Guitar World's 1994 Article on Yngwie J. Malmsteen Criticizing Other Guitarists
It's at least unfair to criticize Satriani for this song.
Not every musician has good songs and this one is far from Satriani's best works.
YM is kinda right, on some parts he does sound out of tune but i think it's just
for the effect he wanted the song to have. The big problem is the repetitiveness
and lack of inspiration.

There is no Malmsteen album i can remember every single note as part of the composition
like Satriani's "Surfing with the alien" Even though Satriani shreds and wanks all over the place
he holds on to it with great on the spot soloing that is still part of the song and not just random
wank notes. Malmsteen's problem is that he many times just plays exercises for classical guitar
instead of creating solos.

I like both guitarists.
If i were to choose one of them it would be Satriani but the thing is i don't like all his works.
I don't like all Malmsteen albums too but he is the Neoclassical god and i fucking love Neoclassical Metal.
In my opinion, after releasing Marching Out and Trilogy, he's earned his stripes. Even I myself have made the claims that Yngwie J. Malmsteen was ever only about showing off what a great guitarist he is, but his discography's earlier years prove that there was much more to it than that. The Johansson brothers made the classic Malmsteen sound untouchable. Some of his releases since Odyssey are spotty, but Magnum Opus is brilliant stuff.

Also, Alcatrazz's No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll is a great release.
Anthem | Concerto Moon | Onmyouza | Precious | Terra Rosa
I never knew Yngwe was in Alcatrazz...
Steve Vai was also in Alcatrazz eventually.
LOL, he's not a fan of Death. I like him criticizing Joe Satch. That was funny. Interestingly those 2 would tour together years later. I saw Yngwie, Vai and Satch live years ago. It was a G3 tour. I think it was in 2002 or 2003.

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