Joe Satriani: Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic (February 1990)

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By Scott Goldfine

Guitar-slinging sensation Joe Satriani kicked off the first of a sold-out two-night stand at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Thursday. Satch, supported by a drummer and bass player, displayed technical brilliance on decibel-shattering renditions from his four-record catalog.

What Satriani lacked in personality he compensated for in virtuosity. And his bass player, Stu Hamm, turned in a breathtaking solo.

GRADE: B+

Recommended: Joe Satriani – Live in San Francisco (Amazon)

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