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Joe Satriani — Sleep Walk
Album: Strange Beautiful Music
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Released: 2002
Length: 2:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 Canadese wrote:
Pretty close to the original by Santo and Johnny away back in the 50's.
 
Yeah really. And Satch is touted as a guitar god, is this all he could do with it?
 mojoman wrote:
Third floor, auto parts, lingerie ...
 
Auto parts and lingerie seemed like a non sequitur to me at first - 
But - the more I think about it...

Somehow I missed this one by Joe... Thanks for remedying that oversight Bill!!
Kinda feel like doing The Stroll down the hallway...
Pretty close to the original by Santo and Johnny away back in the 50's.
if I could play like that I would go part time with raising hawgs for a livin... just sayin
This version is played with much greater feeling and skill IMHO: https://youtu.be/IbOB8qwNO1A

Only 4 from me
 Pedro1874 wrote:
Love Joe's slower pieces.  More please Bill? {#Yes}

 
Still only 5 tracks from Joe in the library Bill & Rebecca? {#Stupid}
not a great version of this

Joe?.... Seriously... Would not have guessed. Loving it tho.
 Solanus wrote:

It's part of the movie soundtrack. IIRC, it's from the scene where he comes back to "his time" and the scientists are congratulating him, but I could be wrong on that (trying to do internet searches at work is frowned upon).

 
Ah, yes.  Makes sense now.
 Proclivities wrote:

Nice quote from 12 Monkeys, but what's its relevance to this song?

 
It's part of the movie soundtrack. IIRC, it's from the scene where he comes back to "his time" and the scientists are congratulating him, but I could be wrong on that (trying to do internet searches at work is frowned upon).
 SirLars wrote:
Then, they took everything about me and put it into a computer where they created this model of my mind. Yes! Using that model they managed to generate every thought I could possibly have in the next, say, 10 years. Which they then filtered through a probability matrix of some kind to - to determine everything I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she knew I was gonna lead the Army of the Twelve Monkeys into the pages of history before it ever even occurred to me. She knows everything I'm ever gonna do before I know it myself. How's that?

 
Nice quote from 12 Monkeys, but what's its relevance to this song?
Olive Oyl has mad skills!
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 SirLars wrote:
Then, they took everything about me and put it into a computer where they created this model of my mind. Yes! Using that model they managed to generate every thought I could possibly have in the next, say, 10 years. Which they then filtered through a probability matrix of some kind to - to determine everything I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she knew I was gonna lead the Army of the Twelve Monkeys into the pages of history before it ever even occurred to me. She knows everything I'm ever gonna do before I know it myself. How's that?

 
Wow
Appropriate for me this morning!
"Ruby tipped Engine of Love"

{#Hearteyes}
I prefer The Shadows version. This is OK.
Then, they took everything about me and put it into a computer where they created this model of my mind. Yes! Using that model they managed to generate every thought I could possibly have in the next, say, 10 years. Which they then filtered through a probability matrix of some kind to - to determine everything I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she knew I was gonna lead the Army of the Twelve Monkeys into the pages of history before it ever even occurred to me. She knows everything I'm ever gonna do before I know it myself. How's that?
 Elroweho wrote:
The classic covered by modern guitar gods! Gotta love it!!!

 
{#Guitarist}  ....  nice but I prefer Larry Carlton's version
The classic covered by modern guitar gods! Gotta love it!!!
 Misterfixit wrote:
Ah yes, the Santo and Johnny version from back in the day was something to hear.  On my AM radio, listening to KFSD, sitting at the Aztec Drive-in down El Cajon Blvd in San Diego.  My 1950 Kaiser Traveller all spiffed up.  My delicious girl friend with the Beehive Hairdo, Poodle Skirt and a #40 MaidenForm uplift bra emulating the Great Pyramids, we watching Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in some beachblanket bingo movie.  My throbbing ruby tipped Engine of Love ensnared in the restraining straight-jacket prison of my levis, feeling her tongue and mine squirming together like a basket of cocaine-crazed electric eels dancing a frenetic St. Vitus Dance as they writhe in Frenzied Urgency as if they were slowly boiled alive in a gigantic fleshy cavern of biting teeth, salivary juices and smashing metal braces.

At least I think that was what happened back in the Good Ole Days.
 
Did you write" 50 Shades of Gray"?
Pretty darned SWEET! The original still has some certain sound to it that maybe nothing can re-create, but it's mighty fine to hear this, too!
every time I hear this song, I think of the scene from Prophecy where Christopher Walken and his zombie companion ask the waitress Madge for directions ... https://www.brego.net/d01/movies/prophecy-walken/pro-w-16-madge-320.mov
Nothing can be as good as the original.  Santo & Johnny also didn't have King Crimson's Robert Fripp laying down the ambient background track to the tune.  A solid '8' to the original tune's '10'.
 ick wrote:

Uh, this is a tune interpreted by Satriani... it was written by Santo & Johnny Farina.

 
..and Ann Farina too apparently.

I only remember the Shadows version, from 1961. 
Love Joe's slower pieces.  More please Bill? {#Yes}
 AndyJ wrote:
Nice music from a time when artists flowed across genre boundaries... Pick up a few of the Santo and Johnny CDs... dance slowly...
Good sound to add to the flow this afternoon... I like this day's soundtrack... Movies of my days with soundtrack by RP... If I had a shorter plot, the movie might sell... but this plot has twists and turns that take a lifeime to develop with characters shalow and complex... Just like real life... Harlequin-? Nope... Black Sparrow-? Maybe... a very weak maybe
 
My older brothers had this track on a Santo & Johnny LP; it was great to grow up hearing their version.
Not nearly as good as the original.  Only worth a 4.
Nice music from a time when artists flowed across genre boundaries... Pick up a few of the Santo and Johnny CDs... dance slowly...
Good sound to add to the flow this afternoon... I like this day's soundtrack... Movies of my days with soundtrack by RP... If I had a shorter plot, the movie might sell... but this plot has twists and turns that take a lifeime to develop with characters shalow and complex... Just like real life... Harlequin-? Nope... Black Sparrow-? Maybe... a very weak maybe
 Misterfixit wrote:
Ah yes, the Santo and Johnny version from back in the day was something to hear.  On my AM radio, listening to KFSD, sitting at the Aztec Drive-in down El Cajon Blvd in San Diego.  My 1950 Kaiser Traveller all spiffed up.  My delicious girl friend with the Beehive Hairdo, Poodle Skirt and a #40 MaidenForm uplift bra emulating the Great Pyramids, we watching Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in some beachblanket bingo movie.  My throbbing ruby tipped Engine of Love ensnared in the restraining straight-jacket prison of my levis, feeling her tongue and mine squirming together like a basket of cocaine-crazed electric eels dancing a frenetic St. Vitus Dance as they writhe in Frenzied Urgency as if they were slowly boiled alive in a gigantic fleshy cavern of biting teeth, salivary juices and smashing metal braces.

At least I think that was what happened back in the Good Ole Days.
  ...Is this a first draft for Harlequin Romance?
 {#Guitarist} Give it up for Satch! 
 

{#Bananajam}
 justsomeone wrote:


Dude, this is a family friendly program..
 

{#Lol}
 Misterfixit wrote:
Ah yes, the Santo and Johnny version from back in the day was something to hear.  On my AM radio, listening to KFSD, sitting at the Aztec Drive-in down El Cajon Blvd in San Diego.  My 1950 Kaiser Traveller all spiffed up.  My delicious girl friend with the Beehive Hairdo, Poodle Skirt and a #40 MaidenForm uplift bra emulating the Great Pyramids, we watching Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in some beachblanket bingo movie.  My throbbing ruby tipped Engine of Love ensnared in the restraining straight-jacket prison of my levis, feeling her tongue and mine squirming together like a basket of cocaine-crazed electric eels dancing a frenetic St. Vitus Dance as they writhe in Frenzied Urgency as if they were slowly boiled alive in a gigantic fleshy cavern of biting teeth, salivary juices and smashing metal braces.

At least I think that was what happened back in the Good Ole Days.
 

Dude, this is a family friendly program..
Ah yes, the Santo and Johnny version from back in the day was something to hear.  On my AM radio, listening to KFSD, sitting at the Aztec Drive-in down El Cajon Blvd in San Diego.  My 1950 Kaiser Traveller all spiffed up.  My delicious girl friend with the Beehive Hairdo, Poodle Skirt and a #40 MaidenForm uplift bra emulating the Great Pyramids, we watching Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in some beachblanket bingo movie.  My throbbing ruby tipped Engine of Love ensnared in the restraining straight-jacket prison of my levis, feeling her tongue and mine squirming together like a basket of cocaine-crazed electric eels dancing a frenetic St. Vitus Dance as they writhe in Frenzied Urgency as if they were slowly boiled alive in a gigantic fleshy cavern of biting teeth, salivary juices and smashing metal braces.

At least I think that was what happened back in the Good Ole Days.


 jagdriver wrote:

I'll always be partial to Santo & Johnny, but this is the one JS track I can appreciate.
 
This is a cool and faithful version.
My father has this on Ipod
I like it, he didn't mess with it too much.
 Jelani wrote:
ha! funny, I was thinking of uploading a Satriani tune but didn't think it would make the cut.
Don't like a lot of his stuff,but he's got a few kickers. 
 
Uh, this is a tune interpreted by Satriani... it was written by Santo & Johnny Farina.

Perfidious.
ha! funny, I was thinking of uploading a Satriani tune but didn't think it would make the cut.
Don't like a lot of his stuff,but he's got a few kickers. 

«12 Monkeys» OST by T.Gilliam, remember and like this



Some songs just have a magical ability to transport me back in time.  This one does it everytime.

Never understood why artists choose to do their own renditions of tunes that are already perfect. Santo and Johnny...were it. This is a great attempt...perhaps its a tribute to what they enjoyed or were influenced by.
And let him sleep.

Better than Becks, near as good as Santo & Johnny. Both being a 10.

Missing Santos & Johnny... but for the new people on the planet...
Enjoy...


I keep waiting for the guitar to jump up an octave and begin screaming!!!  I like it!
 Ericac wrote:
Had to stop work to comment. This song brings me straight back to a high school dance. Slow dancing with the best looking girl in my class. Wow!
 
Wow, I bet that was an "uplifting" experience.

What a surprise to hear Joe HERE! Yay!!! I so wish this man would do a retro CD. Sigh.
About time somebody covered this and played it with real style  {#Bananajam}

original or not, I'll take any satch I can get{#Cheesygrin}
 bugleboy624 wrote:
I like the Brian Setzer version better, but only because it has a horn section.

This is a great tune too.
 
I'll always be partial to Santo & Johnny, but this is the one JS track I can appreciate.


I like the Brian Setzer version better, but only because it has a horn section.

This is a great tune too.
 Mugro wrote:

Elevator Music.




 
Do they even play music in elevators anymore??   :)
pbm


Had to stop work to comment. This song brings me straight back to a high school dance. Slow dancing with the best looking girl in my class. Wow!
Hard to beat anything that Danny has done. Dude wrote:
Nice... but I like Danny Gatton's versions better.
fretman wrote:
This one sounds like much of Satriani's stuff- without much soul, but technically really well done.
I agree. I could tell from the first note it wasn't S&J - something just "missing" in the feeling department.
I can only think of Terry Gilliam's Brazil whenever I hear this... love-ly. :sunny:
Reminds me of being in Hawaii for some reason. :sunny:
Lovely tune - let yourself be a touch sentimental for a moment that's all! Terrific version of this Brian Seltzer classic by Amos Garrett, actually.....
Strange Beautiful Music, indeed!
Elevator Music. :puke:
I want to hug that guitar.
ploafmaster wrote:
You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. PERIOD.
Huh, what'd ya say? Ya can't fear healing, was it?
It's not a bad one, but there are much better tunes of Joe Satriani; tunes where one really can feel the fire of his guitar!
Kristi wrote:
Oh, oh, oh. I feel very sorry for you, hon. :cry: :sorry: :cry:
:sad: You can HEAR the agony... :yes:
ploafmaster wrote:
You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. PERIOD. Maybe this particular track evokes some feeling in you, and that's great - but to say some music has feeling or doesn't is one of the weirdest things people ever say about music. And again...feeling alone, if it's really there, does not equal something good. Need I repeat my grotesque turd analogy?
Oh, oh, oh. I feel very sorry for you, hon. :cry: :sorry: :cry:
ploafmaster wrote: You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. ........ but to say some music has feeling or doesn't is one of the weirdest things people ever say about music. bokey wrote:
I'm seriously sad for you dude.Honestly with all my heart I am.
Kind of like saying that food has no flavor..
ooooo creepy...depending on the movie...LOVE it! :curtain:
Am I the only one who prefers Modest Mouse's version?
junebaby65 wrote:
Good to see Joe playing something relaxed and tasteful and proving that he can do more than shred...
I've always liked Joe's playing for just that reason, he can do more than just shred. A great sense of melody in his playing.
pannaramma wrote:
everybody shut up and dance........
REEEEEEEALLY close...
Dude wrote:
Nice... but I like Danny Gatton's versions better.
I'd agree- Danny's is probably better than Santo and Johnny's (sacreligious gasp!). This one sounds like much of Satriani's stuff- without much soul, but technically really well done.
ploafmaster wrote:
You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. . . . . . . . . but to say some music has feeling or doesn't is one of the weirdest things people ever say about music.
I'm seriously sad for you dude. Honestly with all my heart I am.
everybody shut up and dance........
Nice... but I like Danny Gatton's versions better.
ploafmaster wrote:
You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. PERIOD.
Hmm, but we do appear to be able to type it...
leathepea wrote:
You can't hear feeling? You are either deaf, or just plain stupid. That's what really good music evokes, feeling or a connection between you and the music. So if the music you are listening doesn't evoke a feeling in you, then maybe you are listening to the wrong music or the wrong artist.
agreed
dowdog999 wrote:
Some people will take issue with anything. Who are you to say that a person can't hear feeling? Is that what you learned in your music appreciation class? I'm not a great musician, but I've been playing guitar for over 20 years, have played with several people, and IMHO, once a musician achieves a certain degree of technical ability, what makes the difference in the sound is the 'feeling' or 'soul' that he or she puts into it. This feeling that I speak of isn't about making freaky-looking faces or crazy body gestures, it's about being completely in the moment while playing and pulling the music from within you, not from your instrument. For this reason, even a musician who is capable of playing with feeling will occasionally have bad days, and it's noticeable to those listening. Furthermore, there's often a correlation between a musician's life experience, personality and sensitivity, and the amount of feeling that is transmitted through his or her playing. This is not something that is measurable, nor proved scientifically... it's something one senses. I, for one, can HEAR feeling, as I believe most people can. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that feeling is the first thing people perceive when listening to a piece of music. I would, however, agree that feeling is not always a good thing... I believe that John Lee Hooker sings with a lot of feeling, but I find him irritating.
Great Post
leathepea wrote:
ploafmaster wrote: You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. PERIOD. Maybe this particular track evokes some feeling in you, and that's great - but to say some music has feeling or doesn't is one of the weirdest things people ever say about music. And again...feeling alone, if it's really there, does not equal something good. Need I repeat my grotesque turd analogy? You can't hear feeling? You are either deaf, or just plain stupid. That's what really good music evokes, feeling or a connection between you and the music. So if the music you are listening doesn't evoke a feeling in you, then maybe you are listening to the wrong music or the wrong artist.
Some people CAN'T hear feeling. But to generalize that all people can't is dead wrong. Like saying no one has perfect pitch, or no one sees colors when hearing sounds. We're all wired up differently. Maybe PloafMeister can't hear feeling. But certainly (opinion follows) if he's listening to Joe Satriani, he can't hear it, because I believe it has to be present to be felt.
ploafmaster wrote:
You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. PERIOD. Maybe this particular track evokes some feeling in you, and that's great - but to say some music has feeling or doesn't is one of the weirdest things people ever say about music. And again...feeling alone, if it's really there, does not equal something good. Need I repeat my grotesque turd analogy?
You can't hear feeling? You are either deaf, or just plain stupid. That's what really good music evokes, feeling or a connection between you and the music. So if the music you are listening doesn't evoke a feeling in you, then maybe you are listening to the wrong music or the wrong artist.
bobdylan wrote:
Makes me want to do the prom rub. Go Moondoggy Go!
Shall we dance?
Makes me want to do the prom rub. Go Moondoggy Go!
Some people will take issue with anything. Who are you to say that a person can't hear feeling? Is that what you learned in your music appreciation class? I'm not a great musician, but I've been playing guitar for over 20 years, have played with several people, and IMHO, once a musician achieves a certain degree of technical ability, what makes the difference in the sound is the 'feeling' or 'soul' that he or she puts into it. This feeling that I speak of isn't about making freaky-looking faces or crazy body gestures, it's about being completely in the moment while playing and pulling the music from within you, not from your instrument. For this reason, even a musician who is capable of playing with feeling will occasionally have bad days, and it's noticeable to those listening. Furthermore, there's often a correlation between a musician's life experience, personality and sensitivity, and the amount of feeling that is transmitted through his or her playing. This is not something that is measurable, nor proved scientifically... it's something one senses. I, for one, can HEAR feeling, as I believe most people can. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that feeling is the first thing people perceive when listening to a piece of music. I would, however, agree that feeling is not always a good thing... I believe that John Lee Hooker sings with a lot of feeling, but I find him irritating. ploafmaster wrote:
You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. PERIOD. Maybe this particular track evokes some feeling in you, and that's great - but to say some music has feeling or doesn't is one of the weirdest things people ever say about music. And again...feeling alone, if it's really there, does not equal something good. Need I repeat my grotesque turd analogy?
You. Can't. Hear. Feeling. PERIOD. Maybe this particular track evokes some feeling in you, and that's great - but to say some music has feeling or doesn't is one of the weirdest things people ever say about music. And again...feeling alone, if it's really there, does not equal something good. Need I repeat my grotesque turd analogy? dowdog999 wrote:
I can't stand Joe Satriani. But, this is good... very good. It actually seems to have some feeling backing that obvious technical ability. A worthy cover.
I can't stand Joe Satriani. But, this is good... very good. It actually seems to have some feeling backing that obvious technical ability. A worthy cover.
This ranks up high with the great covers of this song, (in my book) along with Jeff Beck's version, and Steve Howe's. Great subtle playing from Joe.
Just one complaint: Too short!
Sweet... Need to go back to bed; or, shall we sleep dance? 100% agree with today's comments.
AlienRelic wrote:
Great song from the best disc Joe has made in years.
Agreed. Though I like Super Colossal a lot.
The original Sleepwalk was one of the seminal instrumental hits of the early 60s, the golden era of instrumental rock. This cover really does it justice. Perfect 10.
Good to see Joe playing something relaxed and tasteful and proving that he can do more than shred...
Reminds me of Cascade Waltz, by German group Can
:sleep: i'm getting sleepy....
mysteryplane wrote:
I have the feeling he didnt write this one... anyone know who wrote the song?
Like many have noted below, first thought I had when I heard the opening notes was: "Alright! RP is playing Ritchie Valens!!! 'We Belong Together', love that one! Haven't heard it in years!" Not!... :doh: Apparently, it is not even a Ritchie Valens original (as far as the music is concerned), as I've just found out on a Joe Satriani blog site:
Sleep Walk covers a Santo & Johnny hit from 1959...
Or wasn't Richie Valens killed before 1959? Don't remember...
I have the feeling he didnt write this one... anyone know who wrote the song?
sounds like joe slept through this one and had one of his roadies phone it in. . . yawn
This song always takes me away to one of my happy places (it's good to have more than one happy place you know) :wink: Makes me feel dreamy and relaxed...
another....right the f--k on
I've always loved this song... my Dad used to have the Santos and Johnny album when I was little and it just makes me happy.
Great song from the best disc Joe has made in years.
jagdriver wrote:
Long live Santo & Johnny!!!!!!
amen. . . . this is a really nice update, btw
Bizzarefall wrote:
NOOOOO NOT MY RITCHIEEEEEE Not my Ritchie Bob...
That's CLASSIC!!!! First thing I thought of when I heard this....ahhh...La Bamba!
LRC wrote:
Steve Vai - The Boy From Seattle sorry 22/12 (65%)
it's a conspiracy, i tells ya.
NOOOOO NOT MY RITCHIEEEEEE Not my Ritchie Bob...
This is off the wall for Joe, but excellent nonetheless.
tammaye wrote:
we're getting into triple digits on the Vai requests. i'm shocked i haven't heard it here yet, but don't have anything to upload - quick! someone upload!
from the LRC, as of 12/30/2005: Steve Vai - For The Love Of God sorry 3/12 (52%) Steve Vai - Die To Live sorry 8/10 (44%) Steve Vai - The Boy From Seattle reviewing 18/7 (72%) :doh:
tammaye wrote:
we're getting into triple digits on the Vai requests. i'm shocked i haven't heard it here yet, but don't have anything to upload - quick! someone upload! thanks for the joe, Bill & Rebecca! smokin!!
Name a song and I'll upload it, I've got near everything Vai has released. Somehow I don't think Little Green Men would get accepted.
ThePoose wrote:
The soporific mood continues... Note that the CD cover resembles T Rex's Electric Warrior cover art.
As I've said before-your biggest critics are usually the most frustrated musicians. I think it kicks ass.
What a sweet guitar tone. Dreamy.......
The soporific mood continues... Note that the CD cover resembles T Rex's Electric Warrior cover art.
hogs29 wrote:
Double ditto on the Vai!!!!
we're getting into triple digits on the Vai requests. i'm shocked i haven't heard it here yet, but don't have anything to upload - quick! someone upload! thanks for the joe, Bill & Rebecca! smokin!!
hogs29 wrote:
Double ditto on the Vai!!!!
There's some Vai in the LRC that I didn't upload but I hope gets accepted. Same with the EJ.
skooney wrote:
Us older folks enjoyed that.
And us younger ones too who grew up listening to you older folks music, because you older folks are our parents. We have much music from you olders to be very grateful for! Thanks dad for always passing on the good tunes since my life began! :wave:
dragonfish wrote:
all i can think of when i hear this is the movie la bamba after richie valens dies hello! depressing
NOT MY RICHIE!!!!! Original still the best!
Just upped my rating to 10. This song is pure sweetness.
Joe is da man. And I concur on the need for some Vai