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    Default The VHND Album Review: “Chickenfoot III”

    Three writers from "The Inside" magazine wrote a review of the Chickenfoot III album for the VHND:

    The VHND Album Review: “Chickenfoot III”

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    Any VH news Jeff?
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    The VHND Album Review: “Chickenfoot III”
    Thursday, 8 September 2011

    Chickenfoot, the supergroup of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith, released their self-titled debut album in 2009 — a solid, hard-rocking, good-time album, with several key tracks that most anyone who liked the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen would probably enjoy, including “Soap on a Rope,” “Down the Drain,” “Sexy Little Thing,” “Get It Up,” “Turnin’ Left” and “Future In the Past.” (Yes, there really are that many killer tracks on their first album!)

    So when Chickenfoot hooked us up with an advance copy of their second album, jokingly titled “Chickenfoot III,” we were salivating for our first taste.

    If you own their first album and you thought you knew what Chickenfoot was all about musically, you’re wrong. The group’s sophomore set is in no way a carbon copy of the first record. In fact, it’s quite different. It features several rockers as expected, but the band boldly expanded their sound, delving into some unexpected directions, such as pop, blues, soul, and even a couple slow-tempo cuts. Many fans will enjoy these new directions, but others will likely wish that the group had stuck with the same successful formula it tapped for its debut.

    While it’s a great album, “Chickenfoot III” sounds a little less uniquely “Chickenfoot” than the group’s inaugural set. Throughout the album, Sammy brings it lyrically and vocally, and Michael’s solid bass playing and completely unique background vocals are evident. Joe’s guitar playing and Chad’s drumming shine a little less often than they did on the debut, however, which leaves a few of the tracks sounding like a mixture of a Chickenfoot song and a Sammy Hagar solo song. It seems that Satch was purposely playing less technical and flashy, and more in a song oriented style.

    The album opens with the super heavy licks of “Last Temptation,” a hard-hitting, mid-tempo stomper.

    “Alright, Alright” is a tremendously fun bluesy rocker musically reminiscent of the Stones. A great party vibe, with plenty of fun signature Michael vocals and a very cool guitar solo with some funky key changes. We will gladly take as many fun songs like this as we can from Chickenfoot!

    “Different Devil” is the band’s obvious attempt at a pop single, and is by far the most commercial-sounding song Chickenfoot has recorded. We’re all for the group writing a pop song, but this sounds like a Sammy Hagar track, not a Chickenfoot tune. Granted, it’s a catchy, melodic, and radio-friendly number, and some fans will be thrilled with it, but few will be able to recognize Satch’s or Smith’s involvement. Think “Sexy Little Thing,” but softer rock and more generic, with nice, sunny background vocals from Michael.

    “Up Next” blazes full speed back into familiar Chickenfoot territory, with the rhythm section stomping hard, and Satch delivering some very riff-heavy and bluesy guitar while leaving lots of open spaces where Sam can do his thing. It’s a killer song with a fun chorus that finds the whole gang shouting the vocals, and it features a crazy and spacey guitar solo.

    Read the rest at VHND.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
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    Dude really? Even in this thread?
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    Dude really? Even in this thread?
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    Thanks for posting, Jeff. Can't wait to get my hands on this thing and give it a full listen-through myself. I think I'll be heading out in the car for an hour with the stereo cranked.
    The song ain't dirty it's really just the way we sing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Dude really? Even in this thread?
    I thought it was funny.

    don't take it personal, I was joking.
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    I agree the biggest dissapointment is "Three and a Half Letters".

    Never been big into that type of vocal thing where Sammy is just talking. Good subject matter but it just should have been more singing, ya know?

    Other than that, the album sounds great from the snippets. "Up Next" and "Alright, Alright" will be my favorites, I think.

    Thanks for the review, Jeff.

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    I thought it was funny.

    don't take it personal, I was joking.
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    well i picked up my copy. Im no professional music critic or anything like that but all in all i like it. some song didnt hit me right away but r growning on me. but i will say not because its the first single or anything but i think the heaviest song on there by the way of "groove" is bigfoot!! i played the whole cd in my car and i think at high levels that song just simply cranks! but one thing i was noticing while i was looking how to adjust my levels in the car was where are the highs?? seems like everysong is recorded or what have u in bass. it sounds like it has no highs on it. what gives?? all in all i like it! its no "ghost in the machine" but i like it.

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    Thank you AOL Music for letting me hear the full album for free. I was really disappointed it didn't rock more. My favorite track is Bigfoot and I thought that was weak when I first heard it. I really like the first album, but this one pales by trying to be a heavy Melloncamp - rather than a heavy Zep. The wild and crazy persona they are portraying doesn't seem to add up to this light rock user friendly music.

    I give it a 6.

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    Let's keep reviews in the stickied thread, not this one. Too confusing. Closing this one.
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    Are you gonna dock my pay?? LOL...


    No idea how I missed this one.
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