Sammy HAGAR: Danger Zone LP 1980 UK pressing [no inner bag]. Check the exclusive video, showing the vinyl for sale! Excellent Hard Rock ex- Van Halen singer/guitarist] w. Steve Perry, Neal Schon (Journey) Check Audio


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Danger Zone is a Sammy Hagar solo album [Capitol (US) : ST-12069], his last new studio album during his tenure with Capitol records. The album features appearances by Journey singer Steve Perry and Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Label: Capitol Records – E-ST 12069, Capitol Records – 0C 062-86 135, Capitol Records – EST 12069
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo  [no inner bag]
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Genre: Rock

Released with a thick cardboard printed inner sleeve including credits and pictures from the band members.
Runouts stamped, except HTM etched.

Track listing:
Love Or Money” (Sammy Hagar) – 3:00

20th Century Man” (Sammy Hagar/Gary Pihl) – 3:13

“Miles from Boredom” (Sammy Hagar) – 3:41
“Mommy Says, Daddy Says” (Sammy Hagar) – 2:33
“In the Night (Entering the Danger Zone)” (Sammy Hagar) – 5:09
“The Iceman” (Sammy Hagar) – 4:09
“Bad Reputation” (Sammy Hagar) – 3:29
“Heartbeat” (Betsy Hagar/Sammy Hagar) – 3:53
“Run For Your Life” (Steve Gould/Pidgeon) – 4:22
“Danger Zone” (Sammy Hagar) – :40

“The red rocker” does put together a couple of nice moments, displaying the deft song writing that would keep him on top of the hard rock sales and radio charts for well over 20 years. Songs like “20th Century Man” and

“Love or Money” definitely drive this relatively heavy Hagar offering, and the Bay Area musician slows things down nicely on “Run for Your Life.”
“Love Or Money” was a favorite of John Kalodner, which helped serve as a catalyst in getting Sammy signed to the then new Geffen Records.
The track “In The Night (Entering The Danger Zone)” was inspired by the film “Lucifer Rising”.
“Heartbeat” is the second track that Sammy shares a writing credit with his then-wife, Betsy. The first was “Wounded In Love” off the Street Machine album.
“Run For Your Life” is a cover of a song off of the self-titled debut album from the band Runner. The version here, features former Journey singer Steve Perry on back-up vocals. It was also (co-)produced by Boston’s Tom Scholz, who had originally signed to produce the entire album but was ordered by his own record label to pull out.

Sammy Hagar: Vocals and Guitar
Gary Pihl: Guitar and Keyboards
Geoff Workman: Keyboards
Bill Church: Bass
Chuck Ruff: Drums

Steve Perry: Backing Vocals on “Run for Your Life” and “Love or Money”
Neal Schon: Guitar solos on “Love or Money”

Danger Zone
01 Love Or Money 3:00
02 20th Century Man 3:13
03 Miles from Boredom 3:41
04 Mommy Says, Daddy Says 2:33
05 In the Night (Entering the Danger Zone) 5:09
06 The Iceman 4:09
07 Bad Reputation 3:29
08 Heartbeat 3:53
09 Run For Your Life 4.22
10 Danger Zone :40

“This was my second attempt at producing myself – it had some great moments with Neal Schon on “Love Or Money” and Steve Perry singing background on “Heartbeat”.

The great Geoff Workman engineering record sounds pretty damn good he had just finished the Journey record the day before and walked straight into the studio with me, pretty damn cool.

Wish I could still fit in that jumpsuit ha ha. PS: Might have to add a song or two to the Live set”.
~Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar wouldn’t achieve widespread recognition until “I Can’t Drive 55” became a hit in the summer of 1984; and he wouldn’t become a global sensation until joining Van Halen, so it’s sometimes hard to remember that Danger Zone, released in June 1980, was already Hagar’s fifth solo album.

The record proved to be a turning point in Hagar’s career. It marked the end of his contract with Capitol Records, where, despite being championed by respected A&R man John Carter (who had signed him four years earlier, as well as Bob Seger and, later, Tina Turner), Hagar never seemed to be able to break through.

As Hagar would later claim in his autobiography, Red, Capitol simply didn’t know what to do with him, and while Hagar was out there on the concert trail, building a following night after night, each of his Capitol LPs seemed to stall just outside the gold sales threshold, with no help from a crossover hit.

Danger Zone wouldn’t immediately alter this frustrating trend, but its stellar song selection did bring Hagar’s mostly self-generated momentum to a tipping point, allowing him to swap Capitol for red-hot Geffen Records in short order, and finally accelerate beyond the speed limits previously imposed on him.

“Love or Money,” “20th Century Man,” “Miles From Boredom” and “In the Night (Entering the Danger Zone)” were among the heaviest and catchiest hard rockers yet crafted by Hagar and his band, with the first of these enhanced with guest vocals and solos from Journey’s Steve Perry and Neal Schon. (Hagar would soon team up with the latter for the highly underappreciated HSAS album)

Deeper cuts like the infectious “Mommy Says, Daddy Says,” the deliberately grungy “The Iceman” and slow-cresting “Run for Your Life” (co-written by former Rare Bird frontman Steve Gould) were also nothing to scoff at. And in “Bad Reputation,” Hagar seemed to have a perfect rock radio single. Yet it was the excessively saccharine “Heartbeat,” co-written by Hagar and his then-wife, Betsy, that got the radio promotion nod and, once again, went nowhere.

Even with these sporadic imperfections, though, Danger Zone was among the best work of Hagar’s solo career to date — maybe the very best since his traumatic exit from Montrose, in 1975 — so its no wonder that it finally paved the way for the Red Rocker’s celebrity to reach new heights, with the confident backing of not only his new label, but his growing legions of fans.

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