Great Metal Albums of 1980: Sammy Hagar- Danger Zone
At first, I wasn’t sure if I should put this album into the metal category as many out there don’t classify Sammy Hagar has heavy metal. Then again, I never gave two stuffs about silly arguments over what should be categorised where. Besides, the first song I ever heard from the “Red Rocker” had the same title as the genre of music I love so much. It was on a soundtrack from a film of the very same name which I will be visiting when I get to 1981.
So onto this album “Danger Zone.” Listening to it only confirms to me that it should be called a metal album as there are some serious rocking tunes on it. “Mommy Says, Daddy Says,” “20th Century Man,” “Love or Money” and “Bad Reputation” are all great melodic metal tunes that stand the test of time. Even the bluesy “The Ice Man” where Journey singer Steve Perry provides the backing vocals is a cooker. There is some great crunching guitar sounds on this album and another Journey member in the form of Neil Schon lays down some killer solos on “Love or Money.” I get the impression that Hagar is still hungry on this album and it definitely shows in the music.
1. Love or Money
2. 20th Century Man
3. Miles For Boredom
4. Mommy Says, Daddy Says
5. In The Night, (Entering the Danger Zone)
6. The Iceman
7. Bad Reputation
9. Run For Your Life
10. Danger Zone
Sammy Hagar- vocals, guitar
Bill Church- bass
Gary Pihl- guitar, keyboards
Chuck Ruff- drums
Geoff Workman- keyboards
Steve Perry- backing vocals
Neil Schon- guitar solos on “Love or Money”
In 1980, Sammy Hagar was still making his way in the rock world. Kick ass albums like “Danger Zone” paved the way to the greatness he would eventually achieve.
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