Chickenfoot (album)

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Chickenfoot
Studio album by Chickenfoot
Released June 5, 2009
Recorded Skywalker Sound Studios in Marin County, California, January – February 2009
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Length 57:47
Label Redline, EAR Music (Europe), WHD Entertainment (Japan)[1]
Producer Andy Johns, Chickenfoot
Chickenfoot chronology
Chickenfoot
(2009)
Chickenfoot III
(2011)
Singles from Chickenfoot
  1. "Oh Yeah"
    Released: April 13, 2009
  2. "Soap on a Rope"
    Released: August 18, 2009
  3. "Sexy Little Thing"
    Released: October 21, 2009
Sammy Hagar chronology
Cosmic Universal Fashion
(2008)
Chickenfoot
(2009)
Chickenfoot III
(2011)

Chickenfoot is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Chickenfoot, released on June 5, 2009 in Europe and the US. The first pressing of the album was packaged with exclusive "heat sensitive" artwork that revealed an image when touched or exposed to heat above 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

On March 20, 2009, the band released two songs, "Soap on a Rope" and "Down the Drain" on their official website. The band's first single, "Oh Yeah", was released to radio stations nationwide, as well as on their official website, on April 13, 2009.

On October 7, 2009, the official Chickenfoot website revealed that the album had been certified Gold.

A deluxe edition with a DVD was released in the UK on October 26, 2009[2] and the US, exclusively at Best Buy stores, on November 1, 2009.

On October 16th, 2012[3] the album was re-released as a double disc with 5 bonus tracks on the second disc. The release was due to the original label going out of business and the album being discontinued.

Recording[edit]

Regarding producer Andy Johns, bassist Michael Anthony states:

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Billboard (favorable) [5]
Allmusic 2/5 stars [6]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [7]
Jukebox:Metal 4/5 stars [8]
liveDaily (favorable) [9]
Modernguitars (favorable) [10]
Ultimate-Guitar (8.7) [11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Avenida Revolucion[note 1]"   5:56
2. "Soap on a Rope"   5:32
3. "Sexy Little Thing"   4:14
4. "Oh Yeah"   4:54
5. "Runnin' Out"   3:52
6. "Get It Up"   4:41
7. "Down the Drain" (Hagar, Satriani, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith) 6:17
8. "My Kinda Girl"   4:32
9. "Learning to Fall"   5:13
10. "Turnin' Left"   5:48
11. "Future in the Past" (Hagar, Satriani, Anthony, Smith) 6:38
vinyl / iTunes / Japanese / Limited Edition / 2012 double disc re-release bonus track
No. Title Length
12. "Bitten by the Wolf" (Hagar, Satriani, Smith) 4:24
2012 double disc re-release bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Lighten Up (Live)"   6:57
14. "Big Foot (Live)"   4:21
15. "Last Temptation (Live)"   4:09
16. "Something's Going Wrong (Live)"   4:24

Heat Sensitive artwork[edit]

On current pressings of the album, the front and back covers are printed with heat sensitive ink that changes appearance above and below 84 degrees fahrenheit (approximately 29 degrees celsius). When below 84 degrees (29°C) it appears only a white Chickenfoot logo (which is not printed in heat sensitive ink) on a black background. When above 84 degrees (29°C) it is the logo with four square zones with each band member in each one.

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Chickenfoot:[12]

Band[edit]

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Andy Johns – producer, recording
  • Bob Daspit – recording
  • Dann Michael Thompson – recording, recording assistant, digital editing
  • Mike Fraser – recording, mixing
  • Judy Kirschner – recording assistant
  • John Cuniberti – recording assistant
  • Jamie Durr – recording assistant
  • Eric Mosher – mixing assistant, digital editing
  • Andre Zweers – digital editing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Artwork[edit]

  • Todd Gallopo – art direction and design
  • Bryan Adams – photography
  • Jon Luini – digital strategy and video production

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[citation needed] 9
Finnish Albums Chart[citation needed] 36
U.S. Billboard 200[13] 4
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums[13] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums[13] 3
U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums[13] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums[13] 4
U.S. Billboard Top Pop Catalog[13] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is the song title on the album cover. On the official website the song is named "Avenida Revolution".

References[edit]

External links[edit]