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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Maybe the only surprising thing about Chickenfoot's critically dismissed 2009 debut was that anyone should have been surprised at its eventual commercial success. After all, there was just no way that America's average Joe classic rock consumer was going to resist spending all of that disposable beer money on a super-sized union between Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith, no matter how meager its artistic rewards. Temptation embraced, the broth thickens with a second Chickenfoot LP -- cheekily named Chickenfoot III -- that offers much the same in terms of musical and intellectual stimuli don't laugh with its rather shameless though surely ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Maybe the only surprising thing about Chickenfoot's critically dismissed 2009 debut was that anyone should have been surprised at its eventual commercial success. After all, there was just no way that America's average Joe classic rock consumer was going to resist spending all of that disposable beer money on a super-sized union between Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith, no matter how meager its artistic rewards. Temptation embraced, the broth thickens with a second Chickenfoot LP -- cheekily named Chickenfoot III -- that offers much the same in terms of musical and intellectual stimuli don't laugh with its rather shameless though surely to-be-expected, exploitation of the vintage Van Hagar aesthetic. Love it or loathe it, said blueprint yields plenty of mainstream rock comfort food in the shape of muscular opener "Last Temptation," the subsequent, irresistible singalong "Alright Alright," and even the bluesier, acoustic-infused "Something Gone Wrong," among other tracks. And while some listeners may understandably take exception with Satriani's occasional overindulgence in EVH's legendary "brown sound" on cuts like "Lighten Up" and "Big Foot," the guitar hero's simultaneous willingness to mask his silver alien fret pyrotechnics for the betterment of simple, anthemic single "Different Devil," or the subdued yacht rocker "Come Closer" is perhaps the biggest endorsement of Chickenfoot's true status as a band, rather than yet another jumble of superstars jamming for their 401ks. Having said that, the ship has unfortunately and unquestionably sailed on Sammy Hagar's ability to convey a serious lyric with believable conviction way too many waboritas and mas tequilas, Sammy, sorry bro, and so it's hard to reconcile his effort to recite earnest letters written by the down-and-unemployed with shrieks of "I need a job"! on the confusing "Three-Letter Word." Likewise, the sardonic "Dubai Blues" just isn't very funny when spewed through the mouth of a dyed-in-the-wool capitalist millionaire, but maybe we're thinking too hard here… After all, it's already been established that Chickenfoot III is an unapologetic exercise in classic rock nostalgia, take it or leave it, and at least it's honestly so -- unlike the latest Jane's Addiction or Pulp reunions…both of them such anti-corporate, anti-establishment indie rockers, clearly. Not! So judge not, indie rockers and other self-satisfied musical tribes: any way you slice it, the aging rock audience is hungry and, flawed as they may be, Chickenfoot are just the guys to feed them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923237723
  • Catalog Number: 2377
  • Sales rank: 56,463

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Last Temptation (4:02)
  2. 2 Alright Alright (4:39)
  3. 3 Different Devil (4:24)
  4. 4 Up Next (4:33)
  5. 5 Lighten Up (5:12)
  6. 6 Come Closer (4:08)
  7. 7 Three and a Half Letters (4:07)
  8. 8 Big Foot (3:49)
  9. 9 Dubai Blues (5:02)
  10. 10 Something Going Wrong (5:16)
  11. 11 [Untitled] (4:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chickenfoot Primary Artist
Sammy Hagar Vocals, Background Vocals
Joe Satriani Guitar
Chad Smith Percussion, Drums
Michael Anthony Bass, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mike Fraser Producer, Engineer
Todd Gallopo Art Direction
Chickenfoot Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    More fun from Waboritaville

    Having got such a charge out of Chickenfoot's debut album, I immediately ordered their second CD the day it was released. Peeling the shrink wrap off Chickenfoot III, you realize that this power quartet has a bountiful sense of humor. Packaging included a pair of 3-D glasses and five pictures utilizing the technology. These guys do spend some thought into presentation. You get the sense that this band truly enjoys what they do. While the musical content is more or less in the same vein as their first CD; the pulsing bass work from Michael Anthony, Chad Smith's dynamic drums, Joe Satriani riffing and shredding on guitar, and Sammy Hagar trying to channel his vocal abilities of thirty years past. While this formula works perfectly well for Chickenfoot, they haven't really broken any new ground here, and might not have equalled or surpassed their initial output. But, any 'Foot fan- those of us that get where this band is coming from- will no doubt enjoy it for what it's worth.

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