Avenida Revolution

Album: Chickenfoot (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Chickenfoot is a hard rock group comprising vocalist Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony (both ex-Van Halen), guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
  • This song is a political anthem about the troubles on the Mexican/American border. Satriani explained to Ultimate Guitar how the songs on the album came together: "I made demos at home, and that's how most of the tracks began. I sent the tracks to Chickenfoot's fellow members, and they reinterpreted the tracks in question. After several months, we would convene, and record how the track would be interpreted by a live group. Some tracks were inspired by discussions I had with Sam, who gave me a suggestion, direction, or a title. I wrote a track called Avenida Revolution and thought no-one would ever like it. When Sam heard that track, he just went crazy. Whilst I toured, the members convened, and recorded the drums, bass and vocals over my demo guitar part. When I returned from touring, Avenida Revolution's recording was completely finished (laughs). I was surprised like that, sometimes. On other occasions, we finished writing a track right in the studio, just moments before recording said track."

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