I had only been playing 2 years at the age of 13 when a friend of mine brought over the Surfing With the Alien tape and enthusiastically exclaimed, “You gotta check this out!” I’d never heard a guitar played like that before and it blew my mind. Everything was perfect. Even the Silver Surfer on the cover was cool. I went out and immediately purchased the tape and played it so much that it warped.
In the years that followed, I spent many hours trying to master Satriani’s style. He was and continues to be such an inspiration to me. Happy Birthday Satch, and many, many more!