The Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, (aka Yngve Malmsten, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Yngwie Johann Malmsteen) is best known for his scalloped fingerboards and his Neo-Classical shredding, 'a genre of rock that draws influence from classical composers the likes of Bach, Vivaldi, and Paganini', it says here. For most of us, he is a complete mystery, for most of us do not read magazines about guitars written for budding guitar heroes, in which he is a permanent fixture.
Many people might be uncomfortable listening to Neo-Classical shredding. But now Malsteem has released a blues album, which we can all enjoy. As he says, "That’s something people don’t realise about me – I do have a strong interest in the Blues. So, when Mascot came to me with the suggestion of doing an album of songs in this style, it didn’t faze me at all. In fact, it seemed so natural.” And he has made a video to accompany the song, which is sure to attract attention.
Yes, we can all agree that this video was a unique viewing experience.