What sounds like a definite first single, Light Years Away is a bruising, instantly memorable rocker that marries the spirit of La Grange-era ZZ Top with Jeff Beck at his jazziest. The solo is an absolute corker!
Joe Satriani says:
"It’s almost the history of rock guitar riffs. The main guitar line was a hard one for me to figure out. It sounds kind of simple and funny, but it perplexed me.
"Light Years Away was something of a puzzle that I needed to solve. But once the band and I played it together, we looked at one another and went, ‘Wow! That really swings.’ It does have a touch of fusion, but it’s got the rock, too.”
Listen: Joe Satriani - Light Years Away