Guitar World Magazine
Joe Satriani called it the worst record he ever made, but his debut EP featured his most innovative work
In 1984, Satch released his first solo recording: a wild five-track effort that used the electric guitar for everything – even drums. We all know Joe Satriani as the electric guitar innovator who put instrumental shred on the map and taught some of the brightest talents to emerge from the ’80s and ’90s. Yet his earliest solo efforts – recorded long before Surfing with the Alien made him a household name in the guitar world – show another, more esoteric side to the guitar god, and one many fans may not be familiar with.