Sammy Hagar......an album that surprised me.

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  1. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    I've never really enjoyed Sammy much. His early hits came out before I was old enough to appreciate them I think and they never really got it done for me...Van Hagar wasn't my thing....Chickenfoot didn't do it either.

    That's cool. Not every musician is for every one. He always struck me as a guy I'd want to hang out with and just be around though. He seems to love life and there's just this very positive vibe I've always gotten from him. It was disappointing to me at some level that I just didn't dig the music/songs.

    So a friend brings a Sammy CD in to work last week and I LOVE IT! "Red Voodoo" Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas. I dig the songs, tones, his singing, the diversity of the music....wow!

    I know I'm almost 20 years late on this CD but I wasn't even aware that it existed.

    Just thought I'd share in the off chance that Sammy fans or non fans were as unaware of this one as I was. I'll definitely be picking up a copy. :)
     
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    I haven't heard this album yet. But if you're enjoying Sammy now. Check out the HSAS album he did in the 80' with Neil Schon.. I havent really heard much of his new solo stuff other than him with Chickenfoot. But I did like his earlier albums up to VOA. And I appreciate a lot of his stuff with VH. Sammy is cool in my book.
     
  3. Bob Maximus

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    Check this one out too. Some serious heavy riffage:

     
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    This!!!!
    A seriously underrated album.
     
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    Whoa! Thanks for the link! I'll get slagged for saying this, but that's his best work since Montrose by far. Blows his VH stuff out of the water. This record sounds REAL.
     
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    Heard that song before...
     
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    I'm not too much of a Sammy fan, but I've always enjoyed his "Standing Hampton" album. Good songs, good playing, good production.
     
  8. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    I liked whatever album has Trans am and Plain Jane on it ... like around 79. Yeah, Standing Hampton was a good one too!


    Plain Jane .... I like it ... it kind of builds :banana

     
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    This is my favorite Sammy song with my favorite Neil Schon lead.

     
  10. Hammered

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    Finally Street Machine gets a mention , my first and favorite Hagar album

     
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    I'm a Sammy fan - of all incarnations from Montrose through solo to VH & Chickenfoot - and Red Voodoo is definitely one of his most versatile albums. My personal favorites of his is All Night Long (live) and Ten 13. Ten 13 is worth a listen if you liked Red Voodoo IMHO.
     
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    Was never much of a Hagar fan, but bought Ten 13 and enjoyed it.
     
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    I've been a Sammy fan for a long time. The guy is a true rocker! Saw him open for ZZ Top way way back in the day and to me he and his band stole the show.
     
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    Agreed. I love Sammy. One of my favorite frontmen!
     
  15. rhinocaster

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    Thank you for the suggestions everyone. :)

    I'll dig deeper with Sammy and check out the stuff mentioned. :dude
     
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    I'll check some of these out too. I'm here because lately I can't get enough of Three Lock Box, which I liked when I was a youngster. Sammy's the real McCoy.
     
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    I saw Sammy way back in the 70's before his solo career took off. His live concerts back then were the best with Bill Church and Gary Pihl. Check out this concert-- a lot of tunes from the Montrose era here. Love Bad Motor Scooter about the 1:25 min mark.

     
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    Marching To Mars was a cool album as well.
     

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