"Code Red" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Track 3 on the all-instrumental "Code Red" is a cover of "Satch Boogie," which is "dedicated to the master, Joe Satriani, for his insight and inspiration." That dedication is well deserved. G-Force sounds like nothing as much as a Satriani record and that's high praise indeed.

Michael Corsaro, guitarist and driving force behind G-Force, plays whatever style of guitar seems to fit the song of the moment. There's hard rock and heavy metal ("Showdown," "Swept Away), there's odes to different eras ("Bourbon Street," "Little Diddy") and there's the slow sensitive stuff ("Miracles").

G-Force doesn't match the charisma and technical mastery of Satriani, but the similarities are plentiful enough that I think any Satriani fan will enjoy "Code Red." Not only is Corsaro's fretwork impressive, but his band has their licks down as well.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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