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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal / Artist: Chickenfoot / CD / Audio CD released 2009-06-08 at Absolute - earMusic / Edel

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      20.03.2010 12:14
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      Great rocking classic!

      Chickenfoot are Sammy Hagar (Montrose, Van Halen), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Joe Satriani (guitar god) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers). Preferring not to be regarded a 'supergroup' (basically thats what they are), Chickenfoot have released a self-titled album in the void that Van Halen have left. If you are a fan of heavy rock and of course, Van Halen, odds are that you will enjoy Chickenfoot.

      Producer / engineer Andy Johns has the background in classic rock to get the right sound from these guys in the studio - and it's a no-nonsense affair really. Its sounds fresh, modern and exciting and far better than anything a reformed Van Halen may put out I'm sure. Johns engineered classic albums like Free's 'Highway' (a personal favourite of mine), The Rolling Stones 'Exile on Main Street' and Led Zeppelin's 'Four Symbols' which is probably one of the main reasons Chickenfoot got him involved. Van Halen were always searching for that British rock sound, specifically that of Led Zeppelin - Hagar is basically a cartoon version of Robert Plant.

      Yes, Sammy Hagar. Songs like 'Down the Drain', 'Sexy Little Thing' and 'Oh Yeah' are balls to the wall rock classics and need Hagar's powerful voice to get them going. Hagar's Van Halen output was mostly soppy baladeering, apart from the post-David Lee Roth masterpiece ' Why Can't This Be Love'. Here he rocks like he did when he fronted Montrose, but it sounds so much better with all its modern sounds.

      Michael Anthony is obviously just pleased to be working again after being fired from Van Halen by Eddie Van Halen. More interesting is the inclusion of guitar legend Joe Satriani whose distinctive style is the obvious driving force behind the album.

      Primarily known as a speed metal guitar instrumentalist, Satriani here is a toned and refined version of himself. This is probably a good thing that he has been tamed, because I'm not a big fan of his epic guitar twangling instrumentals. He manages to rock out with the rest of the group, sounding like he's having the time of his life.

      Chad Smith from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers is the strangest addition to the group, not being particularly associated with the heavy rock sound. But as drummer he pounds the skins with great abandon and seems to enjoy the chance to rock out with some fellow legends.

      Chickenfoot's self titled debut is a great rock album, the sort that just isn't made anymore. Its got a great sound and one that will delight fans of all the separate artists involved. Time will tell whether the album becomes a classic, or a brief curio.

      Chickenfoot is available from amazon.co.uk for£8.95.

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        22.01.2010 15:15
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        Classic RnR 2009 style

        If you got in early or you have been lucky and got a first edition cd, you will have got a heat sensitive cover which as far as i am concerned is the only gimmick you get with this band. The band features Michael Anthony (bass), Sammy Hagar (vocals), Joe Satriani (guitar), and Chad Smith (drums). This debut album was released on June 5th 2009.

        This band is a great vehicle for Satriani (once a teacher of the great Steve Vai). I have many of his solo albums but I dont think any of them can match up to this true piece of rock and roll genius. All the way through you can hear his little flicks and riffs, never once seeming like its over done.

        The rhythm section is so solid with Anthony and Smith seeming like they have played together for years but then I guess with pros like these thats what you get. This is all topped off with some great vocals from Hagar, who still sounds great after all these years. A true pro!

        There really isnt a bad track on this album and I am sure you will be chanting along to "Oh Yeah" in your car in no time. My personal favorite on this album is "Sexy Little Thing" - Fab riff and great lyrics - oh it takes you back ;-)
        The track listing is as follows:

        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

        If you like your Rock 'n Roll melodic, loud and classic this is definately the album for you.

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        26.11.2009 23:28
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        Chickenfoot really deserve the Supergroup title. This is a great debut album.

        Chickenfoot... Yes that's right, this band is called Chickenfoot! Might sound like a bit of joke name but the members of this group are no joke at all! 

        If you know anything about musical greats then you will see why Chickenfoot have gained the title of "Supergroup"! (Though Sammy Hager says "We're not a supergroup, we like hanging out together and the music is a bonus. We just happen to be in other groups.) Haha. 

        We have Sammy Hager from Van Halen on lead vocal and fellow Van Halen member Michael Anthony on the bass. 
        The amazing solo guitarist Joe Satriani provides the great guitar riffs and Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers completes the group on the drums!
        Wows. 

        The two members of Van Halen seem to be the biggest influence on Chickenfoot and they work together so well! Sammy Hager's voice is so powerful and as he was the singer of Van Halen, Chickenfoot is very similar.

        In my opinion Chad Smith is one of the greatest drummers around at the moment and he is outstanding in Chickenfoot as he gets to play in a more Rock way than in Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love the way he has described Chickenfoot as his 'mistress' and that he needs to go back to his 'wife' ie. Red Hot Chili Peppers! He will be back with his mistress after another Chili Pepper album though. 

        Joe Satriani is an amazing solo guitarist that has built up a huge following without even being in a band. This is all down to his amazing skill with the guitar. He's a modern day Hendrix!

        Their self titled debut album has a track listing like this...
        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

        The album is nearly an hour long and most of the songs are 5 - 6 minutes long mainly due to the fantastic guitar solos by Satriani in the middle!

        This is great, old-fashioned, in your face Rock & Roll! I mean old-fashioned in a good way by the way! Chickenfoot go back to the roots of Rock & Roll and their sound is very much like that of AC/DC, Van Halen and Led Zeppelin. 

        The guitar work is so fast paced and very intricate. It is not as OTT creative as Joe Satriani's solo stuff but it works so well with the lyrics from Sammy Hager. 

        The great stand out tracks for me are
        Soap on a Rope, Down The Drain and my favourite song, Sexy Little Thing. 
        The opening track isn't the greatest but you should definitely stick with it. 

        There are a few slower songs in the album and this really shows Sammy's vocal range when he hits those powerful screams.  

        This is definitely an album for Rock & Roll fans and I think it would be quite difficult to get into if you don't like old rock music. I think it is a breath of fresh air in the charts as most of today's 'rock' music doesn't really deserve that title!

        Chickenfoot are trying to bring back old school Rock & Roll and I think they are doing a damn good job! They may have a stupid name but I hope they can all keep the Chickenfoot band rolling even with all their other band commitments. 

        C

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          04.07.2009 18:35
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          A great debut album from Chickenfoot, i just hope people give them a chance so they make a 2nd album

          What the hell? I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought that when they saw the name of this group. What it means I have no idea but when I saw the members of the band I realized quite frankly I couldn't care! Chickenfoot might potentially be the first 'super group' to exist. By super group I mean the first band to be made of members of previous groups. The band consists of:

          Sammy Hager - Lead Vocals (Van Halen and Montrose)
          Joe Satriani - Guitar (Solo)
          Michael Anthony - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals (Van Halen)
          Chad Smith - Drums (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

          First off it has to be said that this is an impressive group of musicians. How they came together is a bit of a mystery but there is high expectations for Chickenfoot. All of them have had huge success in the past so it is expected that Chickenfoot will be on an equal high level of performance. I'm probably like a lot of other people; I had no idea what to expect but I was hoping it would be incredible. The reason why I picked up this album was mainly because I'm a huge Joe Satriani fan, I love his solo stuff (And his work with G3) to bits. I've always been interested to see how he works in a 'normal' band.

          The track list:

          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

          The album lasts 57.6 minutes according itunes which is a very good length for 11 songs. All of the songs were written by Hager and Satriani apart from apart from Down the Drain and Future In The Past where everyone participated in writing the song. There is a 12th called 'Bitten by the Wolf' but this song is a Vinyl and itunes bonus track only, sadly I don't have either of those.

          The Good

          This is fast paced high energy Rock 'n' Roll. Exactly my type of thing (Besides cheesy dance!). If I was to link it to a similar band I would describe Chickenfoot as a mix of Audioslave, Velvet Revolver, AC/DC with hints of Joe Satriani and Led Zeppelin. It's not particularly original music but it's a real refreshing sound to here considering the way modern music is going these days. Music has taken a huge indie influence in recent years and that classic Rock feeling has been missing for quite some time. Chickenfoot definitely do a good job in going back to the roots of rock and bringing back something that's been missing for too long.

          So it's not anything new, but it's good. The tempo and the 'in your face' attitude is what makes Chickenfoot a solid album. It's lively and bright and all powered by Joe Satriani. His riffs are not on the same level as his solo work however they will all get you on your feet in the mood for rocking out. I never really listened to Van Halen much but Sammy Hager is excellent here. It took a little while to get used to but his vocals are top stuff. It's deep and loud singing with the occasional Robert Plant style high pitched note. Chickenfoot won't blow you off your feet but it's really easy listening music, you haven't got to be a huge fan of rock to enjoy and appreciate it. Chad Smith and Michael Anthony are both solid throughout the album, they have no stand out moments but do a good consistent job in Chickenfoot.

          The album starts slow but improves as each song goes by. The album is definitely at it's best towards the end. The stand out songs are My Kinda Girl and Future In the Past for me especially Future In the Past. Here the song starts at a slower pace than the rest of the album but picks up for a spectacular song where Satriani is given more freedom to play around with. 'Oh Year' is currently the only single from the album; It's a decent song but there is better stuff on the album so if you do come across it don't be disappointed if you think this is all Chickenfoot has to offer. Other honorable mentions are Soap On A Rope and Down The Drain; both are real catchy and could be future singles. I wouldn't say there are any album fillers here it's just the songs I've mentioned are just a bit better than the rest.

          The Bad

          This is a difficult album to get into. The first listen through probably won't impress you and it's partially due to the opening song. Avenida Revolution isn't a great opening track; it's by no means a bad song it's just not lively enough to interest the listener. The opening track on an album is vital as it often sets the tone for the rest of the album. You will probably need a second listen of Chickenfoot before you begin to appreciate their music. It's an album for those who remember or listen to the good old days of rock/rock n roll so I don't think younger listeners will be particularly impressed. I do feel the album may struggle in today's market as it is drastically different to the current music scene.

          Satriani is restricted here; he was never going to be given the freedom and creativity he has when working on his own. He isn't bad here it's just anyone who has listened to Satriani on his own will see the clear difference. This isn't necessarily a bad thing for everyone, those who have never listened to Satriani will probably be very impressed with his work and I hope it makes people go on to look up his solo work. I sadly can't enjoy this album as much as I should due to the restrictions on Satriani. Fans of Van Halen or Red Hot Chili Peppers may find the same with the other members, I would happily listen to any of their music but I don't own an album from either of them. Their previous success could hinder their progress as some people will be set in stone with what these guys used to do.

          Overall

          A really good debut album from Chickenfoot. I'm not sure if they have plans to keep the band going and release further albums but I seriously hope they do. It takes a while to adjust to their music as this type of music hasn't been around for some time. The best advice for this album is to try and forget who the individual members are and treat them like a new band; this way you can appreciate and rate the album without being biased either way. A really gritty rock n roll album which they can build on; Chickenfoot have a bright future if they keep it up. Shame about the dodgy name though!

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          Disc #1 Tracklisting
          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