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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing from start to finish, 18 Aug 2007
This review is from: Surfing With The Alien (Audio CD)
Joe satriani is no doubt an amazing guitar player. On Surfing with the Alien, he clearly shows that he can shred with the best of them but he also displays an incredible compositional talent and creativity. Blazing rockers like Crushing Day and the title track allow Satriani do show off his incredible talents, as almost every brilliant guitar trick in the book is used as he creates whirling flurries of notes that consistently stun the listener. There are groovy, bluesy tracks such as Satch Boogie and Ice 9 which are fun, brilliantly structured and endlessly listenable. He also shows diversity by writing beautiful and soulful songs such as Always With Me, Always With You and Echo. His playing here is so lyrical that it is clear that he absolutely doesn't need to sing, and his guitar communicates emotionally with the listener in a brilliant way. He experiments a bit on songs like Lords of Karma, which uses sitar to give off a strange Indian kind of vibe. Circles begins with a quiet, jazzy section before exploding into a hard rock section with some stunning solo work and Midnight is a suberb exercise in acoustic guitar finger tapping. The album's variety and creativity make it such an enjoyable and unique album.
Surfing with the alien is often seen as Satriani's best work. His guitar playing was never more lyrical and technically impressive, displayed by the themes and solos in every song. His compositional diversity was never wider either. All this adds up to make Surfing an enthralling listen, and one that anyone who likes guitar-orientated music at all should own. It will blow you away just like it did to just about everyone who first heard it back in 1987.
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