Guitarist Joe Satriani
described his original demo of this song to MusicRadar.com
as "rock meets hip-hop." He explained: "The rhythm figures during the bridge section were spooky, these harmonized notes played me scraping the pick on the string down by the bridge. This was set to an old LinnDrum loop, so it was very controlled, stream-of-consciousness guitars set to this old-school, rock/hip-hop rhythm."
Satriani continued: "The guys were trying to figure out how to play it, so they basically decided not to. [laughs] They went at it like it AC/DC, Aerosmith, Chickenfoot, whatever. As we were tracking, I realized that I couldn't play the spooky parts anymore - I had to make them more bluesy."