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Hagar, Sammy - 1982 3 Lock Box



ARTIST: Hagar, Sammy
ALBUM: Three Lock Box
LABEL: Geffen
SERIAL: GHS 2021 (LP), 2021-2 (CD)
YEAR: 1982

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Sammy Hagar - vocals, guitars * Gary Pihl - guitars * Bill 'Electric' Church - bass * David Lauser - drums * Alan Pasqua - keyboards * Mike Reno - vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Three Lock Box * 02 Remote Love * 03 Remember The Heroes * 04 Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy * 05 In The Room Listen * 06 Rise Of The Animal * 07 I Wouldn't Change A Thing * 08 Growing Up * 09 Never Give Up * 10 I Don't Need Love

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Background
Sammy Hagar's solo career was always poised to explode, but never quite did regardless of the succession of quality albums he put out in the late 70's and early 80's. 'Three Lock Box' was Hagar's highest charting solo album to date at that point, hitting no 17 on the strength of hit single 'Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy'. Hagar had perfected the art of mixing metal, hard rock and AOR but the AOR aspect was more pronounced on 'Three Lock Box', with only shades of the heaviness found on classics like 'Love Or Money', 'Trans Am' or 'Rock 'N' Roll Weekend'. Hagar enlisted Loverboy's Mike Reno to sing with him 'On Remember The Heroes', which remains a radio staple to this day in the US.


The Songs
The title cut doesn't catch fire until a blistering lead section midway through, although it too has claimed status as a cult radio Hagar favourite. The backing harmonies are very Van Halen styled, which leads one to think copy or coincidence? 'Remote Love' is synth heavy, a decent foray into heavy AOR which remains stagnant for the most part. 'Remember The Heroes' is Hagar's tribute to the soldiers who died for their country, and the melodramatic melody coupled with Mike Reno's vocals are dramatic to say the least. You have to love the overpowering keyboard work from Pasqua, a class act. 'Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy' was Hagar's biggest single, with it's unforgettably thrilling chorus and melody lines standing the test of time. 'In The Room' is a dark slice of hard rock with sinister rhythms, and coupled with the crunch of 'Rise Of The Animal', make for some heavier moments. The trio of 'I Wouldn't Change A Thing', 'Growing Up' and 'Never Give Up' share the same ground as Rick Springfield for the era, catchy synth led melodic rock. Fortunately Hagar decides to cut loose on finisher 'I Don't Need Love', a very aggressive, fast piece of metal. Face melting stuff!


In Summary
While the album is a mixed bag, there's enough to warrant it as a worthy addition to the collection. The music is better than nearly anything Hagar went on to achieve with Van Halen, a collaboration that never lived up to its potential. Following this Hagar recorded 'V.O.A.', which didn't fare quite as well. It was only with Van Halen that Hagar enjoyed the mega success he always hinted at. But for his solo career, 'Three Lock Box' is as good as any place to start.


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#1 | jeffrey343 on November 26 2011 04:04:04
I obviously heard all the singles on radio back in the day, but I never listened to the whole album until the past couple of years. I had been content with my copy of 'Unboxed' ( a greatest hits compilation, minus 'Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy' ). I think his strongest album is his 1984 release 'VOA'. But this and 'Standing Hampton' are good although a bit uneven. Hagar at his best was as good as anyone, but he definitely needed the right type of song to really excel.
 
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