Shockwave Supernova

So… I was listening to the latest Joe Satriani album – Shockwave Supernova and was enjoying it as I am a big fan. Then this track comes along… “Crazy Joey” – it starts out with a slow blues type of rhythm and what seems like single/double-note riffs from Joe.  But then, out of the blue… BAM!  The most wicked tapping-riff I have heard in a long time! Mind you, I’ve heard countless shred-tastic two-handed tapping runs in my life, but for some reason, this one really floored me not because of it sounding difficult to play (I think it might actually be not that hard) but because of the awesome melodicism of it even when played super-fast.  This is why Joe is the master.