Sometimes I have the privilege of reviewing a new CD or DVD and this week I received two in one - the 20 year anniversary edition of "Surfing with the Alien".
I just finished watching the DVD and it was excellent. I lost track of time because I was so enthralled with Joe's talent, he never disappoints. He's truly one of the masters of guitar. His style is hard to define, because its all his own. He mixes hard rock, instrumental rock, jazz and blues and created his own unique techniques.
Legendary bass player, Stu Hamm, is featured on the DVD and does this insane solo that defies description, its sort of like his bass was transformed into a guitar, banjo and harp during this song. Really cool.
If your a fan of "Satch" I highly recommend this new release, if you're not, listen to it and become a fan! It hits the stores on August 7th!
On a personal note, I need to make my next boyfriend either plays guitar or loves to listen to it as much as I do. No exceptions. Joe Satriani loves his guitar, I want a man with that kind of passion.
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