Joe Satriani is one of my favorite guitarists. He is an inspiration and hero to me. He’s one of the reasons I play. He’s definitely high up in my top 10!!! Seriously, I love this guy’s music. He’s a genius. “Surfing With the Alien” is one of my favorite albums of all time. It’s one record I’ll never get tired of listening to. I like Joe’s other albums but nothing will top, “Surfing With The Alien” which is the most important album of his career. I have several of Joe’s albums in my collection and trying to collect his entire discography the best I can.
Sure, there are other instrumental shredders out there like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen (SP?), Eric Johnson, and others but I’m more of a Joe Satriani fan than all the others. I recently got into Al Di Meola, he counts as a virtuoso shredder!
I’ve even got the opportunity to see Joe Satch live on stage years ago when he opened for Deep Purple in Saratoga Springs. That’s a show I’ll never forget. Can’t remember what year that show was but it was a long time ago. Maybe sometime in early 2000. I would love to see Satch live again if he’ll ever play here again ’cause he doesn’t play the Capital District area hardly at all. Once in a blue moon, he’ll play a show here.
Someday, I’m gonna play guitar just as good as him. How come Satch isn’t the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet? He’s so worthy for sure!
I’m always reading Joe’s interviews through various guitar magazines and he always have interesting things to say. If you want proof of that read this interview here at Rollingstone.