Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock
by Joe Satriani
Released: Feb 2010
Satriani has always been the pop-metal guitarist for thinkers, a guy whose chops blow away fans of both Van Halen and Zappa. But on I Just Wanna Rock he speaks more to the former. Obviously, Satriani's time spent in the hard-rock supergroup Chickenfoot inspired all the new material featured on this two-disc epic (a companion to the DVD of the same name). Though heady moves abound, Satriani pushes his megaton riffage and sexy hot licks into the spotlight. "Satch Boogie" is totally insane.