Joe Satriani (album)

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Joe Satriani
Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released October 1995 (1995-10)[1]
Recorded The Site; H.O.S. Recording; Coast Recorders in San Francisco; Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California
Genre Instrumental rock, blues rock
Length 60:18
Label Relativity
Producer Glyn Johns
Joe Satriani chronology
Time Machine
Joe Satriani
G3: Live in Concert
Singles from Joe Satriani
  1. "Look My Way"
    Released: 1995 (1995)[2]
  2. "(You're) My World" / "If" / "Slow Down Blues"
    Released: 1995 (1995)[3]
  3. "Luminous Flesh Giants"
    Released: 1996 (1996)[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Joe Satriani is the self-titled sixth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released in October 1995 through Relativity Records and reissued on June 16, 2008 through Epic Records as part of the Original Album Classics box set.[5] The album reached No. 51 on the U.S. Billboard 200[6] and remained on that chart for seven weeks,[7] as well as reaching the top 100 in four other countries.[8] "(You're) My World" was released as a single, reaching No. 30 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart[6] and receiving a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1997 Grammy Awards;[9] this being Satriani's seventh such nomination.


The album is a slight departure from Satriani's previous instrumental rock stylings, instead showcasing a more laid back, blues-laden sound with less reliance on effects and overdubs. Recorded in the space of a few weeks, Satriani also relinquished his usual production duties to Glyn Johns (of Led Zeppelin, The Who and The Rolling Stones fame).[10] "S.M.F." stands for "Sick Mother Fucker".[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joe Satriani. 

No. Title Length
1. "Cool #9"   6:00
2. "If"   4:49
3. "Down, Down, Down"   6:13
4. "Luminous Flesh Giants"   5:55
5. "S.M.F."   6:43
6. "Look My Way"   4:01
7. "Home"   3:27
8. "Moroccan Sunset"   4:23
9. "Killer Bee Bop"   3:48
10. "Slow Down Blues"   7:25
11. "(You're) My World"   3:56
12. "Sittin' 'Round"   3:38
Total length:


Chart performance[edit]


Year Chart Position
1995 New Zealand albums chart 27[8]
Finnish albums chart 34[8]
Swiss albums chart 36[8]
Billboard 200 51[6]
Dutch albums chart 66[8]


Year Title Chart Position
1995 "(You're) My World" Billboard Mainstream Rock 30[6]


Event Title Award Result
1997 Grammys "(You're) My World" Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[9]


  1. ^ a b Haney, Shawn M. "Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  2. ^ "Joe Satriani – Look My Way". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  3. ^ "Joe Satriani – (You're) My World". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  4. ^ "Joe Satriani – Luminous Flesh Giants". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  5. ^ "Original Album Classics - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  6. ^ a b c d "Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  7. ^ "Joe Satriani - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  9. ^ a b "39th Grammy Awards - 1997". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  10. ^ "Joe Satriani - Press Release". Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  11. ^ "Joe Factiods and Tidbits". Retrieved 2014-03-19.

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