Friends (Joe Satriani composition)

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"Friends"
Single by Joe Satriani
from the album The Extremist
B-side "New Blues"
Released 1992 (1992)[1]
Format Maxi single
Recorded 1990–92[2]
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 3:29
Label Relativity
Writer(s) Joe Satriani
Producer(s) Joe Satriani, Andy Johns
Joe Satriani singles chronology
"Flying in a Blue Dream"
(1989)
"Friends"
(1992)
"Summer Song"
(1992)

"Friends" is a single by guitarist Joe Satriani, released in 1992 through Relativity Records. The single contains two instrumental tracks from his Grammy-nominated[3] fourth studio album The Extremist, with "Friends" reaching No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[4]

The chord progression of "Friends" generally follows an I–IV–V pattern (with the exception of the bridge sections) in the key of D (occasionally D flat when played live), with heavy use of power chords in the accompaniment. Satriani performs the track using Drop D tuning and when performing the track live often uses a different guitar. In an interview for Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Satriani states that he originally composed the song on bass guitar while looking through a book of photographs of smiling children.[volume & issue needed]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Joe Satriani.

No. Title Length
1. "Friends" (arrangement: Satriani, Andy Johns) 3:29
2. "New Blues"   6:58
Total length:
10:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Satriani – Friends". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  2. ^ Time Machine (booklet). Joe Satriani. U.S.: Relativity Records. 1993. 88561-1177-2. 
  3. ^ "35th Grammy Awards - 1993". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  4. ^ "The Extremist - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-23.