July 01, 2011

Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton (Geffen, 1981)

Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton
A short, damp, mangy man sang hit.

Standing Hampton

  1. The hit to which this anagram refers is undoubtedly "There's Only One Way to Rock." The lack of imagination Hagar celebrates in this song is underscored by his reliance on song titles previously used by other artists, including "Sweet Hitchhiker" (Creedence Clearwater Revival), "Baby, It's You" (Burt Bacharach and Mack David), "Baby's on Fire" (Brian Eno), "Surrender" (Cheap Trick), "Can't Get Loose" (The Skunks), "Heavy Metal" (Blue Oyster Cult), and "I'll Fall in Love Again" (Marshall Barer). Amazingly, "Piece of My Heart" turns out not to be a Hagar original.
  2. "Damp, mangy": See also Celebrity Sweating.

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