Some music artists have released literally hundreds of songs over the years, to say nothing of the ones deemed too garbage-y to release. BlastEcho wondered if those involved in recording so many songs could remember them all. Enter Rockers’ Block.
For each Rockers’ Block contestant, we play five random songs from their catalog, each song from the beginning, to see how long it takes for them to guess (well, maybe guess isn’t the right word) the correct song. Then once they do (hopefully), they talk a bit about the song.
We’ll be honest: Had Joe Satriani been the first Rockers’ Block contestant, he likely would have been the last. Based on his ridiculously impressive acumen, we’d have assumed the game was too easy, especially considering the man has 15 (!) solo studio albums to his credit (in other words, literally hundreds of mostly instrumental songs). That’s to say nothing of his work with Chickenfoot, Crowded House, Alice Cooper, Spinal Tap…. the list goes on and on.
Cooler still were his vivid memories of the tracks BlastEcho made him guess; each one, as you’ll soon hear, has an amazing story (we’re partial to the “Hill Groove” recollection).
For copyright reasons, you won’t hear the songs during the game, but we’ve provided links to the actual songs so you can play along.
Let’s hear how he did!
Joe Satriani will be on a European tour this summer. For dates and more information, check out: www.joesatriani.com.