Album Review: Sammy Hagar & The Circle – Space Between (BMG)

Sammy Hagar

By: Jesse Striewski

I remember a time when it wasn’t considered “cool” to like anything other than the David Lee Roth-era of Van Halen (how foolish). In recent years, I’ve come to have a better  appreciation for Sammy Hagar’s material both in and out of VH, and Space Between definitely helps expand said appreciation further.

Hagar’s latest effort with The Circle (which also features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, former Busboys guitarist Vic Johnson, and renowned drummer Jason Bonham, soon of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) offers plenty for everyone. Tracks like “Devil Came to Philly” and “Bottom Line” are standout rockers, while “Wide Open Spaces” lends a softer side. A video for “Trust Fund Baby” is also worth a watch, though it’s one of the weaker songs on the album.

If nothing else, this debut studio effort from The Circle is stronger than any of the material released from Hagar’s previous project, Chickenfoot. At the very least, give it a try.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

 

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