As stated before, “The Extremist” from Joe Satriani is one of my “must have” albums, and is usually on any device that I carry my music on. It’s one of those albums that just changed my perception of guitar playing. It was my true introduction into the music of Joe Satriani. Sure, I had a copy of “Flying In A Blue Dream”, but, quite frankly, never truly appreciated it. “The Extremist” changed my perception of Joe.
On “The Extremist” is probably one of my top 10 all-time favorite instrumentals. The song is called “Cryin'”, and it’s just a gorgeous melody, with beautiful phrasing. I always had hoped that Joe would play it at the several shows I have had the privilege to attend. He didn’t, so I will have to be happy with the below video until such a time he DOES play it live when I’m there.
Here’s a great fan-filmed video of Joe playing “Cryin'” at the Liverpool Philarmonic on October 6th, 2013. Enjoy!
Now that you have seen Joe play it live, check out some of these great cover videos I have found, as well.
First up is Vinai Trinateepakdee from 2013. I love his added legato runs in the interlude, as well as his flawless sweep picking. Great stuff!
More to come as I come across them!