Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot 2009 - Redline(US)/Ears(Europe) - Sammy Hagar / vocals - Joe Satriani / guitars - Michael Anthony / bass - Chad Smith / drums 1. Avenida Revolution 2. Soap On A Rope 3. Sexy Little Thing 4. Oh Yeah 5. Runnin' Out 6. Get It Up 7. Down The Drain 8. My Kinda Girl 9. Learning To Fall 10. Turnin' Left 11. Future In The Past A "supergroup"? A super album? - Sammy Hagar: Probably the best album he has been a part of is Montrose's self-titled debut way, way back from 1973. A hard rock classic though the follow up album, Paper Money doesn't come close and Sammy left for a solo career as he and Ronnie Montrose's relationship fell apart. His solo career, starting from 1976 to 2008 and the number of releases is quite impressive but that's about the end of it. Hagar's MOR/AOR hard rock/polished pop rock/ballads was...I don't know...I guess geared to giggling teenage girls(?). Corny and boring. Lightweight. A handful of hits. The little "Red Rocker" (what's with that anyway?) has always annoyed me with his screeching and screaming vocal style (Montrose excluded). "I Can't Drive 55"...hahaha...Camaro rock. Replacing David Lee Roth in Van Halen (Hagar) in 1985, OU812 was a descent album but subsequent albums were all but downhill. The song, "Right Here, Right Now" was a very good single. Sammy was then thrown out on his azz as Diamond Dave stepped back in the fold and Hagar released a couple of more solo albums and formed Chickenfoot in 2008. - Joe Satriani: A talented technical guitar virtuoso as I'm sure some will argue with this. A master shredder teaching his craft to such students as Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett to mention a few. Surfing With The Alien at the time was one of the albums that set the standards for instrumental guitar shredding though The Extremist improved on this as the rest of his catalogue improved is basically the same formula. I've always been a fan of "Satch" though it has been some time since I listened to any of his albums and might sound out dated(?). - Michael Anthony: A pretty good bass player. Great stage persona. He and Alex Van Halen were a terrific rhythm section. - Chad Smith: I can't really comment too much. I wasn't a big Chili Peppers fan back in thier hey day though Blood Sugar Sex Magik was a great album. What I do remember from this album that drumming really didn't stand out as in some cases this can be a good thing as some drummers stick out because they're either flamboyant or not very good. I'll keep this short and sweet. lol Hagar's vocals are horrible. His howling and hooting is hilarious. His squealing and shrilling are piercing. Nothing has changed in 40 years. C'mon Sammy, grow up. Somehow I can't imagine Satriani hanging out with this crowd. I've read and heard Joe taking himself serious. Maybe too serious. Is he really having a good time. Hmmm. I think he's trying...too hard and it shows(hear). His string are slippery and sticky because from what I hear he can't decide to be "Satch" or Eddie Van Halen. The rhythm section is sloppy and the harmony choruses are dissonant as they come out from nowhere. Poopycock-rock and Chickenscratch. "A mile long and an inch deep". Swaggeringly whimsical. I did listen to Chickenfoot III...once, and it's improvement somewhat, but again it's Hagar's vocals that send a shiver down my spine. Show Sammy the door and bring in somebody that can sing. By the way, what happened to Chicken II?