Surfing With The Alien (album) by Joe Satriani

Surfing With The Alien
Surfing With The Alien by Joe Satriani (1987)
Overall rank: 2,304th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1987 (42nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (363rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,304th)

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From Fischman 01/02/2019 03:07
Not just a walking shredder, but also a solid composer capable of creating meaningful melody. This album sits atop the more one dimensional examples of the shred generation.
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From glynspsa 06/27/2017 16:58
To me this is brilliant but i love to listen to extended guitar solos and jamming. Satriani has an amazing command of the guitar he always sounds so in control like a jedi master with his craft. Special album from a special player. Possibly the greatest technical guitar player ever.
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From RoundTheBend 04/29/2016 23:54
Obviously lacks songwriting. A one off song is probably tolerable of someone wanking on the guitar like this, but a whole album is torture.

Yes great guitar tone and technique, but that's like only 20-30% of what makes a good album... so that means he's 20-30% awesome in my book.
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From junodog4 07/19/2013 17:44
My brother in-law was a Joe Satch fan-boy. He loved all the 'guitar gods' (Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather). He tried so hard to get me to appreciate this album. Don't get me wrong - amazing technical skill. But I don't see the emotion, the storytelling, the atmosphere. I just hear doodling. Some might call it wanking.
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From Jasonconfused 11/20/2012 22:05
Oh yea! Satriani baby! Such a diverse player. Doesn't get as much credit as he deserves. At least not from the shred/virtuoso fanboys.
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