Friends (Joe Satriani composition)
|Single by Joe Satriani|
|from the album The Extremist|
|Producer(s)||Joe Satriani, Andy Johns|
|Joe Satriani singles chronology|
"Friends" is a single by guitarist Joe Satriani, released in 1992 through Relativity Records. The single contains two instrumental tracks from his Grammy-nominated fourth studio album The Extremist, with "Friends" reaching No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
The chord progression of "Friends" generally follows an I–IV–V pattern (with the exception of the bridge sections) in the key of D flat (occasionally D when played live), with heavy use of power chords in the accompaniment. Satriani performs the track using Drop D tuning down a half step and when performing the track live often uses a different guitar. In an interview for Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Satriani stated that he originally composed the song on bass guitar while looking through a book of photographs of smiling children.[volume & issue needed]
All music composed by Joe Satriani.
|1.||"Friends" (arrangement: Satriani, Andy Johns)||3:29|
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