Cosmic Universal Fashion

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Cosmic Universal Fashion
Studio album by Sammy Hagar
Released November 18, 2008 (2008-11-18)
Genre Hard rock
Length 43:39
Label Loud & Proud, Roadrunner
Producer Bob Daspit, Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar chronology
Livin' It Up! (2006) Cosmic Universal Fashion
(2008)
Chickenfoot
(2009)
(Chickenfoot)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Toronto Sun 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Cosmic Universal Fashion is a solo album by Sammy Hagar, released in 2008. Shortly after its release, Hagar formed the supergroup Chickenfoot with his former Van Halen band mate Michael Anthony.

Cosmic Universal Fashion debuted at number 95 on the Billboard 200.[3]

Song information[edit]

  • The title track was previously released in a different version by Baghdad Heavy Metal in an album called Baghdad Heavy Metal in 2007.
  • "LOUD" features Michael Anthony, The Cult's Billy Duffy with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum.
  • Hagar's version of "Fight for Your Right to Party" includes a guest lead vocal by his tour manager, Paul Binder, who is introduced as the character "Bling". Hagar has performed the song live with Bling for years, often infusing "Summertime Blues". In the album's liner notes, Hagar explains that the Beastie Boys would not let him change the lyrics. That being the case, Hagar then says, "Then the teacher was right." (In reference to the Beastie Boys lyric "but your teacher preaches class like you're some kind of jerk".)
  • "Psycho Vertigo" and "Peephole" feature the Journey guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo with the former Van Halen bass guitarist Michael Anthony. Hagar, Schon and Anthony were originally planning to form a new side project called Planet Us after finishing these two tracks but Hagar and Anthony rejoined Van Halen in 2004.
  • "Switch On The Light" features ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
  • "24365" features the Funkadelic bass guitarist Bootsy Collins on backup vocals.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cosmic Universal Fashion"   Sammy Hagar, Steven Lost, David Kahne 3:33
2. "Psycho Vertigo"   Hagar, Neal Schon 5:03
3. "Peephole"   Hagar, Schon 4:20
4. "LOUD"   John Eddie 3:55
5. "Fight for Your Right to Party"   Rick Rubin, Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz 3:48
6. "Switch on the Light"   Hagar 3:17
7. "When the Sun Don't Shine"   Hagar 4:15
8. "24365"   Hagar 3:58
9. "I'm on a Roll"   Hagar, Niki Oosterbeen 2:40
10. "Dreams/Cabo"   Michael Anthony/Hagar/Alex Van Halen/Eddie Van Halen 8:50

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