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Artist: Joe Satriani

Title: The Extremist

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Joe Satriani The Extremist Album Cover


Category: Instrumental Rock

Year: 1992

Label: Relativity/ Sony Records (Japan)

Catalog Number: SRCS 5940


Joe Satriani all guitars, banjo, synthesizer
Gregg Bissonette drums
Matt Bissonette bass
Paulinho percussion
Andy organ
Brett Tugle organ
Phil Ashley synthesized strings and squeeze-box
Simon Phillips drums, tambourine
Nicky Hopkins piano
Bongo Bob electric drums, percussion
Jeff Campittelli cymbals


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

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Existing comments about this CD

From: TIM Date: January 10, 2003 at 15:13
My favorite album by Joe. The second really gets my blood going starting with "Summer Song." "Why" and "Motorcycle Driver" are also great.

From: Great Dane Date: January 11, 2003 at 10:03
Right Tim. This one hell of an album. The production is great, and hardly with a bad track. I havent heard his latest two releases. Are they any good.??

From: TIM Date: January 11, 2003 at 15:46
Crystal Planet had a couple of decent songs but the one after really sucked. The S/T is about the same as Crystal Planet maybe a tad better.

From: TIM Date: January 11, 2003 at 16:02
In my first statement it should have said "second half."

From: robert Date: February 6, 2003 at 15:52
yeahhhhhh!!! q pedazo d obra d arte instrumental!! es un disco 10 d un genio absoluto d la guitarra, tan brutal como el Surfing the alien. no os dejeis perder esta verdadera joya d sonido impecable y alucinante d guitarra. Con CRYIN se sale, que pedazo de baladote instrumental,tengo este disco desde el 92', y os prometo q no e dejao d oirlo jamas, de la calidad y la magia tan brutal q posee, gracias Jou, ERES tan grande como EDDIE V, STEVE V , JOHN S, GEORGE L, DANN H, NEAL S, STEVE L,....

From: manos Date: February 28, 2003 at 0:58
''Friends'' was always my favorite Satriani track!

From: Dusty Date: April 25, 2003 at 10:03
great stuff! A lot of cool songs like friends, summer song, crying. it's a great album. If you like instrumental rock, buy this one!

From: Rockfan Date: October 22, 2003 at 18:22
Great album...it's actually one of the best I own.There is not a single bad song on it! :-) "Friends" makes me think about mine friends, "Cryin'" almost makes me cry(I said almost,heh!!)... Pure perfection!

From: kern Date: May 3, 2004 at 13:32
if u thot god never exsisted...well satriani jus took over tht job....only difference is he'll be overtaking the guitar world.... the guy ROCKS!

From: vai(yeah rite!) Date: May 3, 2004 at 13:34
my national anthem...summer song

From: run2u Date: June 1, 2004 at 12:04
Maravilloso y preciosista.Aunque contiene toneladas de virtuosismo,el disco se sostiene gracias a buenísimas melodías,arreglos finísimos y una originalidad que pocos instrumentistas poseen.Geniales "Friends",el tema título,la alegre y cañera "Summer Song" y por supuesto "Motorcycle Driver",que ha sido durante años la sintonía del programa RockStar de la cadena40.Producción a cargo de Andy Johns,que le aporta un cierto toque AOR a esta cuidada obra maestra. (9'5/10) run2u69@hotmail.com

From: Craig B Date: July 8, 2004 at 11:49
By far the best instrumental album of all time! A killer album from start to finish. His guitar is like a voice in itself and still sends shivers down my spine every time I listen to it. Too many standouts on this but Friends and Blue Sky Happiness are my two all-time favourite Satriani tracks.

From: Roxas Date: October 24, 2004 at 23:16
Satriani's finest moment. The most beautiful collection of guitar based melodies i've ever heard. Beyond words... This album is out of this world.

From: Joan Date: November 11, 2004 at 14:12
Otro increible disco del genial Joe Satriani! Como siempre, cada canción es un mundo a parte,manteniendo esa calidad que lo diferencia del resto de guitarristas. X cierto, sigo teniendo orgasmos con Motorcycle Driver, jeje

From: charvel man Date: November 19, 2004 at 23:19
Great record. Summer song and motorcycle driver are kick ass. Saw Joe on the G3-03 tour great show. Steve Vai did a solo that my jaw is still on the ground from. Great record but pick up the live in frisco one it's way better! Keep jamin Joe!!

From: JORGE_CODAROCK Date: March 8, 2006 at 13:24

From: juan carlos Date: June 3, 2006 at 22:26
Si otro gran disco, discazo! el "surfing with the alien" es mejor que esta en mi humilde opinión aunque ni mucho menos tampoco. "cryin´" y "tears in the rain" son verdaderas joyas que hacen llorar a cualquiera! jeje.."Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness" "summer song" y "crazy" tambien estan buenas, aunque el resto solo regular IMO. Este junto al "surfing.." son clasicas de este genial hacha.. no.. esto tienes que tenerlo si o si, compra o muere. 9.3/10

From: roxas Date: January 1, 2007 at 6:22
The greatist guitar album of all time. Amazing... it makes you weep and makes you fly. It has everything, the stunning solo's the beautiful melodies. If Jesus Christ is an instrument he'd be Satch's guitar... and he's say..."I'm Jesus, I'm extreme...and I'm the extremist". "Friends" the ultimate anthem! This is guitar Heaven, make no mistake.

From: insane Date: April 28, 2007 at 10:15
What a pearl...another one! After "Surfing With The Aliens" this record RULES! Go Satriani!!! Summer Song blows my mind!

From: pie75 Date: August 5, 2010 at 8:50
roxas i almost agree but surfing and blue dream were slightly better to me but as for guitar heaven your not wrong there the guy is genius

From: guitarrizer Date: June 19, 2019 at 7:15
Amazing stuff, a first league of guitar art. One of my favourite albums.

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