Sunday, September 8, 2013

CD Review: Joe Satriani's U.S. Tour Will Have "Unstoppable Momentum"

Guitarist extrodinare Joe Satriani has easily become one of the top instrumental performers to have ever picked up the instrument. His second solo album, "Surfing With The Alien" has reached platinum status and his recent collaboration with the band, Chickenfoot has made them one of the top hard rock bands of today. This past May, Satriani found time to release his fourteenth solo album, "Unstoppable Momentum," which debuted at #42 on the Billboard Album chart and he recently embarked on a solo tour which runs through the U.S. and Canada for the next two months.
His new album begins with the title song, "Unstoppable Momentum" as sort of a warm-up for himself and the band, giving little hints of excitement while showing a harder edge to his playing. Satriani gets a little bluesy on "Can't Go Back," before going off on "Lies And Truths" as he plays his heart out, changing tempos and ripping off guitar shredding solos. He lets his feelings pour into the quick 90-second performance of "I'll Put A Stone On Your Cairn," before returning to his classic big rock sound on "A Door Into Summer." He closes the album with epic sounding "The Weight Of The World," which almost sound like a missed opportunity for Chickenfoot and the up-beat, fun sounds of "A Celebration."
For a complete list of tour dates, as well as information on the new album, "Unstoppable Momentum," please visit

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