Red

Album: All Night Long (1978)

Songfacts®:

  • There are songs about favourite women, favourite cities, favourite food, so why not favourite colours? No, this is not "Paint It Black" all over again; Hagar is known as the Red Rocker, and this is his own take on the colour of anger, and of course of blood.
  • "Red" was released on the Capitol label as the B Side of "I've Done Everything For You" - obviously with a red cover, but the definitive version kicks off the 1978 live All Night Long album, and segues into "Rock 'N' Roll Weekend".
  • "Red" was co-written with John Carter; the live version runs to 5 minutes 3 seconds. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

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  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzHere in Phoenix, Sammy was a favorite of Dave Pratt, a morning DJ on KUPD in the 1980s. The station began issuing Red Cards to people who wrote into the station, in red ink, asking for a card. Sammy Hagar is Red Card holder #1. I'm like 14,000 or so ;-)
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