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VitalToxin
(Pete Hernandez, III.)
Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 22 '06
10:15 am
This is JOE SHOW number FO (4) for me! I can never get enough of watching Joe's performances. For me, it's a continuation of my own guitar training and believe me, I was taking notes!!! I was very impressed by the visual production, lighting etc. You can always tell when it's good because the whole crowd does that "ahhh" thing when something really cool happens - and that happened alot! My favorite new tune of Joe's is "Made of Tears" and I'm so glad that Joe played it! The new bassist is cool and a very good player - he moves around quite a bit. Since watching Matt in L.A. and each show after (especially the last one at the Showbox) it seemed like Matt was really making the whole thing just BIGGER and PHATTER! Oh well, I guess I just can't get used to Joe's line-up because it does seem to change quite a bit. But DON'T LOSE JEFF CAMPITELLI! Joe, thanks again for taking the time to meet those of us who waited outside for you! I've got cool pics of Joe's show in my photo album entitled "May 9th 2004 - Joe Satriani @ Paramount - Seattle" on my site: SLiVER2006

Axeee Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu May 11 '06
11:25 pm

I thought Eric's set wasn't very good. It seemed like he was fine tuning his volume for his whole set, and never really got it right. It also seemed like he played waaay too long (almost an hour). Although I did enjoy the Hendrix and Monkey's songs he played.

When Joe came out he sounded fabulous. Although it would've been nice if the group had a keyboard player. It's expecting alot for just 1 rhythm guitar to cover multiple backing tracks. It would've been especially helpful on "The Meaning of Love" I could'nt hear the pizzicato backup at all, and that's kinda the heart and soul of that song.

Also I would've loved it if the Crowd Chant could've gone on a little bit longer.

Okay, enough of my complaining.

Congrats on a great show.

Drafter 42
(Kevin Graham)
Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu May 11 '06
5:02 pm

My Eighth time seeing Joe live, maybye this ins't a very fair review since i did not get my ticket till the day before, i went by myself and my seat was horrable, I really liked Erics show alot, My third time seeing him, hes a awsome musician but he seems to consantley battleing with his equipment & foot pedals, Tthats ok . love ya Eric.....

like I said, Maybe it was were i was sitting, or my ears were plugged or something wierd, but for most the songs I could not hear Joes Guitar worth a Crap, On Mystical Potato head I could not hear him at all, and it seemed like all night I could not pick out any notes on the bass, just like one big long bass note sustaining the whole show..after reading the other reviews...now i know it was my ears..I THOUGHT So...Exellent set List...Souls of distortion would be a great song to hear live...Cool lighting efffects, that thing on the floor, since i was practally sitting on the roof i had a good view....Im sure this show was a 10, but for me ..the whole night kinda sucked, nobody's fault.....one more thing they did a improve ending to Made of Trears that lasted about 8 minutes from what i could hear it was really cool........love ya, Joe

yrret1258 Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
10:49 pm
The show started off with Eric Johnson, have to say not his best effort,,seemed like the rest of the band was competing with Eric, and the sound was very muddy. But when Joe took the stage, everything was back to normal, I have seen Joe numerous times, and he never fails to impress. Great show, myself and my brother were having a great time for us old guys, haha,,Thanx Joe

funkybunch31
(Marc Schleh)
Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
7:00 pm
Lots of new stuff, about 7 songs I think, and a lot of the classics. I just wish the night didn't have to end!

Newby WA
(Travis Gardner)
Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
5:30 pm

This was my first time seeing Satch or Eric Johnson live. I took my two kids ages 8 and 10 we sat in the front two rows between the 3 of us. What an incredible place the Paramount is. We loved Eric and Joe. We thought the whole show was just incredible. There is no other way to put it, Joe is just awesome live. The DVD's don't do him justice, to get an idea of how truly amazing he is you have to see him live. We all had platinum tickets for the night and I must say that that in itself is a really neat experience. How many other musicians of Joe's caliber can you actually meet, I mean face to face chit chat. What a human being Joe is, he made the night for my two sons very special, a moment we will never forget. We all had a conversation with him and not once did he ever act like it was a pain in the ass. He signed everything we brought, answered any and all questions, and spent time with each person there. This type of interaction does'nt end with Joe the whole crew was accesible at some point. And Jeff, thank you, my 8 year old son is still on cloud nine. When you spotted the Jeff C. Rocks sign in the front row and pointed your sticks at him and gave him the thumbs up and then afterwards at the van when you signed his symbol and drum head, I think he plans on drumming for life. For the Satch fans out there, if you get the chance to purchase the Platinum package and you don't, you will have missed an awesome oppurtunity. Thanks to all the other Plat ticket holders, a great group of people and once again, Joe and Jeff, if you read these reviews thank you for everything and thanks for laughing off the Top Gun Anthem thing, you are amazing and it was a privilage just to be in your presence. John Iverson Thank you

Travis, Brady, and Wyatt

Knelson275
(Kevin Nelson)
Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
1:30 pm

I was pretty excited to see Eric Johnson for the first time, but it seemed like he was having a rough night. All in all, it was great to see an awesome musician, I was still happy with his show.

Joe was incredible as usual. I was suprised he played so much from the new album, but the new songs are really great live. I thought it was awesome how he went into a little bit of "The Enigmatic". Just like last time he was here and played "Hordes of Locusts", it's great to hear something from Not of This Earth. Hopefully next time he plays a little more from each album....there's so many great tunes out there though, he can't ever play them all.

Joe is amazing and seems to get better and better every time I see him. This show was no exception, the best show I've seen.

thewho
Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
12:57 pm
Great show! Joe was amazing!

wonderdog1 Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
9:59 am

very nice theater, great sound. Joe was super good. the intro on cool #9 was very groovy! The show was loud but not to loud...perfect! Nice mix too. Jeff’s drums sounded very clean and crisp. He is an amazing drummer. Merchandise was way over priced $50 bucks for a long sleeve tee, 20 bucks for an autographed poster?? It must be there 401k plan. It’s a funny thing when you can buy stuff off of Eric Johnson’s web page cheaper than the concert. Anyway on too Eric.

I have seen Eric 4 times now and this was the weakest show to date. In a song he was either dead on or way off. he only played three songs from older cd's Trademark, cliffs of Dover and SRV everything else was off of the CD or New which was very cool. the monkey's tune rocked, very cool. I wonder if he played that cause of the Hendrix connection to Seattle. (jimi played monkey tunes too) He played a '60 ish three color sunburst strat most of the night. the rosewood neck gave a warmer tone than Im used too. he did bring out a black strat for the monkeys tune had that crisper tone, but the went back to the 60's strat for the rest of the show. And for you guitar players out there even Eric got radio interference with his fuzz face during the show.

He made quite a few mistakes and seemed off his game. Cliff's of Dover was not to good at all and kind of left the set with a disappointment feeling. Eric during the song shook his head no to the other band members and looked disappointed with his performance .

zaphen Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
9:19 am

Arriving to The Paramount Theater after our meal at the Dragon Fish across the street, dodging all the road construction hard hat areas, there was a street musician out front playing his Martin acoustic through a battery powered Crate amp with a harmonica around his neck and some castanet type percussion shells tied to his boots for a percussive sound as he stomped his foot. Pretty cool! As usual there was no one we knew out front for this type of special engagement.

Once in we saw the Super Colossal guitar up for lottery. Doubt we would win considering the chances. Muscled our way right up to the souvenir stand, they only got $6 bucks from us for a pair of Super Colossal stickers. Long sleeve tees $50 ouch…..

Then down to main floor 3, row G (7th row) seats 5 & 6. The most awesome seats, very close to be personal, and far enough away to get some great sound. Pretty promptly at 8pm, Eric took the stage. He is so unique, his demeanor and tone and style. He played some country type song, cliffs of Dover, SRV, another very popular song I don’t know the name (East Wes?), a Monkeys song and others for an hour or so. Our Favorite was when he said instead of calling us Seattle Washington, our name for the night was Jimi Hendrix Washington, and cranked out Manic Depression. Don’t forget Jimi was born, and is buried here in Washington. All during his set he kept looking off to the side trying to communicate with his roadie, giving such non verbal clues as swiping his hand across his neck like “kill it”. Could not determine what he was after, too loud, not loud enough? Then he finally said to the audience, listen, there are voices coming out of my amp. Then he created a moment of silence and you could hear a voice talking through his amp. Then he said something like “you probably can’t hear this but” and flailed out into his next song. All in all Eric is a great warm up to say the least.

After a quick smoke break at intermission, Joe took the stage at approx 9:20 opening w/ Blue Turtle. I don’t know if it cause I am getting older but I know EVERY Joe tune note for note in my brain, but how the fuck do you remember the names of all his songs on all the CDs he has out now? He did end with Crowd Chant and Summer Song. Other songs he played were Always w/ me, Circles, and I really think about 9 or so songs from the new CD. We caught the first pick Joe threw out in the audience, right after Redshift Riders. As always Joe is the most awesome. I was a bit skeptical, knowing he would be playing a lot of the same ol songs he always plays live, but I feel he did play most of the Super Colossal CD, which made it special. Also he just goes off, way the fuck out there on a jam in some songs, where you go “what song is this”. Joe seems to be looking down at what he is playing when playing songs from the new CD. But when he plays the older songs that he knows so well, he is looking at the audience, making the faces and enunciating the sounds with his mouth. He is probably playing these older songs unconsciously, and really thinking about what he is going to do after the show, or what’s for dinner or something.

Aside from the kid’s Mom who lost her purse sitting in seats 1 & 2, who kept on putting the flashlight on, asking everyone to move (c’mon lost your purse? – you are the Mom) and the Nancy’s (male teens) sittting behind us (Main Floor 3, Row H seats 4 – 7) who kept on gabbing the whole show, it was a most comfortable Joe show. We actually got to sit for the whole show, not wrestle the crowd to maintain our spots. What a bunch of girls these male teens were sitting behind us. Gab, Gab, “How does he do that” Gab Gab…..If these Nancy’s would have shut up and LISTENED to Joe maybe they would learn. They should have saved $80 and just went to Starbucks to gab.

That was our awesome experience, and we look forward to what is next on Joe’s itinerary for Jimi Hendrix Washington.

Peace all!

Paul

Xaneth
(Jason Knight)
Tue May 09 '06
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 10 '06
8:51 am
The show rocked last night! We had the best seats in the house, front row to the left, which is where Eric and Joe played most of the time. The sound was killer, and left our ears ringing as we left the show. Thanks for the encore Joe!


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