MALMSTEEN MONDAY: YNGWIE SHREDS WITH THE NEW JAPAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
It’s a well-known truism that scores of past-their-prime guitar virtuosos are still huge in Japan where emphasis on musicianship is appreciated more than here in the States. But palying with a full symphony orchestra in front of thousands? Yngwie Malmsteen is a bonafide guitar God in the Land of the Rising Sun. The sheer audacity factor in this video is stunning — bad-ass Yngwie, in leather-pants, studded boots and a fucking fur coat — strutting his stuff with an entire symphony orchestra backing him up. If you actually doubted for a second that Yngwie doesn’t in fact think he is a God, the expressions on his face and pseudo-conductor hand-mannerisms say it all.
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