- Audio CD (October 4, 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
- ASIN: 1858704553
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,330,967 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Chickenfoot III: Classic Rock Special Edition Import
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The highlights: Last Temptation, the opener, is hard, bluesy, and chunky, with a good dose of attitude and a guitar solo that comes out of nowhere. Satriani must have been thinking Hendrix when he wrote the music for Up Next, a dark, thumping song with one hell of a guitar solo. Lighten Up is even darker, and might be seen as Chickenfoot plus Deep Purple; it has a killer hook and a killer vibe. This is a big damn song with a lot going on. Big Foot, on the other hand, is a straight-up, no-BS driving tune with some funny lyrics. Dubai Blues: Sweet groove with a sweet, bluesy, dirty hook and excellent back-and-forth between the vocals and Satriani, who provides a couple of solos that are among his best. There are three songs that tilt toward the lighter side; Different Devil, Come Closer (a great, soulful track), and Something Gone Wrong show Chickenfoot's deeper side. The album closes by kicking things back up, with a hidden track called No Change -- push past the political lyrics, and you'll find a killer song with a killer vibe that showcases everyone in the band giving 110%. And that's the essence of Chickenfoot III: Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Mike Anthony, and Chad Smith all have had amazing careers full of amazing moments. Here, the band sounds as tight as any other band in peak form. Chickenfoot III will stand as one of the best things any of them has ever done.
I will say it again: This is one hell of an album.
What's astonishing is just how FRIGGIN' GOOD Sammy still is after all these years. The guy hasn't lost a step. He is incredible on this album.
I think it was a great choice sticking with Michael Anthony, and an even better choice bringing on Joe Satriani. (You may or may not recall how David Lee Roth picked up Steve Vai when he went solo. Probably the only real contender on the planet to set up against Eddie Van Halen. Well, Joe Satriani was Steve Vai's instructor. Satriani might be the third worthy candidate to roll with these rockers.)
The way the band comes together on this album is some kind of magnificent. They play together as if they were made for each other. Everything is TIGHT and STRONG. The riffs are awesome, the guitar tone exquisite, the bass and drums driving (in the way VH fans will definitely appreciate).
Altogether -- great album. Great songs. And an amazingly fluid and flawless super-concoction of killer talent.
Great, great stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best real rock record in a long time. No need to over analyze it. Just great rock.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
These 4 guys are definitely great jamming together! Overall good CD, although it would have been better if there were more harder songs on it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dano