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Surfing With the Alien

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An album by Joe Satriani

No Description Available  No Track Information Available  Media Type:CD  Artist:SATRIANI,JOE  Title:SURFING WITH THE ALIEN  Street Release Date:08/03/1999  Domestic  Genre:ROCK/POP … see full wiki

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Outstanding instrumental rock

  • Sep 18, 2000
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+5
I challenge anyone to release a more accessible instrumental rock album than Joe Satriani's "Surfing With the Alien." I don't play guitar myself, but that is hardly an impediment to enjoying his music...and that's probably the best thing about Joe -- you don't need to be a musician yourself to love his songs.

Surfing With the Alien was Joe's first successful record, and after listening to it just once you'll understand why. Joe eschews needless self-indulgence like most 'guitar heroes' and just plays rocking songs with interesting melodies. My favorite songs are "Crushing Day" -- an exhilarating song with mind-bending solos and some good hooks -- and "Echo" -- a great track that flows naturally and beautifully. Every other song here is excellent, from the epic and orchestral-sounding "Hill of the Skull" to the pretty ballad "Always With Me; Always With You."

I highly recommend this album to guitar players and rock fans alike.

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Label: Sony
Artist: Joe Satriani
Release Date: August 3, 1999

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