Joe Satriani is an extremely talented guitarist. Besides composing numerous deep, moving guitar pieces, he should also be noted for having instructed other notable guitarists such as Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett. Although he can really shred when he wants to, he doesn't just write songs to show off his speed, a la Yngwie Malmsteen. Most of his songs have loads of musical and compositional merit, in addition to guitar skill demonstration.

Joe's albums to date:
Joe Satriani discography:

Not of This Earth
Relativity Records (Studio Recording 1986)

  1. Not of this Earth
  2. The Snake
  3. Rubina
  4. Memories
  5. Brother John
  6. The Enigmatic
  7. Driving at Night
  8. Hordes of Locusts
  9. New Day
  10. Headless Horseman

Surfing With The Alien
Relativity Records (Studio Recording 1987)

  1. 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
  7. Circles
  8. Lords of Karma
  9. Midnight
  10. Echo

Dreaming #11
Recorded At The California Theater, San Diego, CA in June, 1988
Relativity Records (Studio/Live Recording 1988)

  1. The Crush of Love
  2. Ice 9
  3. Memories
  4. Hordes of Locusts

Flying In A Blue Dream
Relativity Records (Studio Recording)

  1. Flying In A Blue Dream
  2. Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
  3. Can't Slow Down
  4. Headless
  5. Strange
  6. I Believe
  7. One Big Rush
  8. Big Bad Moon
  9. The Feeling
  10. The Phone Call
  11. Day at the Beach
  12. Back to Shalla-Bal
  13. Ride
  14. The Forgotten (part 1)
  15. The Forgotten (part 2)
  16. The Bells of Lal (part 1)
  17. The Bells of Lal (part 2)
  18. Into the Light

The Extremist
Relativity Records (Studio Recording 1992)

  1. Friends
  2. Extremist
  3. War
  4. Cryin'
  5. Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness
  6. Summer Song
  7. Why
  8. Tears in the Rain
  9. Motorcycle Driver
  10. New Blues

Time Machine
Relativity Records (Studio Recording - Disk 1 1993/Live - Disk 2)

    Disc 1:

  1. Time Machine
  2. The Mighty Turtle Head
  3. All Alone
  4. Banana Mango 2
  5. Thinking of You
  6. Crazy
  7. Speed of Light
  8. Baroque
  9. Dweller on the Threshold
  10. Banana Mango
  11. Dreaming #11
  12. I am Become Death
  13. Saying Goodbye
  14. Woodstock Jam
  15. Disc 2:

  16. Satch Boogie
  17. Summer Song
  18. Flying in a Blue Dream
  19. Cryin'
  20. The Crush of Love
  21. Tears in the Rain
  22. Always With Me, Always With You
  23. Big Bad Moon
  24. Surfing with the Alien
  25. Rubina
  26. Circles
  27. Drum Solo
  28. Lords of Karma
  29. Echo

Joe Satriani
Relativity Records (Studio Recording 1995)

  • Cool #9
  • If
  • Down, Down, Down
  • Luminous Flesh Giants
  • S.M.F.
  • Look My Way
  • Home
  • Moroccan Sunset
  • Killer Bee Bop
  • Slow Down Blues
  • (You're) My World
  • Sittin' Around
  • Crystal Planet
    Epic Records Group (Studio Recording 1998)

    1. Up In The Sky
    2. House Full Of Bullets
    3. Crystal Planet
    4. Love Thing
    5. Trundrumbalind
    6. Lights Of Heaven
    7. Raspberry Jam Delta-V
    8. Ceremony
    9. With Jupiter In Mind
    10. Secret Prayer
    11. A Train Of Angels
    12. A Piece Of Liquid
    13. Psycho Monkey
    14. Time
    15. Z.Z.'s Song

    Engines of Creation
    Epic Records Group (Studio Recording 2000)

      Disc 1:

    1. Devil's Slide
    2. Flavor Crystal 7
    3. Borg Sex
    4. Until We Say Goodbye
    5. Attack
    6. Champagne?
    7. Clouds Race Accross the Sky
    8. The Power Cosmic 2000 Part 1
    9. The Power Cosmic 2000 Part 2
    10. Slow and Easy
    11. Engines of Creation
    12. Disc 2 (This was a bonus disc only available at certain places and in limited numbers, titled Additional Creations):

    13. Turkey Man
    14. Borg Sex (rock mix)
    15. Flavor Crystal 7 (rock mix)
    16. Until We Say Goodbye (techno mix)

    Live in San Francisco
    Recorded at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA in December, 2000
    Epic Records Group (Live Recording 2000)

      Disc 1:

    1. Time
    2. Devil's Slide
    3. The Crush of Love
    4. Satch Boogie
    5. Borg Sex
    6. Flying in a Blue Dream
    7. Ice 9
    8. Cool #9
    9. Circles
    10. Until We Say Goodbye
    11. Ceremony
    12. The Extremist
    13. Summer Song
    14. Disc 2:

    15. House Full of Bullets
    16. One Big Rush
    17. Raspberry Jam Delta-V
    18. Crystal Planet
    19. Love Thing
    20. Bass Solo
    21. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
    22. Always With Me, Always With You
    23. Big Bad Moon
    24. Friends
    25. Surfing With the Alien
    26. Rubina

    Strange Beautiful Music
    Sony Music Distribution (Studio Recording 2002)

    1. Oriental Melody
    2. Belly Dancer
    3. Starry Night
    4. Chords of Life
    5. Mind Storm
    6. Sleep Walk
    7. New Last Jam
    8. Mountain Song
    9. What Breaks a Heart
    10. Seven String
    11. Hill Groove
    12. The Journey
    13. The Traveler
    14. You Saved My Life
    15. The Eight Steps (Bonus track)
    16. Slick (Bonus track)
    17. Sources: and information gathered from my own collection.

    Joe Satriani grew up in Long Island, New York. A phenomenal solo artist in his own right, he also is responsible for the instruction of guitar gods Steve Vai and Kirk Hammet of Metallica. As a young man, he toured extensively around the world with various groups before returning to the states in the early 80's to form the Squares, which folded in 1984, due to failure in the pop market. This failure actually gave Satriani the freedom to expand his experimental ideas in guitar playing, composition, and actual guitar building. Soon, Satriani had released a self-titled EP, and began a short stint with the Greg Kihn band, playing on their album Love And Rock 'N' Roll.

    Satriani then wrote and released his first full-length solo album, Not Of This Earth, which was soon followed by the more finished and successful Surfing With The Alien. Without the aid of any vocal parts, this album went gold, and brought Satriani into the public eye, despite the general opinion that musicians like him were too technical and complex for commercial production. In 1988 he formed a more stable lineup, consisting of bassist Stuart Hamm and drummer Jonathan Mover.

    Known for pushing his instrument to its limits and beyond, Satriani has since expanded his talents to include banjo, harmonica, and vocal tracks, which can be heard on his more recent albums, most notably Flying in a Blue Dream. His 1993 double-album release Time Machine contains old and new tracks, and several live tracks from his Extremist tour in 1993.

    In 1994, Satriani joined Deep Purple, replacing Ritchie Blackmore, and has continued to produce solo albums. If you ever get a chance, check him out at G3, a more-or-less annual tour hosted by Satriani, Steve Vai, and whoever else they ask to play with them.

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