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|1. Surfing With the Alien|
|2. Ice 9|
|3. Crushing Day|
|4. Always With Me, Always With You|
|5. Satch Boogie|
|6. Hill of the Skull|
|8. Lords of Karma|
|1. Ice 9 (DVD)|
|2. Memories (DVD)|
|3. Midnight (DVD)|
|4. Rubina (DVD)|
|5. Circles (DVD)|
|6. Lords Of Karma (DVD)|
|7. Bass Solo (DVD)|
|8. Echo (DVD)|
|9. Hordes Of Locusts (DVD)|
|10. Always With Me, Always With You (DVD)|
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Almost 15 years on, "Surfing" has become a sought-after album by most aspiring rock guitarists, and is frequently referenced by mainstream music magasines using terms such as "Influential", "Original", "Innovative" etc.
Satriani has a knack of making the mundane sound interesting, and the interesting sound stratospherically fascinating. It's not just a showy jumble of notes played really fast. there are tasteful phrases, riffs, and some astounding acoustic moments, and of course, some good ol' toe-tapping RAWK!
It's not for everybody. Westlife fans will hate it. However, anyone open to music played well, no matter what genre will love this album.
It does absolutely rock of course and sounds awesome played loud but I don't think it will do as much for people who aren't fans of instrumental guitar music.
So what are all the big Satch fans loving about this? Well, it starts off with the amazing, can't sit still, highspeed "Crushing Day" followed straight away with one of the most beautiful instrumental ballads "Always With Me, Always With You" and the innovative "Midnight" which sounds great through a good hi-fi.
If you enjoy this, you should of course check out the rest of Joe's releases but in particular (and relating to SWTA) I would recommend The Extremist, Crystal Planet (in my opinion, Satch's greatest work), Flying In A Blue Dream and his latest, "Is There Love In Space?".
YES is the short answer. I understand he originally gave lessons to Steve Vai so i guess he knows his stuff.
If you like it check out Vinnie Moore, a British widdley diddley guitarist.
By this album, play it loud but don't try it at home, you'll only hurt yourself.....