Nine on a Ten Scale

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All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
While most would suggest that the seminal American hard rock debut from the Sammy Hagar-fronted Montrose is the real coming-out for the singer/guitarist, serious Hagar fans might disagree and offer that title to Nine on a Ten Scale. After two discs with Montrose a self-titled record and Paper Money, Hagar struck out on his own and quickly released this solo debut after Capitol Records snatched up the hot young vocalist in 1976. If Hagar was anxious to show that he had musical skills that extended way beyond the gravel-voiced, Led Zeppelin-esque howling that he had demonstrated with Ronnie Montrose's heavy metal outfit, this recording definitely accomplishes that goal. ...
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All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
While most would suggest that the seminal American hard rock debut from the Sammy Hagar-fronted Montrose is the real coming-out for the singer/guitarist, serious Hagar fans might disagree and offer that title to Nine on a Ten Scale. After two discs with Montrose a self-titled record and Paper Money, Hagar struck out on his own and quickly released this solo debut after Capitol Records snatched up the hot young vocalist in 1976. If Hagar was anxious to show that he had musical skills that extended way beyond the gravel-voiced, Led Zeppelin-esque howling that he had demonstrated with Ronnie Montrose's heavy metal outfit, this recording definitely accomplishes that goal. Featuring mostly Hagar-penned material, and plenty of the singer's own guitar work as well, this disc -- while not a huge commercial success -- proved that Hagar possessed many talents. Unfortunately, some weak production and questionable lyrics make this record a pretty difficult listen decades after its initial release. But Hagar's voice is unconditionally impressive, and the music has enough of a spark to suggest the artist's rare ability to define a unique musical style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/1996
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261201829
  • Catalog Number: 182
  • Sales rank: 68,996

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sammy Hagar Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Wizard Keyboards
Aynsley Dunbar Drums
John Blakeley Guitar
Emilio Castillo Horn
Bill Church Bass
Joe Crane Keyboards
Venetta Fields Vocals, Background Vocals
Alan Fitzgerald Keyboards
Mic Gillette Horn
Jim Hodder Drums
Stephen "Doc" Kupka Horn
Maxayn Lewis Vocals, Background Vocals
Lenny Pickett Horn
Gary Pihl Guitar
Scott Quick Guitar
Jerry Shirley Drums
Dallas Taylor Drums
Stan Wizard Keyboards
Greg Adams Horn
Fitz Keyboards
Sherlie Matthews Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Carter Producer
Tom Flye Engineer
John Henning Engineer
Craig Morris Engineer
Deke Richards Engineer
John Stronach Engineer
Gary Kellgren Engineer
Jimmy Robinson Engineer
Roy Kohara Art Direction
Donovan Leitch Composer
Carter Producer
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