VOA (album)


VOA (album)

Infobox Album
Name = VOA
Type = studio
Longtype =
Artist = Sammy Hagar


Released = August 1984
Recorded =
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 36:24
Label = Warner Bros.
Producer = Ted Templeman
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hifwxqu5ldfe link]
Last album = "Live 1980"
(1983)
This album = "VOA"
(1984)
Next album = "I Never Said Goodbye"
(1987)

"VOA" is the last solo album Sammy Hagar released before joining Van Halen. Around the same time Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen, guitarist Gary Pihl joined Boston. The title is a reference to the Voice of America broadcast network.

ong Information

* "I Can't Drive 55" has been a signature track for Hagar during and after his tenure with Van Halen, and is commonly used on TV programs and commercials related to automotive racing. Most recently, the song was featured in a NAPA Auto Parts commercial, where NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip (with then-teammate Dale Jarrett) asking Hagar to keep the noise down; in response, Hagar asked Waltrip if he could drive faster. The song was a protest against the federally mandated 55 mph speed limit that was still in effect in the United States.

* According to the album's liner notes, "Burnin' Down The City" is inspired by the street artists of New York City.

Track listing

# "I Can't Drive 55" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:12
# "Swept Away" (Sammy Hagar) - 5:36
# "Rock Is in My Blood" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:29
# "Two Sides of Love" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:41
# "Dick in the Dirt" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:19
# "VOA" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:29
# "Don't Make Me Wait" (Sammy Hagar/Jesse Harms) - 4:06
# "Burnin' Down the City" (Sammy Hagar) - 5:32

Personnel

* Sammy Hagar: Lead Vocals and Guitar
* Gary Pihl: Guitar
* Jesse Harms: Keyboards
* Bill Church: Bass
* David Lauser: Drums
* Ted "Champagne" Templeman: Percussion

Other Personnel

* Ted Templeman: Producer
* Jeff Hendrickson: Engineer
* Tom Size: Assistant Engineer
* Gary Rindfuss: Assistant Engineer
* Eric Mohler: Assistant Engineer
* Terry Christian: Assistant Engineer

ingles

* "I Can't Drive 55" b/w "Burnin' Down The City" - US (Geffen 7-29173)
* "I Can't Drive 55" b/w "I Can't Drive 55" - US (Geffen 7-29176)
* "I Can't Drive 55" b/w "I Can't Drive 55" - US (Geffen PRO-A-2174)
* "I Can't Drive 55" b/w "Dick In The Dirt" - Germany (Geffen A 4959)
* "Two Sides Of Love" b/w "Burnin' Down The City" - US (Geffen 29246-7)
* "Two Sides Of Love" b/w "Two Sides Of Love" - US (Geffen PRO-A-2156)
* "Two Sides Of Love" b/w "Burnin' Down The City" - Japan (Geffen 07SP 833)
* "VOA" b/w "VOA" - US (Geffen PRO-A-2213)
* "Swept Away" b/w "Swept Away" - US (Geffen PRO-A-2282)

Versions

* Geffen Records (US LP) : GHS 24043
* Geffen Records (Japan LP) : 28AP 2899
* Geffen Records (Holland LP) : GEF 26054
* High Stereo Light Records (Korean LP) : 119
* Geffen Records (US CD) : 24043-2
* MCA Victor (Japan CD) : MVCG-21006

External Links

Lyrics from Sammy's official site [http://www.redrocker.com/index.php?s=media&a=discography&aid=16 link]


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