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    Default New Sammy & Mike song "Affirmation"

    Pretty good, sounds like 80s Sammy with Mike guesting:


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    I'm not trying to bash Sam/Mike but these 3 songs that have been released have been pretty underwhelming IMO.

    Affirmation is the best of the 3 which isn't saying much. To my ears it just seems like filler songs on what would be a normal Sammy solo album. I still listen to songs frequently off Marching to Mars, Red Voodo, 10/13 and Not 4 Sale but everything after that (solo wise) has seemed average to Sub Par.

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    Hmmm. It's a case of glass half full/half empty.
    Sammy's solo record were getting worse in terms of songwriting. This new one is a little better. But it's not the best thing he's ever done. It's not as good as Chickenfoot, either. So you could see it as a little improvement, something solid if unspectacular, or just say it's not the great thing Sammy promise. I think Sammy at this point needs a songwriting partner, and he's lucky because he got one in Joe Satriani. So call Joe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Hmmm. It's a case of glass half full/half empty.
    Sammy's solo record were getting worse in terms of songwriting. This new one is a little better. But it's not the best thing he's ever done. It's not as good as Chickenfoot, either. So you could see it as a little improvement, something solid if unspectacular, or just say it's not the great thing Sammy promise. I think Sammy at this point needs a songwriting partner, and he's lucky because he got one in Joe Satriani. So call Joe!
    Great post, and thanks for linking to Sammy's new song.
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    Front men by nature of their species have to have glaring blind spots to have enough ego to get up and do what they do.

    Similar Dave's inability live to recognize what he can do well and what he can not I feel Sam has a similar inability with his writing. When he writes more personally, life, and in a way smaller more direct personal feeling based the songs work. He does that well and connects with the material and it brings out his best. When he tries to do the sex thing, or bigger meaning universal stuff it just is not his wheelhouse as a writer. A concept album on the ills of money is just a bad idea. It is equivalent of Dave going oh yeah I can hit that high note. No man, just no. I love some of Sam's solo work better than his VH material but this entire record seems like a bad set up and him trying to do what he sucks at instead of nailing his wheelhouse. It is a shame because I think Mike sounds great and some of Vic's better sounding riffs. But the melodies and lyrics just kill it. Not what he does well. Sounds bad, does not come off authentic and just not what he does well. I hope he does something else, a shame to end doing what he does not do well.

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    I love the new song! The other two I thought were average, but not this one.
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    Best song yet but I’ve liked them all.

    I fucking love Trust Fund Baby.

    Can’t wait for my vinyl to get here on Friday. Lots of promo stuff about to happen including Live sirius Concert, iHeart Radio interviews and the whole band on Trunk Nation, so there will be something to talk about.

    I think you’re going to see this album go top 5 on Billboard as he’s including it with ticket purchases via Live Nation. It’s also on a major label so it will be available everywhere.

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    Best song of the three but nothing outstanding for me. I know others will think its better than VH. It should have been the first track that was released. Production is good. The guitar riff reminds me a bit of Bang a Gong. It needs to go somewhere but never gets there. That said its new and its better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Best song of the three but nothing outstanding for me. I know others will think its better than VH. It should have been the first track that was released. Production is good. The guitar riff reminds me a bit of Bang a Gong. It needs to go somewhere but never gets there. That said its new and its better than nothing.
    Better than what Van Halen?

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    Yes anything new is better than what is being put out at 5150 or maybe Valerie's cooking show

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    That sounded pretty good cranked up in the car.
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    I will have to give this one multiple listens to see if it grows on me.

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    I like this one the best of the three so far.
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