All American

Album: Nine On A Ten Scale (1976)
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Songfacts®:

  • This Sammy Hagar solo composition runs to around 3 minutes 53 seconds and is track number 6 on the 1976 Nine On A Ten Scale album. In his 2011 autobiography, the Red Rocker recalls how it was recorded at the Record Plant, Sausalito in his native California: "The Plant was a crazy scene... There were so many drugs around there, it was unbelievable. One night I walked in and the guy on the front desk was doing nitrous oxide. The engineer that Carter hired was also doing nitrous while he mixed the album."

    This man took "All American" while Hagar was not around, and had everybody overdub. He put two 24-tracks together, and when it was played the next day, it was out of sync and wobbled.

    Hagar threw this version out, but the final version sounds okay, and clearly there is a lot of Uncle Sam in Uncle Sammy. Or should that be the other way around? >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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