In the late '70s Joe moved from Long Island to Berkley, California. He taught guitar and played in the Greg Kihn Band. Still, he knew there was something more out there. With nowhere to go but up, he took a brave first step.
Joe Satriani says:
"What a crazy idea, to record a 12-inch EP to be played at 45rpm, comprised of material played exclusively on electric guitar, with no bass, drums or keyboards.
“When engineer Jeff Holt and I heard the Banana Mango mix back the first time, we knew we had made something special and unique. It was a new beginning for me, musically and personally.
“Pretty much broke but ecstatic, we celebrated with two dark beers and a bar of chocolate.”