#1
Yea, if you've read my other thread here, I'm preaty green to this whole concept of shred.

It wasn't but in the past 6 months mabey that I've been introduced to Steve Vai, Satch, Wingnut Valvestem (term of indearment.. love the dude!, sad it's not an origenal creation like I thought my term of endearment was ), and Petrucci. Just last night I was introduced to Jethro Tull's (who I had only heard the name of on here, and nothing else) Locomotive Breath.

Ever since I watched the live in tokyo dvd, I've wanted to hear more of these guys, especially the great Satch-Mo himself.

I'm quite in love with bluesy stuff currently, so what would be an awsome album to start off with when it comes to Satch?

I looked for a "recomendation thread" but didn't see one...
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#2
Surfing with the Alien is my personal favorite. I have em' all, though I haven't listened to em' all. I have tonnes of music I downloaded(The 'discography' of Al DiMeola for example) that I haven't listened to yet.
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#3
hmmmm....probably start with 'The Extremist'.
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#4
most people have their "Satch cherry" popped on 'Surfing with the Alien', though my personal favourite album of his is 'Crystal Planet'
#5
So what are they like, especially this one that every body has their satch cherry poped on? I mean, *sings* "what's it all about?" *end bad singing*
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#6
Surfing with the Alien(Or the Deflorinator), is:
Surfing with the Alien: http://youtube.com/watch?v=d6H7lbputCo
Ice 9: /
Crushing Day: /
Always with me, Always with you: http://youtube.com/watch?v=dqg4XeSbSbw
Satch Boogie: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FzHV4A7gBNs
Hill of the Skull: /
Circles: /
Lords of Karma: /
Midnight: /
Echo: /
/ means I couldn't find it right away.
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#7
Surfing With The Alien (SWTA) is a classic album and should be compulsory buying if you are a Satch fan or just getting into him.

I mentioned to get 'The Extremist' because it has more 'bluesy' playing on it, which you said you were into at the moment.
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#9
Midnight is awesome, I picked up Super Colossal a few months back, and i swear it has only left my CD player for Dream Theater
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^Oh go Poo on someone else's parade!

Sorry, couldn't resist .

Um... Ok... I should be out tomarrow buying stuff for the house, I'll check out surfing with the alien and the others mentioned , plus other things...

Anything else esential to check out in the area of shread, considering I already have malmsteen's rising force: marching out, P&W, and all the dream theator I can handle, + Liquid Tension Experiment. (thanks to a friend from my last church )
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#12
Yes, Brett Garsed's Big Sky is quite accessible.
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He's considered shred? Cool. I got his Venus Isle album! BEAUTIFUL stuff, but um... he have any album that is either mostly or completely solo (no vocals)?
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Quote by Outside Octaves
He's considered shred? Cool. I got his Venus Isle album! BEAUTIFUL stuff, but um... he have any album that is either mostly or completely solo (no vocals)?


Well, yeah, he is.

Most of his stuff is pretty 50:50 between vocals and instrumental stuff. You could check out Ah Via Musicom, plenty of vocals on it, but some great instrumentals too.
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Quote by Outside Octaves
^Oh go Poo on someone else's parade!

Sorry, couldn't resist .

Um... Ok... I should be out tomarrow buying stuff for the house, I'll check out surfing with the alien and the others mentioned , plus other things...

Anything else esential to check out in the area of shread, considering I already have malmsteen's rising force: marching out, P&W, and all the dream theator I can handle, + Liquid Tension Experiment. (thanks to a friend from my last church )


Oh I love Satch, I saw him and EJ live and it was amazing, it just depends on my mood.
#18
lucky shiteface! If only I could get to see a G3 live myself . too bad it'll be years before another us tour that comes near SC.
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#20
Ah. Eric opening for satch? Kinda wierd saying that... As both are on equal terms... they should have a 2fer show, not one opening for the other, lol.
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#21
Yea, I got SWTA, and might I say... WOH! *Satch Cherry Officially Popped* One HUGE Guitargasm!
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#22
I actually think SWTA is pretty dull compared to say Flying In A Blue Dream, or Crystal Planet.
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#23
Well Tom, I would have to say it's all subjective here.... .

It was down to between Supper Colosal, Satriani Live, Strange Beauty (if it's called that?), and SWTA. So I looked around for possibly some bucket head or petrucci, but Best Buy didn't have either! , so I went back and got the 1 copy of 2 that they had of SWTA, as SWTA is said to be a "must have album if your into Satch or just getting into him". And well... now I am very officially a complete and utter FANBOI of Satch :P.
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#24
The best album of Satch you can get to 'get into him' is Electric Joe Satriani, and that's a compilation of some of his best songs, has some remastered versions of his classics such as Surfing with the Alien as well.
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#25
I suggest you get the new live album Satriai Live. It contains the good old classics and songs from his newest album Super Colossal. You will get into his great songs and his incredible improvisation.
#26
Well, now that I have SWTA, I'll be a few weeks before I can go out again and get another album. But yea, I'll be needing to decide in these coming weeks which album I'm getting next so I know weither to go to Best Buy, or get it online with overnight/2-day shipping (I can't stand waiting too long for an album!).

I'm thinking of getting the Satriani LIVE! album next, and mabey if I get it online get buckethead's Colma too. Does that sound like a good combo?

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*Saunters off to find a tab book of SURFING WITH THE ALIEN*
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#27
I'd say go with Strange beutiful music. I didn't really care for Surfing with the alien but I can see how other people would like it. Can someone please explain to me what is so good about Flying in a Blue Dream? The first two tracks are great but I can carely listen to any thing else on it. Super Colossal and Crystal Planet are awesome, definately good to check out
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