Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God"—in this new edition featuring an all-new chapter on Joe's latest album, Shockwave Supernova, and bonus interviews!
Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. Joe’s 6-string secrets have astounded listeners around the world for nearly 30 years.
In Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Satriani and coauthor, music biographer Jake Brown, take fans on their first authorized tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the creative odyssey involved in writing and recording a storied catalog of classics including “Surfing with the Alien,” “Summer Song,” “Satch Boogie,” “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Extremist,” “Flying in a Blue Dream,” “Crowd Chant,” and more.
Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, firsthand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio with Joe, giving fans a chance to get up close and personal like never before. With insider details about his collaboration with multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commentary from fellow guitar legends such as Steve Vai, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Primus’s Larry LaLonde, and legendary music producers including Glynn Johns and the late Andy Johns, this memoir offers a rare inside look for die-hard Satriani fans, guitar enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to rock.
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Absolutely loved reading this book. Learned so much. And now, if you excuse me, I am going to read it again. Bye for now.
Very inspirational read. If you are a fan of Satch, guitar or instrumental rock, you'll love it. Buy, read and re-listen his albums as you read things you never knew about the man, his music and 'behind the scenes' stories. I canceled all my commitments today and read this book cover to cover in one shot. Loved it!
Joe is undoubtedly a great musician and guitar player, but a book specifically about his recordings really wasn't that interesting. Even for a reader with an interest in guitars and gear it was a bit redundant and dull. Every chapter felt like a repeat of the previous chapter. Some of the interviews from others were okay, and some just took up space. I was expecting something a bit more interesting. Keep rockin Joe!