Unfortunately, SKYSCRAPER and the subsequent tour marked the last collaborations between Vai and Roth.
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Skyscraper on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top