Joe Satriani – “Made of Tears” (2006 Super Colossal Tour)

Doesn’t it just warm the cockles of your heart that people go and watch guitarists nowadays, without a singer in sight? Who did that? Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, that’s who. It’s true, as we found out again at the May 20 gig at the Hammersmith Apollo, that it’s mainly a male audience, with the women in attendance mainly being WAGs. You have to start somewhere, and a lot more young women are starting to play guitar themselves and it’ll work through into audiences. We’ll post some stuff about that soon. A surprise at the May 20 gig was that Stu Hamm is back on base for this tour, despite the very public criticism in an interview by Satriani a couple of years back. As usual about a third of the audience booed him from his jazz-rock fusion deviations, but the rest cheered him to the rafters, especially when he turned in a brilliant 12-minute base guitar solo. Anyway, for me, Satriani is still the bollocks. Enjoy.


One Response

  1. There was a time when I would have been impressed by fast fingers and a wailing guitar- about thirty years ago…………

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