Sammy Hagar - All Night Long
(1 reader vote, average 3.00 out of 5)

 by Tim Durling

Released: 1978
Label: Capitol Records 11812
Personnel:
Sammy Hagar: vocals, guitar
Bill Church - bass
Alan "Fitz"Gerald - keyboards
Gary Pihl - guitar
Denny Carmassi - drums

Steve's worthy review of the debut Montrose album inspired me to dig this chestnut out...If you're like me and were introduced to Hagar's Capitol material via "Red Hot," you eventually realized you were hearing some of this album (titled "Loud & Clear" in the U.K.) and some of Live 1980. This is probably the most successful of Hagar's late 70's albums (although Street Machine charted higher), I know for a fact it was the only one of those albums to chart in Canada. And for good reason really, it takes the cream of Sam's sometimes spotty (or more accurately just too varied for my personal tastes) Capitol repertoire and improves on what were sometimes pretty tame productions. Plus he had a top notch band backing him up, including all of Montrose with the obvious exception of namesake Ronnie, so naturally they dip into the Montrose catalogue too.

1) Red - Sammy's ode to his favourite colour, say what you will about the man, that's definitely unique. Anyway, like most of the songs here it's way sped up for good effect. A great way to kick things off.
2) Rock 'n' Roll Weekend - One of Sammy's best rock anthems, and he's had a few. A great version.
3) Make it Last/Reckless - Make it Last was the song that got Sammy into Montrose, and they do a superb rendition of it here, extending the "keep on rollin'" part to lurch unexpectedly into one of his most ferocious rockers (even on record.) Hey, he may be crazy but he ain't no fool.
4) Turn Up the Music - I always smile when I read old, old reviews of rock bands that refer to groups like Journey and Loverboy as "heavy metal." But indeed, really heavy metal must have been so underground that any group who was even slightly loud fit the bill? Here we have Sammy himself joyously proclaiming "we play heavy metal music" -- although it's even funnier on the much more polite studio version. I'm not taking the piss here, I love these songs but come on, heavy metal? Even the song called "Heavy Metal" isn't, you know....NEXT!!
5) I've Done Everything For You - I'm constantly meeting people who don't believe me when I tell them Sammy Hagar wrote this song. Yes, the first Hagar-penned song to hit the top Ten was performed by Rick Springfield. And producer Keith Olsen (who produced both Springfield's biggest albums and Hagar's first two Geffen albums) suggested that Rick record the song after hearing the live version of it. Just a good pop song, period.
6) Young Girl Blues - The album lags a bit here for me. When I first got this album I wasn't familiar with this Donovan cover, which Hagar did on his debut (about a) 9 on a 10 Scale, which I hadn't tracked down at that point. Sammy sings his heart out here, and the band enjoys an extended jam, not sure if it's all Hagar lead guitar or future Boston-ite Gary Pihl, but it's all good
7) Bad Motor Scooter - the highlight of the disc, in my opinion. One of the ultimate rockers, on an album full of them, from the first Montrose album. This version smokes the original in so many ways, not least of which is the guitar duel between Hagar and Pihl. When we were in school, my buddy John and I would be in a crowd of people and I'd yell over to him "take your best shot" and he'd hesitate a second and say "Ow!" Well, we laughed anyway. One of the few songs on a live album I can think of that fades out too.

If you've ever been curious as to what Hagar did in between Montrose and the Standing Hampton album, this is the place to start.

Share/Save/Bookmark
 

Profile Information

Application afterLoad: 0.001 seconds, 0.39 MB
Application afterInitialise: 0.059 seconds, 3.83 MB
Application afterRoute: 0.697 seconds, 4.24 MB
Application afterDispatch: 0.744 seconds, 5.63 MB
Application afterRender: 1.210 seconds, 9.27 MB

Memory Usage

9783000

14 queries logged

  1. SELECT *
      FROM jos_session
      WHERE session_id = '84dd78d26d8e34b206056244f2f72969'
  2. DELETE
      FROM jos_session
      WHERE ( TIME < '1501072568' )
  3. SELECT *
      FROM jos_session
      WHERE session_id = '84dd78d26d8e34b206056244f2f72969'
  4. INSERT INTO `jos_session` ( `session_id`,`time`,`username`,`gid`,`guest`,`client_id` )
      VALUES ( '84dd78d26d8e34b206056244f2f72969','1501108568','','0','1','0' )
  5. SELECT *
      FROM jos_components
      WHERE parent = 0
  6. SELECT folder AS TYPE, element AS name, params
      FROM jos_plugins
      WHERE published >= 1
      AND access <= 0
      ORDER BY ordering
  7. SELECT *
      FROM jos_kip_settings
  8. SELECT id
                           
      FROM jos_kip_filters
                           
      WHERE userid = 0
                           
      AND published = 1
                           
      AND client_id = 0
                           
      AND 916326296 BETWEEN iplong_from
      AND iplong_to
                           
      LIMIT 1
  9. SELECT m.*, c.`option` AS component
      FROM jos_menu AS m
      LEFT JOIN jos_components AS c
      ON m.componentid = c.id
      WHERE m.published = 1
      ORDER BY m.sublevel, m.parent, m.ordering
  10. SELECT template
      FROM jos_templates_menu
      WHERE client_id = 0
      AND (menuid = 0 OR menuid = 5)
      ORDER BY menuid DESC
      LIMIT 0, 1
  11. SELECT a.*, u.name AS author, u.usertype, cc.title AS category, s.title AS SECTION, CASE WHEN CHAR_LENGTH(a.alias) THEN CONCAT_WS(":", a.id, a.alias) ELSE a.id END AS slug, CASE WHEN CHAR_LENGTH(cc.alias) THEN CONCAT_WS(":", cc.id, cc.alias) ELSE cc.id END AS catslug, g.name AS groups, s.published AS sec_pub, cc.published AS cat_pub, s.access AS sec_access, cc.access AS cat_access  , ROUND( v.rating_sum / v.rating_count ) AS rating, v.rating_count
      FROM jos_content AS a
      LEFT JOIN jos_categories AS cc
      ON cc.id = a.catid
      LEFT JOIN jos_sections AS s
      ON s.id = cc.SECTION
      AND s.scope = "content"
      LEFT JOIN jos_users AS u
      ON u.id = a.created_by
      LEFT JOIN jos_groups AS g
      ON a.access = g.id
      LEFT JOIN jos_content_rating AS v
      ON a.id = v.content_id
      WHERE a.id = 40
      AND (  ( a.created_by = 0 )    OR  ( a.state = 1
      AND ( a.publish_up = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR a.publish_up <= '2017-07-26 22:36:09' )
      AND ( a.publish_down = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR a.publish_down >= '2017-07-26 22:36:09' )   )    OR  ( a.state = -1 )  )
  12. UPDATE jos_content
      SET hits = ( hits + 1 )
      WHERE id='40'
  13. SELECT *
      FROM jos_content_rating
      WHERE content_id = 40
  14. SELECT id, title, module, POSITION, content, showtitle, control, params
      FROM jos_modules AS m
      LEFT JOIN jos_modules_menu AS mm
      ON mm.moduleid = m.id
      WHERE m.published = 1
      AND m.access <= 0
      AND m.client_id = 0
      AND ( mm.menuid = 5 OR mm.menuid = 0 )
      ORDER BY POSITION, ordering

2 legacy queries logged

  1. SELECT m.*, SUM(CASE WHEN p.published=1 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) AS cnt

      FROM jos_menu AS m

      LEFT JOIN jos_menu AS p
      ON p.parent = m.id

      WHERE m.menutype='mainmenu'
      AND m.published='1'
      AND m.access <= '0'

      GROUP BY m.id
      ORDER BY m.parent, m.ordering
  2. SELECT m.*
      FROM jos_menu AS m

      WHERE menutype='mainmenu'
      AND m.published='1'

Language Files Loaded

  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.ini 1
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_kip.ini 1
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_system_debug.ini 1
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_content.ini 1
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_content_pagebreak.ini 1
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_content_ji_votitaly.ini
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_content_ji_votitaly.ini 1
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.tpl_rt_replicant.ini
  • /home/expressh/public_html/80smetalserver.com/language/en-GB/en-GB.mod_feed.ini 1

Untranslated Strings Diagnostic

None

Untranslated Strings Designer

None