Chickenfoot (album)

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Chickenfoot
The Chickenfoot logo which resembles the peace sign in a square rather than a circle
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 5, 2009 (2009-06-05)
RecordedJanuary–February 2009
StudioSkywalker Sound in Marin County, California
GenreHard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Length57:47
LabelRedline, EAR Music (Europe), WHD Entertainment (Japan)[1]
ProducerAndy 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 the American hard rock band of the same name, 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 16, 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
SourceRating
Billboard(favorable) [5]
Allmusic2/5 stars [6]
Entertainment WeeklyC+ [7]
Jukebox:Metal4/5 stars [8]
liveDaily(favorable) [9]
Modernguitars(favorable) [10]
Ultimate-Guitar(8.7) [11]

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.

Reception[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)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 Smith6:17
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, Smith6:38
vinyl / iTunes / Japanese / Limited Edition / 2012 double disc re-release bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Bitten by the Wolf"Hagar, Satriani, Smith4:24
2012 double disc re-release bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Chickenfoot liner notes.[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 positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[39] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[41] Gold 560,000[40]

^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]

  1. ^ Chickenfoot (album) Archived 2012-01-28 at the Wayback Machine on WHD Entertainment
  2. ^ "Blabbermouth: Deluxe Edition to include DVD". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Chickenfoot to re-release first album". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Chickenfoot Interview - Michael Anthony (via Wayback Machine)". Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  5. ^ Billboard review
  6. ^ Chickenfoot at AllMusic
  7. ^ "Chickenfoot - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly.
  8. ^ Lye, Andy. "Jukebox:Metal - Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot review". Jukebox Metal.
  9. ^ "liveDaily review". liveDaily. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  10. ^ "Modern Guitar Magazine". Modern Guitar Magazine. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  11. ^ "Chickenfoot: Chickenfoot - Reviews". Ultimate-Guitar.com.
  12. ^ Chickenfoot (PDF) (Media notes).
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  21. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  22. ^ "チキンフット" (in Japanese). Oricon ME inc. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
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  27. ^ "Official Album Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  28. ^ "Top 200 Albums (2009-06-20)". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  29. ^ "Chickenfoot Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  30. ^ "Hard Rock Music: Top Hard Rock Albums (2009-06-20)". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  31. ^ "Independent Albums (2009-06-20)". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  32. ^ "Charts for Chickenfoot". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  33. ^ "Chickenfoot Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  34. ^ "Chickenfoot Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  35. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums : Page 1". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  36. ^ "Rock Albums : Page 1". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  37. ^ "Hard Rock Albums: 2010 Year-End Charts". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  38. ^ "Independent Albums : Page 1". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  39. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot". Music Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  40. ^ "Sammy Hagar – Chemistry With Guitarists". The Grammys. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  41. ^ "American album certifications – Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 4, 2015. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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