Joe Satriani: Super Colossal

Joe Satriani is my guitar hero. Thought that’s not the reason for blogging this. This album is — Super Colossal [UPDATE, Nov 2006: Music Video here]
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My favourites from “Super Colossal” are definitely “Ten Words”, “A Cool New Way”, and “Crowd Chant”. Never fails to uplift my spirit. I don’t really know how to articulate why I like them in particular. They just make me feel really good — especially those with simple chord progressions, moving from a ‘major’ to a ‘minor’ chord added with a powerful melodies.

I first discovered Satriani more than ten years ago, when a friend passed me a cassette (yes, cassette!) of an earlier album of his — The Extremist
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From then on, there was no turning back. I’ve been hooked to Joe Satriani ever since. I even bought some tabs for two or three of his albums. His mastery of pitch harmonics combined with the whammy bar… wicked. 🙂 Guitar genius at work. He plays fast but only when necessary. It’s the melodies that I enjoy the most, with that Metal/ Rock feel (to most tracks). I’ve found his albums more and more to my taste over the years, almost as if they are getting more melodic and comtemplative if you will, especially the “slower” ones.

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5 thoughts on “Joe Satriani: Super Colossal

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  2. Yeah me too, after watching his dvd concert Live in San Francisco, i also got hooked to Joe Satriani. So i got hold of all his albums and also was impressed by the simple chord progressions underneath his songs and how he would play around them. Especially Super Colossal album which is quite impressively simple u said it.
    Found this site trying to look for chord progressions i can load into my drum machine to improvise. Hoping to be as melodic as him and not sound mechanical.

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  4. JUST I CAN SAY THAT HE IS THE BEST….I REALLY FELL IN LOVE WHIT JOE SINCE I HEARD HIS POWER IN ROCK MUSIC WORL.
    OF COURSE HE IS MY FAVOURIT ELECTRIC GUITAR PLAYER.
    AS ONE IRANIAN I PROUD OF HIM. AND ALWAYS IN MY DREAM I SEE MYSELF NEAR JOE.
    KEEP YOUR FINGER CROSS,SO THAT ONE DAY I’LL BE ABLE TO SEE HIM AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE.
    I’M 18…AND WISH A GOOD LIFE FOR YOU!!!

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