Joe Satriani is reissuing Surfing with the Alien – without guitar solos

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Joe Satriani’s classic 1987 album Surfing with the Alien went a long way toward crystallizing the Eighties instrumental shred electric guitar movement.

Now, Satch is reissuing the effort as an exclusive release for Record Store Day – with all those classic solos removed.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.