Friday, September 30, 2022

Sammy Hagar shares bonus tracks from new album Crazy Times

Sammy Hagar is sharing a pair of bonus tracks from his newly-available album, “Crazy Times.”

“2120” and an acoustic demo of “Father Time” are featured on the exclusive Target edition of the project, which Hagar and The Circle recorded with producer Dave Cobb at the historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN.

The Red Rocker first previewed the set with the album’s title track, while explaining how the record came together.

“Before I stepped into the studio with Dave, he’d told me he wanted the best of my career on this record, and he wasn't going to let me get out of that studio until I gave it to him,” shared Hagar at the time. “So, I said, ‘If you expect that from me, at my age, as many records as I've made, you're going to have to push me,’ and he said no problem.

"Obviously, I dug down and just tried to write good strong songs, great lyrics, great melodies and not worry so much about the arrangements because he had that covered. And he pushed and squeezed every one of us. We went in the studio with seven songs and came out with 10. We ended up cowriting three songs with Dave Cobb and the band, ncluding ‘Crazy Times.’”

In support of the album release, Sammy Hagar & The Circle hit the road in June for a US amphitheater tour; when that wraps up in Sacramento, CA on October 1, Hagar will celebrate his 75th birthday at his annual week of Birthday Bash concerts at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Get your digital copy of “Crazy Times” at Amazon here or pick up the vinyl edition here.

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