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    Default Brian May Comments on Chickenfoot :)

    http://www.brianmay.com/whatsnew.html

    No - it's not a Ban-the-Bomb sign. It's explosive. It's .... a Chicken Foot!

    For those who like to ROCK (enunciated with a deep gravelly voice, a la Tommy Vance ...), in a classic grass roots, frig-off, out-and-out real way ...

    This is the new album you have to get.

    Chicken Foot are a new California 'Super Group' of wondrous musicians having a ball together and playing REAL rock music.

    Just reading the group line-up is enough to get your taste-buds going ... it's a Classic Rock Nerd's dream ... (I proudly count myself in that category) - the awesome Chad Smith (from Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums ... undoubtedly one of the world's finest ... Michael Anthony (Van Halen) - undoubtedly one of the worlds greatest bass players ... on vocals Sammy Hagar (Montrose and Van Halen) ... undoubtedly one of the world's great rock and roll vocalists, writers, guitarist front men. And ... Jesus Christ ... who would you like on Guitar? Joe Satriani!!! Well, our cup overflows, a finer guitarist you can find nowhere on this planet ...

    So ... these guys play FOR REAL in the studio (and soon in a theatre near you) - with no clicks, only big bangs. I have had this album in my car since I came back from LA doing American Idol ... I raced down to Sunset Strip where they were playing ... after the TV show was over ... to catch the end of the Chicken Foot show. And missed it! Very uncool. But I did come away clutching the new album in my hand. So - in the car? Well, it's been a problem really ... cos for a long time I could not get past track 3. Reason being ... it's so great. You just have to play it over and over again. It's called "Sexy Little Thing" ... a great great simple riff from Satriani ... one of those riffs everybody wishes they had thought of ... and then the colossal rhythm section kicks in ... Big fat rolling growly bass. .. and enormous drums. Somebody's gonna hate me for saying this, but I never quite felt Chili Peppers' records quite captured the truly monumental power of this guy Chad, who has become a great friend ... he played with us at the launch of WWRY in Vegas. On this record, you truly get the full effect of this frightening virtuoso hard hitter ... there is a naked snare drum hit on this track which KILLS me every time it comes around ... I have to turn it up and deafen myself every time ... it makes me yell ! So probably many people have seen me driving around town recently and screaming like a madman. Well, this is why. You get the same kind of feeling from Sammy Hagar as you did on the Van Halen tracks "Why can't this be Love" and "Best of Both Worlds" - pure excitement. He's pretty underrated as a singer, in my opinion ... never runs out of grit and top notes, or energy. Satriani? I LOVE hearing him play big fat rhythm - he still shreds and burns and performs impossible somersaults on the guitar ... but that driving rhythm playing is ... well, a total joy.

    Enough. Go get it, please. It will cleanse and refresh and energise you.

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    Very.


    Funny, my bud said he saw Brian May outside the Roxy afterwards and I didn't really believe him.

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    Regardless of what Brian said about the album (positive or negative) he seems, by ALL indications, to be a stand up guy. I've never seen him get angry and he is always just the calm guitar player doing his thing.

    And his review of the what he has heard so far from CHICKENFOOT is just ON THE MONEY!

    Hearing Satch play rhythms unlike what I usually hear on his solo records is TRULY special. But it's not like I didn't expect them to be GREAT having listened to 90% of Joe's catalog before the band released any music. He is a GENIUS. In every sense of the word.

    Fuck I keep pinching myself. Sammy, Satch....wow.....Mikey and Chad Smith......wow.......DOUBLE WHAMMY!!!!
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    Brian May rules.

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    Playing LIVE in the studio is the only way to go!
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

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    Props like this don't get that much better!
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    Nice of Mr May to write that on his site. He sounds genuinely enthused.

    Nice guy, good guitarist and always the winner in poodle lookalike competitions.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Brian has and will always be on my A list.
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    BMIACA...


    Seriously, very cool of him to write this. It should give them a boost overseas, as May is so well respected. He's also damn right about that snare shot...
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    that's a pretty stellar review from Brian Freaking May. The guys should feel pretty happy at the moment!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    that's a pretty stellar review from Brian Freaking May. The guys should feel pretty happy at the moment!
    Really. Who gives a shit about the critics when Brian May is raving about your record!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis5150 View Post
    BMIACA...
    Ah, you beat me to it, Otis. LOL Well done!
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    Beautiful.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    wow. cool to see such a great musician chime in, and he's gottalotta VH ties, too. Cheers.

 

 

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