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Ben Higgins
post Oct 10 2012, 09:29 AM
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... you first heard Surfing With The Alien ?

I was probably around 11 or 12 years old. I was in the back of a car and I saw the tape. I had read about it being a classic so I asked if we could put it on. The title track blasted out and I heard guitar playing like I'd never heard before !! smile.gif


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post Oct 10 2012, 09:58 AM
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I discovered sufin wiht the alien about 15 years ago and to be honest - it didn´t catch me that much...
I had the same feeling of excitement and astonishment you described when I bought "Passion and Warfare" by Steve Vai and when I saw Yngwie malmsteen on MTV for the first time...but this all happened in the 80ies when I was a teenager...
so listening to surfin with the alien in the end of the 90ies wasn´t that new or exciting for me....


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post Oct 10 2012, 10:13 AM
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"Crushing day " was the intro tune of Famous Metal show in former Yugoslavia, "Metalmania" , i've heard it when i was 8/9 years, but didn't knew what it was actually
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post Oct 10 2012, 10:30 AM
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I don't remember when I first heard Surfing, but I do remember being 17 and visiting a scouse girl I met on holiday for a weekend, and her brother heard I played guitar and gave me a copy of Flying a blue dream. Even though I'd been playing guitar for years I'd never heard of Satch or Steve Vai etc, I'd only had an electric guitar for a year or so, and hadn't started buying Guitarist Magazing at that point.


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post Oct 10 2012, 07:51 PM
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I was about 21 I think , cruising around with some friends and Satch Boogie came on the radio. I was counting the days to the release of this album and bought it the first day it was on sale.Shortly after that I went out and bought this tab book that I still have and also got to see Satch play at a small venue in Anchorage, probably around a thousand people in attendance and there was not a bad seat in the house,It was kind of like a seminar and every musician in town that was'nt working that night was at that show. cool.gif Definately one of the best shows I have ever seen.I still have a ratty old T-shirt from that concert. biggrin.gif

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post Oct 10 2012, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Oct 10 2012, 07:51 PM) *
I was about 21 I think , cruising around with some friends and Satch Boogie came on the radio. I was counting the days to the release of this album and bought it the first day it was on sale.Shortly after that I went out and bought this tab book that I still have and also got to see Satch play at a small venue in Anchorage, probably around a thousand people in attendance and there was not a bad seat in the house,It was kind of like a seminar and every musician in town that was'nt working that night was at that show. cool.gif Definately one of the best shows I have ever seen.I still have a ratty old T-shirt from that concert. biggrin.gif

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Oh wow, now that is guitar history !! Awesome cool.gif


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post Oct 12 2012, 02:59 AM
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I was planning on becoming a guitar player and a friend of mine suggested to listen to Satriani I remember we were going to the country with my family and we put the tape in I was like "WOW this is crazy!" everything about his playing was amazing and I was blown away! The same day I started transcribing "Always with me always with you" and only could get the first part of it
Great record!


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post Oct 12 2012, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Oct 12 2012, 02:59 AM) *
I was planning on becoming a guitar player and a friend of mine suggested to listen to Satriani I remember we were going to the country with my family and we put the tape in I was like "WOW this is crazy!" everything about his playing was amazing and I was blown away! The same day I started transcribing "Always with me always with you" and only could get the first part of it
Great record!


Great story, thanks for sharing ! smile.gif


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post Oct 12 2012, 10:22 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Oct 10 2012, 08:51 PM) *
I was about 21 I think , cruising around with some friends and Satch Boogie came on the radio. I was counting the days to the release of this album and bought it the first day it was on sale.Shortly after that I went out and bought this tab book that I still have and also got to see Satch play at a small venue in Anchorage, probably around a thousand people in attendance and there was not a bad seat in the house,It was kind of like a seminar and every musician in town that was'nt working that night was at that show. cool.gif Definately one of the best shows I have ever seen.I still have a ratty old T-shirt from that concert. biggrin.gif

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Now yuo Only NEED a Surfing Record, and a pick from that time rolleyes.gif wink.gif
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post Oct 12 2012, 12:25 PM
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Pfff, back in 87' I was too small for anything guitar related... sad.gif Oh well, I caught up later laugh.gif


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post Oct 12 2012, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 12 2012, 12:25 PM) *
Pfff, back in 87' I was too small for anything guitar related... sad.gif Oh well, I caught up later laugh.gif


It's ok, Cos-Master.. the thread is asking where were you when you first heard the album, not where were you when it was released smile.gif


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post Oct 12 2012, 01:11 PM
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Oh yes, got that, but I felt a little too young reading all the cool stories, that's all tongue.gif


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post Oct 13 2012, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Oct 12 2012, 01:22 AM) *
Now yuo Only NEED a Surfing Record, and a pick from that time rolleyes.gif wink.gif

Well I have the CD, maybe one of these would be in order tongue.gif
I don't know maybe that is going a bit too far, especially at the price I saw on one up here in AK.
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post Oct 13 2012, 07:46 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Oct 13 2012, 12:33 AM) *
Well I have the CD, maybe one of these would be in order tongue.gif
I don't know maybe that is going a bit too far, especially at the price I saw on one up here in AK.
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Uh oh, how much is this baby over there? I remember seeing it on www.thomann.de at a pretty fair price, although I don't remember the price laugh.gif I just know it wasn't such a wallet breaker.


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post Oct 13 2012, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Oct 13 2012, 01:33 AM) *
Well I have the CD, maybe one of these would be in order tongue.gif
I don't know maybe that is going a bit too far, especially at the price I saw on one up here in AK.
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Oh that is pretty sweet !! cool.gif


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post Oct 13 2012, 12:21 PM
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i think it was around 1989/90 - a barbecue outside my hometown with some friends and talking about old times .

That time i been already a Oldy laugh.gif

Music became faster that time .
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post Oct 13 2012, 12:29 PM
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I should probably listen to this album mellow.gif
Ive heard a few tracks from it but not all of it. Dunno why because it has the silver surfer on the cover and he's my hero biggrin.gif


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post Oct 13 2012, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 12 2012, 10:46 PM) *
Uh oh, how much is this baby over there? I remember seeing it on www.thomann.de at a pretty fair price, although I don't remember the price laugh.gif I just know it wasn't such a wallet breaker.

I saw one at a local music store here in the valley that was in its own climate controlled display case, pretty sure it was around $1400 USD. I dont know, maybe there was something special about that particular guitar, signed by Satch or something maybe, I don't remember , But I have also seen some since that were definately at a much more reasonable price.
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post Oct 13 2012, 09:24 PM
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I was in my local Guitar Shop when a friend of ours came in and asked if he could put something on the Stereo. Dave (the owner) said 'Sure' and that's when I heard it for the first time, it had only been released the day before!!. I was 20 at the time.
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Oct 13 2012, 01:33 AM) *
Well I have the CD, maybe one of these would be in order tongue.gif
I don't know maybe that is going a bit too far, especially at the price I saw on one up here in AK.
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A friends shop over here has one for sale at the moment.
Bargain at £2699.00
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post Oct 14 2012, 07:42 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Oct 13 2012, 08:24 PM) *
I was in my local Guitar Shop when a friend of ours came in and asked if he could put something on the Stereo. Dave (the owner) said 'Sure' and that's when I heard it for the first time, it had only been released the day before!!. I was 20 at the time.
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A friends shop over here has one for sale at the moment.
Bargain at £2699.00
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Whoaaa! That's pretty expensive man! laugh.gif


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