Chickenfoot are seasoned musicians who know how the businnes works. Release an album and then - just in time for Christmas - release it again as a DeLuxe Edition. First things first: Michael Anthony (bass), Sammy Hagar (vocals), Joe Satriani (guitar) and Chad Smith (drums) are a super tight rock band that can bring the house down. You can see for yourself on this edition of Chickenfoot. It comes with a documentary DVD featuring live footage of a show at the Montreux Jazz Festival on the 4th of July this year.
Of course there is a lot of behind the scenes giggling as the band introduces each song of the album. There a few things that are nice to know - Chad Smith and Mark Anthony explaining that Down The Drain was a one-take wonder recording, and Sammy Hagar reminiscing about a surprised Joe Satriani who never would have thought that he would be singing in that particular spot of the song. And it's nice to have the promo videos for the singles Oh Yeah, Soap on a Rope and Sexy Little Thing. All in all one hour of solid family entertainment.
Make no mistake. Chickenfoot is a good band where famous guys overcome their egos to create a few monster riffs and anthemic rock songs and ballads. The CD and DVD of the Deluxe Edition come with one previously unreleased track Bitten By The Wolf, a NOLA blues stomp and a change for Satriani to show off his acoustic guitar playing.
The band will play their last show of 2009 in Las Vegas:
- 12/05 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
The DeLuxe Edition of Chickenfoot is released on earMusic.
HCTF review of Chickenfoot.