Surfing with the Alien is Satriani's second album, released in 1987 and meant his breakthrough to a larger audience. It was the first instrumental rock record to enter the charts in a very long time. Although the album contains fast and complex songs as well as slower, melodic songs Satriani's unique style is always easily recognizable.
- 1. Surfing With The Alien (4:24)
- 2. Ice 9 (4:08)
- 3. Crushing Day (5:14)
- 4. Always With Me, Always With You (3:22)
- 5. Satch Boogie (3:13)
- 1. Hill Of The Skull (1:46)
- 2. Circles (3:27)
- 3. Lords Of Karma (4:46)
- 4. Midnight (1:42)
- 5. Echo (5:38)
"It captures the best of its era and is still impressive in that regard."