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Just like the rest of his discography!

This is the most entertaining thing that has come out of his career (skip the first 40 seconds):


Too bad I can't find the version with the music video - that's even better.
 

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Ah comme on.. what are you guys expecting?

Tell me a guitar player Instrumental album only where every new record is exciting like if its something never heard?

I really liked his last one and especially Wormhole Wizards
 

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Sounds like he dusted off the drum machine he used on Surfing.
Overall tonality - I'd have to go with The Extremist. :D

Yeah, it's Joe. He may not be breaking new ground these days but it's nice to see him nod back to some of his legacy riffs/styles.
 

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It's fine. Not the worst thing he's ever done, but not the best - sorta filler material on one of his albums. Maybe it'll grow on me over time.

Ah comme on.. what are you guys expecting?

Tell me a guitar player Instrumental album only where every new record is exciting like if its something never heard?

I really liked his last one and especially Wormhole Wizards
Better writing. His last one was really pretty good, and the two before that had some pretty great moments too. For the most part though, from Strange Beautiful Music through Wormhole Wizards, you've probably got about one album's worth of really great songs, and then a whole bunch of stuff a lot like this.
 

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Just like the rest of his discography!
Pretty much. Nothing against the guy, but his days of being at the top of the guitar world are long gone. Even if that's a nod to his past, it feels pretty dated, guitar-playing wise.
 

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This guy needs to get himself into a solid band. I love him and what he does, but he's a melody guy, and I think he needs some more solid riffs/grooves underneath his lead wizardry.
 

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For what it's worth, I'm keeping my expectations low like I did when he released Energy and A Door To Summer, since the albums they came from are both great. Hell, Thunder On High Mountain is one of the best songs he's written in years.

EDIT: Seriously, that riff.


This guy needs to get himself into a solid band. I love him and what he does, but he's a melody guy, and I think he needs some more solid riffs/grooves underneath his lead wizardry.
He did. And we got Chickenfoot from it. :ugh:
 

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This one doesn't really go anywhere. Nothing pops out at me.

Surfing With the Alien changed my life. Incredible compositions and not a single wasted note.
 

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I respect Joe but starting 3 decades or so ago he started the "guitar soloing over bland backfround" thing I have never got into. Today its morphed into a million home made youtube shred guys playing major key shred over elevator music / bland mind knumbing backing tracks. What used to be practice is not a limp neo-artform..... but hey that just me.

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I meant a band with an actual rhythm section :flame:
They *had* an actual rhythm section. What they didn't have was songs; Sammy is the only one who can write, and his well dried up long ago.
 

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They *had* an actual rhythm section. What they didn't have was songs; Sammy is the only one who can write, and his well dried up long ago.
The single best thing about Chickenfoot was it gave Joe an outlet for the Led Zep side of his musical personality. I don't think it's at ALL a cooincidence that the number of songs of his based around simple blues rock riffs with blues-based melody lines with, like, one odd note for color dropped WAY off after he started working with Chickenfoot, and the quality of his solo material writing got (IMO) a lot, lot better.

For what it's worth, I'm keeping my expectations low like I did when he released Energy and A Door To Summer, since the albums they came from are both great. Hell, Thunder On High Mountain is one of the best songs he's written in years.

EDIT: Seriously, that riff is one of the best Satch has done in years.


He did. And we got Chickenfoot from it. :ugh:
Yeah, that album ruled, hard, and Door Into Summer was forgettable compared to that tune. Though, I DID like Energy, although I think it functions a lot better as an album opener than a standalone track.
 

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Not really feeling this one, almost like a Super Colossal leftover, but at least with better production. I do like the huge sounding chords on the outro.
Agreed, his chords sound amazing but nothing proactively bringing me into to listen to it again.

I never thought he would go back to being so tammed but only pushing the bar more due to recent albums. So I'm really bummed by it honestly.
At least I know he will at least have a few songs with killer melodies.
 
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