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Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot (2009)

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  1. joe

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    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.


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    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?
     
  2. Groovy Man

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    Ouch! Joe :heheh:

    I don't think anyone would argue, that Chickenfoot is cock-rock...but man, I hate that term.....maybe because I don't like anything that is considered ''cock rock''

    This is my take on Chickenfoot...

    on both albums....

    either, the songs are good :)....or really bad. :uh:

    But, I have to disagree with you Joe, about Sammy's vocals - they sound fine to me!

    ...it's just the lyrics, I have a problem with - which leads us full circle back to ''cock-rock'' :heheh:

    Chickenfoot is ok...it's hit n' miss....

    but, must say - they're no Van Halen.

    IMO, Van Halen should bring Michael Anthony back...

    Roth, Anthony, Alex and Eddie....

    Sammy should go solo again - I love Sammy's solo stuff! :grinthumb

    :cheers2
     
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    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?

    Supergroup is a word for a combined group of famous musicians coming together in one band.. Super album?? A debut that took some by surprise since it's familiar Classic rock to some in a world where some would say.. This sorta Rock is dead..

    - 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(?).
    One of Sammy's strong points is his ballads. It goes along with the style of Rock Sammy plays which if you look at the spectrum of most Rock groups that will produce a Ballad to show the different side of a band. Hardly something that would not to compared to say Boy Bands.. (you didn't use that comparrison) but still, something to break up a album and bring the tempo and energy down.

    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.

    Chad has done numerous sit in's with other famous bands.. He's widely known for great drumming..

    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.

    Joe.. a biased opinion to say the least..I could pick any album you like and say a ton of things to satisfy my lack of interest..
    To me your ears are tuned to other styles of Rock.. Chickenfoot is a have fun, don't be so serious group.
    Their formula has worked and to me they seem to be having a good time making music together..
    Sammy by far has made it rich in many ways and not just on his music contributions.. So he is doing this for his passion of music.
    I'm glad to see he can still hit those notes he does.. I figured he would blow out his voice with this type of singing.. But to each his own..
    I give Chickenfoot's debut a 4 star rating..
    :cheers2


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    Good band, Good music and Good fun! 4/5

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    I agree with you Groovy. It is somewhat crude and coarse but it definitely fits this album IMO. Van Halen with Sammy Hagar isn't Van Halen.
     
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    I cannot take your denouncements and conjectures serious, therefore it is without value, consequence and significance. "Null and void".
     
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    No, it was Van Hagar....as a lot of people called it. :)

    And the Van Hagar years were hit n' miss too, IMO...

    But, I must say I saw VH with Sammy in concert - and it was great! :grinthumb

    I think their last album with Hagar, ''Balance'' (1995) was their best album - although, I think most Van Hagar fans might disagree.

    I liked ''Balance'' because it was more serious subject matter and less ''cock-rock''....matter-a-fact....it wasn't ''cock rock'' at all. Too bad they split, after that album - they were finally on the right path.

    Sorry, if I'm slightly off the Chickenfoot topic.
     
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    :oyea: I always called them Van Hagar too. I'd like to see the original Halen come together. It wouldn't surprize me if Michael Anthony hopes back on board.
     
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    I would also like to see Michael come back to Van Halen.

    I also like the David Lee Roth years MUCH better than the Sammy years.

    No I did not think the Sammy (Van Hagar) years sucked. I enjoyed all of it.

    Chickenfoot is a decent record. Not bad at all. I ended up liking it just fine.


    ...nice write up though joe. :grinthumb
     

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