Out Now: Sammy Hagar & the Circle Howl for Rock and Roll with Energetic New Album, ‘Crazy Times’ (Listen/Buy)

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Sammy Hagar and the Circle is a reputable supergroup of hard-rock royalty.

Led by the “Red Rocker” himself, the ensemble is filled out by fellow former Van Halen member/bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. Today, Sept. 30, the band releases Crazy Times, its second full-length studio album and third release overall (following 2021’s Lockdown 2020, a collection of performances released virtually during the pandemic).

As you might expect given the respective resumes of the band members, Sammy Hagar and the Circle are here to rock — which they demonstrated with the title track to the album, debuted a few months back (note its lyrical content, very much a reflection of “these uncertain times” we’ve lived in for the last however many years):

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“Funky Feng Shui” begins with a howl from Hagar, still rocking as hard as ever at his 74 years of age:

“Father Time” was another song shared ahead of the album and presenting a different, more acoustic approach from the group:

That’s what you get throughout Crazy Times‘ 10 songs: rock and roll precision, delivered by a band with a pristine pedigree of just that. No more, no less. What more would you want?

The track listing:

1. Intro: The Beginning Of The End
2. Slow Drain
3. Feed Your Head
4. Pump It Up
5. Be Still
6. You Get What You Pay For
7. Crazy Times
8. Funky Feng Shui
9. Father Time
10. Childhood’s End

Give it a listen:

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