Thursday, June 18, 2009

The foot of a chicken

The worst named band may end up being one of the coolest. At first I was weary after my Uncle called me up:

“Hey Justin, Sammy Hagar has a new band, it’s incredible. There called chickenfoot.”

“What’s that, chicken…”

“Yeah Chickenfoot. It’s got Sammy, Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Joe Satriani (that dude that just guitar solos like a crazy person) and Will Ferell lookalike, drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). Check them out.”

Still unsure I decided to go to itunes and check out their most popular song, a little lick titled “Oh Yeah.” It features fun Sammy lyrics using words like “Hootchi Kootchi” and a chorus that just features “Oh Yeah,” over and over. It kinda rocks, and it definitely rolls.
Other songs, most notably “Soap on a Rope” and the crunchy “Down the Drain” (Is there a bathroom theme to this album?) are legitimately great tracks.
Better than solo Sammy, but less dynamic than Van Haggar tracks. Right now it’s in the top ten CD’s on iTunes, and has been gaining popularity, so let’s see if this band can be more than just a side project.

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