Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock

April 1, 2008

Track List

  1. Musterion
  2. Overdriver
  3. I Just Wanna Rock
  4. Professor Satchafunkilus
  5. Revelation
  6. Come On Baby
  7. Out Of The Sunrise
  8. Diddle-Y-A-Doo-Dat
  9. Asik Vaysel
  10. Andalusia
  11. Ghosts (Bonus iTunes)


Produced by Joe Satriani and John Cuniberti
Engineered by John Cuniberti
Recorded at The Plant, Sausalito, CA
Additional recording by Joe Satriani at Studio 21
Mixed by John Cuniberti and Joe Satriani at The Plant and The Digital Therapy Lab

  • Joe Satriani (guitar,bass,piano)
  • Jeff Campitelli (drum,percussion)
  • Matt Bissonette (bass)
  • ZZ Satriani (tenor sax)
  • John Cuniberti (percussion)

Assisting engineer & digital editor : Mike Boden
Digital editing & sound design : Eric Caudieux
Mastering : Bernie Grundman
Art Direction & Design : Rex Ray
Photography : Leann Mueller
Direction : Mick Brigden

All songs by Joe Satriani
Published by Strange Beautiful Music/ASCAP

Studio reportage – Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock”Surfing With The Alien 20th anniversary” tour 2007
Surfing With The Alien
Ice 9
Crushing Day
Backstage in Los Angeles and San Francisco


Album Review

As a continuation of Super Colossal, Joe Satriani released in 2008 Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock. The style is more purified that on the previous record, almost minimalist.
The CD starts with a riff that reminds « Not Of This Earth » on « Musterion » start laying the foundations for the following songs, alternate between strange chords with twisted melodies like of « Ghost » or « Overdriver » and easy melodies that may sometimes sound like pop music, I think of « Revelation » and his very catchy chorus and « Out Of The Sunrise » the calm and peaceful song of the album and « Come On Baby » his sadder counterpart.
There’re  also very rock songs like oubviously « I Just Wanna Rock » and his incredible solo and « Diddle-Y-A-Doo-Dat » that is most jazzy and groovy. The name of this song is an onomatopoeia describing his main intro and outro riff, as a scat. We also have two ethnic songs « Asil Vaysel » and « Andalusia », a region of Spain.
Joe succeeded to make Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock consistent in his artistic choices, the production and the precise dosage of overdubs.