Out now on Ear Music

After an enjoyable debut the super group comprising Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith skip straight past the difficult second album in favour of III.

More focused, more fun and more streamlined than the debut this is an enjoyable romp from start to finish.  Hagar’s voice is in fine fettle, Satriani’s tone is much improved over the debut and the rhythm section cooks over this collection of groove laden tracks.

Straight ahead for the most part, this is a good time record, straight up good time hard rock, full of cock sure radio appeal yet with the odd darker moment for contrast; like ballad “Come Closer” and the social economic commentary of “Three And A Half Letters”. There is very little to dislike except for the fact they make it seem too damn easy.

If you liked the debut you will like this more.

Rating – 90%

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