Cory Wong Details ‘The Striped Album’ & Shares ‘Massive’ Single Featuring Joe Satriani
A number of guests appear on The Striped Album including Satriani, Hornheads, Phoebe Katis, Tom Misch, David T. Walker and Mr. Talkbox. Cory Wong self-produced the record, which is said to find “Wong in typical giddy form.”
Read Cory’s thoughts on his experience working with Joe Satriani:
Joe’s one of the nicest and greatest guitar players I’ve ever worked with. I had been working on putting together material for my upcoming album and had a song that was perfect for him. Most of my music is pretty upbeat and happier major key songs. This song has a heavy minor key groove that feels like watching George Clinton wearing a pair of wet jeans walking through a knee high mud pit. It’s not really my vibe, but I thought it was still really cool and could fit on my album with the right collaborator. Someone who can bring the heavy rock vibe.
Joe and I have never met in person. As a matter of fact, we met over Zoom towards the beginning of the lockdown. We stayed in touch and he sent me what has become the most exciting remote tracks anyone has sent over. I loaded his guitar tracks into my ProTools session and just started cracking up. He went SO HARD. I told him the sort of thing I was looking for, and a temp track of me playing some lead guitar lines to outline the melody for him. He came back with the most aggressive and heavy guitar that I’ve ever had on an album. It’s the exact Joe Satriani people think of, and oddly enough, the track ended up being a Cory Wong song that people could expect, but with the heaviest of twists. I had been sitting on this song idea for a couple of years, but couldn’t quite solve the puzzle. As I immediately found out, Joe Satriani was the missing puzzle piece.
Stream Cory Wong’s “Massive” featuring Joe Satriani below:
The Striped Album Tracklist
- Design (feat. Kimbra)
- Clickbait (feat. Hornheads)
- Synchronicity (feat. Phoebe Katis)
- Smooth Move (feat. Tom Misch)
- The Pinky Harp (feat. David T. Walker)
- Massive (feat. Joe Satriani)
- Livin’ It Up (feat. Mr. Talkbox)
- The Boardwalk