My goodness! Yep, I would say Zappa all the way. I like Steve but I'd have to be stoned to enjoy this music, although I DO appreciate the skill it took to play such a....I don't even know what to call it. My favorite Steve Vie solo is, of course, from Crossroads at the devils head cuttin'.
P.S. I think I'll listen to it again.....
Ya...that was kinda my response. That was whack even for Vai! Made my eyes cross!