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(John Fowler)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Tue Aug 29 '00
11:58 pm

This was an excellent show, although not as good as the Crystal Planet tour, in my opinion. I'm just saying that for perspective, not to say that this was a bad show, because it wasn't -- it rocked. We had our usual pew 9 seats and brought along 2 newbies. Both of them loved it, the only complaint they had was that it was too cold upstairs. I was just a very little disappointed that there were so few selections played from the new album. I heard later about all the grief some folks gave Joe about too many new album selections on the Crystal Planet tour. I disagree, especially in regards to Crystal Planet, my second favorite album to date after SWTA.

House of Blues is an excellent venue to see Joe in. I first saw him at the Ritz in Raleigh and haven't been back since. No liquor and an extremely poor layout. Almost anywhere at HOB gives you an excellent view, and it usually doesn't get too crowded when Joe is there (sucks for the people who don't know what they're missing, but works for me). The place was almost empty for Steve Vai, but we still had a ball.

Thanks for surprising us once again with your incredible range, Joe. At this point, I think you've touched on just about every music genre except for rap -- not that I would ever ask for that. :)

rescuestud
(don robinson)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 22 '00
7:40 pm
The show was without a doubt, completely incredible. What he does with his music is beyond normal capabilites. Hope he comes back again next year.

JupiterCrash
(Michael Landstrom)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue May 16 '00
9:22 pm

Joe, Come back to South Carolina!!! My wife and I were blown away by your performance. Pure adrenaline. Had to make sure I was really there and not dream'n. Viva Minor Pentatonics!!!

Did anyone funk it up to the band playing outside after the show?? I thought it was James Brown's twin. Guy played some pretty mean guitar licks.

twelday
(Tina welday)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 15 '00
10:53 pm
WOW!!! I just want to start off by thanking Joe for such an awesome night. My feet never hurt so bad, but my ears never felt so good! (yeah, I saw the drunk guy yelling "F-You" and giving the finger. I think wew were standing right next to you and your girlfriend gutterboy.) This was my second Satch show, I saw him during the Crystal Planet tour at the same place. My boyfriend and I both agreed that this show was the better of the two. Joe was a lot more explosive, and he had a way of making you feel like he was playing just for you. I caught a pick from Stu, but failed at catching one from Joe. The guy in front of me got the pick from "Untill we say goodbye" and I almost cried. Oh well there is always next time, this will not be my last Satriani show!!! I let an uncultured friend listen to the album and she said "He doesn't sing?". My responce was "Some one who can make a guitar "sing" like that doesn't need to sing, you feel it without the words". Thanks again Joe for such and awesome show!!!

Blue Dream Flyer
(Wes Warlick)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat May 13 '00
4:57 pm
As a 17y/o budding guitarist who has only been playing about 3 years, this show was something else. Joe is my hero and this show only made me more intense about learing his music. This was the first time I have had the privilage to see Satch, and the 3 1/2 hour drive from Charlotte, NC was well worth it. The show was the best, I saw Kiss and Ted Nugent and Satch blew them out of the water. The effects and sound system was perfect. The only dowfalls was the Moron with the record cover and ax body. Buddy just give it a rest and let the GOD (Satch) do his job OK. I was also dissapointed that I didn't catch a pick, but my sprits were relifted as about 15 other "groupies" and I waited about 45 mins for Satch to come out and sign our stuff. So now I have a T-Shirt which I paid about $27 for hanging in my room with writting all over it. Not that I complaining. Highlights were the C.P. solo, simply amazing, seeing the snake guitar from about 10-15 feet away, Cermony, A Train of Angels, Love Thang and Stu's solo. So Joe, thank you for an unforgetable evening of beautiful music and an evening that I will never forget. Take care on the rest of the tour and come a lil closer to Charlotte, NC next time. Keep on writing that beautiful noise. Wes

jonnyblaze
(Jonathan Barbery)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue May 09 '00
6:08 pm
All i can say is WOW!!!! This was my first time seeing Joe even though i've been a HUGE fan of him for years, but this would have to be the best concert i've ever been to in my life. A little over 3hrs of music, Joe was blazing the fretboard with his wizardry and accuracy. Luckly, my bud Phillip won the backstage passes off of the website, so it was one of the greatest nights of my life. Eric, Stu, Jeff, and Joe were so cool and nice, which made it easy for me to talk to them. I had butterflies in my stomach the whole night, worrying about what i was going to say to Joe, i mean he is my idol. But he was so nice and gentle, just an ordinary guy, with and extrordinary gift. Me and Philip were happy to meet the other backstage winner kevin and his wife, very nice people. And of course Rob, hehehe yes, the wild man with the Surfing With The Alien record.lol And if any of you guys read this, feel free to email me. It's wonderful meeting people that love satch as much as i do. I will always remember you guys, and i'll see ya the next time Joe comes to Myrtle Beach!:) Thanx to Joe and Co. for the memories and the music.

jjsatchmo
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue May 09 '00
1:12 pm
The combination of an intimate venue, outstanding sound system, and an incredible performance by Joe and the guys was a treat. Joe was his usual blazing, accurate, crisp self and, although i have seen him five times before, I still sat there at times in disbelief. The guy is unreal! Looking around I saw lots of head shaking and amazement on people's faces. The rest of the band was great too...Stu's solo was too cool. I loved the set selection and they played for damn near 3 hours! What a show...definitely the best Satch I have seen (and heard). It MADE our trip down from Michigan.

Mojo420
(Patrick Smith)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue May 09 '00
12:18 pm
This was the second time I have seen Joe in concert and it was better than the first time!!!There wasn't an opening act so Joe just played for 2 1/2 nearly 3 hours.He broke out a lot of the classics from Surfing With the Alien and all the rest of the early stuff.He nailed the new stuff right on too.There are only two things that could have made this show better and that would have been if Joe played every thing he has ever released and then did an imporvisational solo for an encore.More importantly I would have liked to have had the chance to meet Joe.That being said it was still a concert I would have regretted missing.I knew just a few songs into the set that Joe was on a mission to blow every one away with his performance and he did.Joe as always was burning it up but it seemed like he was going all out this time.I can't wait for Joe to come any where near my region of the states again cause when he does I'm going to be there no matter how far I have to travel.My motto has always been "Have Satch, will travel".All in all this show was basically the master showing us once again and in full force that he is the best there is, the best there was and, the best there ever will be.If any of you out there get a chance to see Joe in concert I recomend you go.It's not an experience that is soon forgotten.As I said before I've seen Joe twice now and I rank both shows up there with the best I've ever seen.

tarheel Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 08 '00
2:27 pm

Definately the best Satriani show I have seen. Made the trip from Chapel Hill, NC and Joe didn't disappoint. Amazing how much use of the pedal he employs. And the new tunes jammed. Highlights were Crystal Planet guitar solo. The guy is so fast and accurate. Only drawbacks of the whole evening was the way too hard core House of Blues security and the idiot "Super Fan" that was front row with the album cover and guitar stock. Dude, whoever you are, you pissed alot of people off. Joe must have bounced about a half dozen picks off his bald head and he still couldn't catch one. But spent half the show bothering people by crawling around looking for them on the floor. The rest of the time, he held his damn album up in front of people, a few times trying to hand it to Joe to sign while Joe was in the middle of a solo. Suggestion for all concert goers, enjoy the show, but be respectful of others around you. Otherwise, what ever you do, DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW when it comes to your area. Even if you are not a Satch fan, Joe will make you one with his amazing talent, unmatched by anyone. I just hope he comes back through. The 3 1/2 hour drive was more than worth the trouble.

Thanks Joe and band, (nice touch with Eric on rhythm). And to all Joe fans, see you at the next show.

hizmetkar
(Can Guralp)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon May 08 '00
11:28 am

I have been listening to Joe's CD's for the last 4 weeks (Where have I been?). I found this web site and learned about his 2000 tour from the schedule. My wife and I drove from Raleigh NC (4 hrs), on Friday for a great treat. It was awesome. I always look for cases in daily life which define the word 'cool'. Well, Joe is one 'cool' dude, absolutely. His confidence with his instrument, his calm and modest stance to allow the pouring of his creativity simply through his finger tips, transformed to that awesome energy in multi-dimensional ambience riding on one of the ultimate applications of technology, a true sample of mastership and an example of excellence. In what ever we do if only we could emulate this type of 'excellence', the world would be a different place for the good.

One thing I was dissappointed during the concert was the mixing; the excessive forefront given to bass and drums, masked (sometimes muffled) the fine details Joe has presented in his CDs. Thanks for the experience. Thanks to the awesome foursome. Cheers.

Balky
(Bob Irvin)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 08 '00
6:07 am
All band members played fantastically! They were all full of energy and sent out a great vibe. A completely flawless performance. Eric played rythm guitar and that was a great thing to hear at a live Joe show. I don't recall that ever done before. It was cool! For you fans who really like to hear all the clasics, you won't be dissapointed. Joe's selection was a great collection of classic's. I'll list the setlist at the end of my review in case some of you don't want to know before you see an upcoming show. I've seen Joe perform 6 times prior to this one. I was looking forward to hearing alot of songs off the new album. He played 4. That's all. So to me this was a dissapointment. I liked the show but just wanted to hear a lot from the new album. (To me I really liked the fact that Joe played almost the entire Crystal Planet album when he was doing the C.P. tour.) After the show we checked out the souveniers. Then hung around the tour bus with about 15 others. If you want a souveneir here's what they cost so save up your $$$. $27 for a t-shirt (3 different kinds) $40 for long sleeve shirt and a bonus cd comes with it. $10 for a keychain or poster. $25 for ballcap. Back at the bus -it took only 35 min for Stu to come out and talk to us groupies. He was real nice. He has a new album coming out in July. I asked Stu if he had any guest guitarists on his new album. He said "No...most of them just want to wank for a few minutes then leave. But I do play piccalo bass." Stu was a funny guy. Then Jeff,Eric and Joe came out 10 min later. They talked to each person for about 5 minutes. It was more than a sign and run situation. That was a real nice surprise!!! I asked Jeff and Joe some questions: What happened to Jon Mover? "I'm not sure....He just kind of dissapeared" The new album is great, why not play more songs from it. "Well we played 4" (he said this in a tone like Isn't that enough) "The only time I played alot was during the Crystal Planet Tour and we received alot of not so positive feedback because of that" I told him that was too bad. I really like that tour and would have like to hear more from E.O.C. He also said "some of the new songs are tough to play live and some of the other guys might get bored playing them" I guess he might be right because many songs used synthesizer for bass and no bass guitar at all. So Stu might not have anything to do for these songs. All in all the show was great even though is wasn't what I expected. Meeting the band and having conversations with them was a huge bonus which made up for my own dissapoinment. Thanks Joe, Stu, Jeff & Eric for coming out to to us fans. Here is a complete setlist(I wrote it down during the show!): Time/Devil's Slide/Crush/Satch Boogie/Borg Sex/Blue Dream/ Ice 9/Cool #9/Circles/Until We Say/Ceremony/Extremist/Summer Song/(intermission)/Down,Down/Clouds Racing/Train/Rasp. Jam/ C.P./Love Thing/Stu solo/Potato/Big Rush/Always/Bad Moon/Friends/Surfing/Rubina

GUTTERbOY
(Philip Clifton)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 07 '00
10:05 pm
I cannot accurately describe this experience without using abundant profanity, but I'll see what I can do. "Time" was an amazing opener- the whole experience was very surrel at that point. For that matter, I'm still not sure if I was really there or if it was just a dream- it was almost too goosd to be true. The fun part was (besides the obvious) watching my girlfriend's jaw drop when Joe played the solo part of Devil's Slide. She probably enjoyed seeing mine on the floor, as well... I don't know how he does that! I especially loved Satch Boogie, Big Bad Moon, and Train of Angels (seeing the snake guitar from ten feet away.. man, that's cool-looking). I had to wait awhile for the concert to start (that may be normal, for all I know), but it was well worth it. Even the drunk fool who kept weaving his way near me and flipping Joe off while yelling "F--- YOU!" didn't bother me (Did anybody else see him? Long hair, baseball cap?). I was in heaven.

Metallica_1fan
(Andrew brookshire)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 07 '00
5:52 pm
Amazing show Joe. I am a college student who really is inspired by your music and love telling people about your remarkable talent. I've only been able to see you twice but I'm looking forward to more shows in the future. Best of luck in all you do, keep kickin ass!! p.s. thanks for the pick!!

??? Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 07 '00
1:43 pm
This was the 4th time I had seen Joe & the band...& they were very on & tight this evening. The first time, Jonathan Mover was the drummer & I was impressed with the tightness of His & Stu's collaboration...which allows Joe all that freedom to deliver that cosmic variety of guitar overtones. But since Jeff has joined the group the rhythm section is even better. The band pulled off great live renditions of the Engines of Creation material...I especially enjoyed Eric's & Joe's female/male guitar voices exchange in "Borg Sex". I would have liked to have seen more of that Eric/Joe interaction live , since I know that Eric contributed significantly on the new album. Joe played every song with enthusiasm & emotion, His love for his music was transmitted to a very receptive audience, especially during "Love Thing". Keep those creative juices flowing my friend, your musical statement is much more than entertainment to your fellow musicians, it's a voice that takes us on a journey that we cherish & one that helps us define who we are & what we want to say with our music. Take care on the road & have a great Tour....Michael

HEADSTONE
(kevin baxley)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 07 '00
11:47 am
Caught Joe at the HOB-Myrtle Beach- show and it was well worth the 2 hour drive from N.C. I last saw Joe in "90" {Flying In A Blue Dream Tour} but this performance was So much better. Stu and Eric sounded real tight with Joe's playing and the volume with the sound P.A. was perfect! I also bought the T-Shirt deal with the added bonus CD-more creations at the concert and i'm glad i was able to add this tto my collection!!! Thanks again Joe for the memories...

David and Laura
(David and Laura Levin)
Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 07 '00
10:34 am
As always Awesome, To Be Great is one thing, To Be Consistently Great puts Mr Satriani and Co in another League... A league that Mr Satriani is the Chairman of. Thanks for the Blissful Happiness I find at your Show. Sincereley and Respectfully, David Levin

Pulse Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 07 '00
10:03 am
As a free-lance concert reviewer for The Beat magazine, I can truly say I have never seen a better concert in my life!! He played for a little over 3 hours (with encores)!!!!! What an awesome 2 sets of music, and the 2 encores really showed Joe's constant appreciation for his fans. I was lucky enough to have a VIP pass to the aftershow meet-and-greet upstairs (my first time seeing Joe!), so I was totally blown away with the entire evening! Let me say that Joe was one of the most down to earth people one would ever want to talk to. No ego trippin' here! Kudos to Joe for signing all of my goodies, including the surfboard! I will try to send/post my review after it is published for any and all that may be interested. Keep on surfing the cosmic wave of vibeology and may the cosmos bless you all on the rest of the tour!! Already anxious for the next time around!!!! PEACE and LOVE!!! Rob Starr

sir_rufus Fri May 05 '00
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 07 '00
6:19 am
What can i say that hasn't already been said? I brought one of my bandmates who is strong into Hendrix/Vaughan playing and i'm pretty sure he was blown away from the first song at Joe's technique and speed. Some of my favorites from the show were time and raspberry delta v jam and well, just about every other song they played, to tell the truth. Stu Hamm held up his own end pretty decently, and when he turned the end of love thing into his bass solo, i just about lost it at how fast he got going. Jeff campitelli was a hard hitter and really brought the crowd in through his playing. One of the people behind me caught his drumsticks, and believe me, they were about as torn up after one show as about 2 months worth of playing from the drummer in my band. Also, i didn't stick around to get autographs, but i did catch a nicely shredded pick, so that was a highlight. I'm probably one of Joe's younger fans at 17, but believe me, as long as he's still playing, i'll still be listening to his music and going to his shows. On the funnier side, my dad was walking around the outside of the place and they were playing the concert live outside on tv and he said that everytime chromeboy caught the light and threw it at the camera, it would wipe out the camera for several moments at a time! I guess that's the good thing about being front row inside! THANKS TO TRACY AND JIMMY CARTER, a wonderful couple from knoxville that i met there that made it a truly awesome night for me; thanks for being so kind to me and pretending i was your son so i could get in with you. I won't forget about the two of you for a long time to come. Tracy--I'll be watching for your cd in stores :)


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