Music Reviews – Rock Formats Music Meeting (5.31.97) 





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By: Michael D. Vogel 

© May 31, 1997. Michael D. Vogel.  All Rights Reserved.  

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The Album Network magazine – May 31, 1997 


Sammy Hagar  

Album: Marching To Mars  

Suggested Tracks: “Little White Lie”; “Amnesty Is Granted”; “Marching To Mars”; “On The Other Hand”; “Both Sides Now”; “Yogi’s So High”; “Salvation On Sand Hill” and “Leaving The Warmth Of The Womb” 

Label: The Track Factory/MCA  

Members: Sammy Hagar – Vocals, Guitar & Bass 

Guest Musicians: Slash, Ronnie Montrose & Roy Rogers – Guitar; Huey Lewis – Harmonica; Bootsy Collins – Bass; Mickey Hart & Giovanni Hildalgo – Percussions; Jesse Harms – Keys 

Producer: Mike Clink 

Origin: Monterey, CA, but Hagar now lives just outside of San Francisco, CA. 


What You Should Know: With “Little White Lie” sitting comfortably at the top the Powercuts Chart, here’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth about Hagar’s album.  Marching To Mars is a veritable how-to of rock, style, groove, feel and attitude. The influential reference points span almost 11 years. Equal doses of past reflections combined with soul searching and a look to the future compliment each other to great effect. Blending solid guitar jams with high power and a rhythm section that can take what it dishes out, this album really rocks! In simple terms, party music has been revived and given a healthy jump-start! The mix is lean, clean and very modern, with upfront vocals. This is everyman’s rock album, with a lot of cool influences and styles whipped together for an awesome 200 mph, 120-decibel head-butt! ^m^


© May 31, 1997. Michael D. Vogel.  All Rights Reserved.  This originally appeared on the Vogelism blog at, authored by Michael D. Vogel. This article may be shared or reprinted as long as this entire copyright message, including the source location of this article, accompanies it. 


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