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    This is what I don't get; Satriani released a new tune called "Energy," and it's better than most of the stuff he writes for Chickenfoot. Why? He can still come up with some killer riffs, but the CF stuff he usually comes up with his pretty tame, and almost generic. I mean, this new song is pretty generic too, but it has some balls.

    New song here: http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-ne...g-energy/31818
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    Satch's new song is really cool. I love Chickenfoot, but some of the songs do seem paint by numbers. I think Joe is much more talented than what is showcased in Chickenfoot. I would love for these guys to be challenged by some outside producer to dig deep and just create something that a larger rock audience can't ignore. Time to bring in Rick Rubin.

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    ^^I think there is some truth to this point. Satch himself said that he had to rethink how he writes to make room for the vocalist but in many cases, it just seems like an over-correction. Just do your thing and force Sam to figure it out.
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    Exactly. One thing Sammy does really well is work around the riffs. In VH, he'd take Eddie's stuff and instead of asking Ed to dumb it down, he'd help arrange the riffs in a way that he could sing a melody over it. If he couldn't work a melody, we'd get a song like "Sucker in a 3 Piece."
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    Sucker is an awesome tune! Man I wish they'd remaster that album. It needs it badly and I think the album would sound awesome and be looked at completely differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railrunner130 View Post
    Sucker is an awesome tune! Man I wish they'd remaster that album. It needs it badly and I think the album would sound awesome and be looked at completely differently.
    Oh shit, I don't know why I typed Sucker. I meant AFU. lol I must have not had my coffee before I wrote that. Or senility is kicking in. Wow.
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    I actually think AFU is awesome.

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    I don't see how this new Satch solo tune is better than Turning Left, Dubai Blues or Future In the Past, or Avenida Revolucion - I don't see it, because it's not.

    What you may dislike is maybe the production on the CF records?? Seems his guitar sound is quite good on his new solo record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Haze View Post
    I actually think AFU is awesome.
    Great tune, but not the most melodic or thoughtful lyrics. That was my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I don't see how this new Satch solo tune is better than Turning Left, Dubai Blues or Future In the Past, or Avenida Revolucion - I don't see it, because it's not.

    What you may dislike is maybe the production on the CF records?? Seems his guitar sound is quite good on his new solo record.
    I think this one has a much better groove than any of those tunes. honestly.
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    Then we have a different definition of what makes a good song. To me, the groove is just one part of what makes a good song. The chord progression, and the chord changes between the verse, the chorus (and pre-chorus if there is one) and the bridge are essential.
    I also thought that Chickenfoot left a lot of space for Mike to carry the groove, and he did it really well. Chickenfoot freed Mike from the "edward van halen prison" he had been kept in during the later years of Van Halen and let him shine, which was well deserved. Satch letting Mike be Mike by sometimes playing less and taking less audio "space" was a nice gesture. Neem me some more CF!
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    Maybe that's it. I don't think Chickenfoot really have "good" songs. There are good moments in there, but the songs themselves just fall flat. There's no energy behind most of it, IMO. It all feels phoned in, except for maybe the outro to Soap on a Rope. There's serious fire there.

    Like I said before, Satch's new song is a bit generic sounding, but it moves right along. Not much I'd change. I can't say that for 90% of CF songs, or pretty much anything Sammy has done since Marching To Mars. Given the talent in the band, CF should be a beast. Mikey is the only one really upping his game. Everyone else has done much better elsewhere.
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    I don't know how you could say Chad Smith has done better elsewhere.
    Satch simplified his playing and let out his inner keith richards. I actually quite like the bluesy aspect of CF.
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