Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 228

Sammy Hagar- Danger Zone

I thought I was pretty knowledgeable on Sammy's solo career, but now that I'm listening to his last record from his Capitol years, I realize that I don't know any of his tunes from these days. It's pretty cool, because now it's like listening to a record that's new to me even though it came out 31 years ago.

And it's a pretty good record too. A couple of snoozers, but good, dirty rock n' roll overall. I really dug the tune, "Mommy Says, Daddy Says".

Pretty amazing how much Hagar I have spread out through my collection. Besides the 3 solo albums I have of his, there is also the Van Halen albums, Montrose, and the track he has on Footloose. I think I'm forgetting something too. I almost bought the HSAS record he did with Neal Schon the other day, but passed. I still might though.

So obviously I'm a Sammy fan. I think he got a bad rap because most people prefer David Lee Roth Van Halen. I do too, but I still like the Hagar VH as well. The dude has just been consistent for what now, like 40 years? Give the dude his credit.

I can't wait to get his new autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock. I've read snippets online and you know that Sammy is a straight shooter. I'm sure the Van Halen brothers don't like it at all, but Sammy has always come off as a really cool guy to me. I know I'd like to hang out with him. I'm going to pick it up this weekend. I've been on a really big music biography kick lately. It started with Keith Richards book, and then Don Felder. Now I've just finished Dave Mustaine's book and almost finished with Dean Wareham's. So yeah, Sammy's is next. Let me know of any others I should read.

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