Nine on a Ten Scale

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Nine on a Ten Scale
Studio album by Sammy Hagar
Released May 1976
Studio The Record Plant, Sausalito
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:55
Label Capitol
Producer Carter
Sammy Hagar chronology
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Nine on a Ten Scale
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Nine on a Ten Scale is Sammy Hagar's first solo album.

Song information[edit]

  • "Keep On Rockin'", a Hagar original, was covered by Bette Midler on the classic soundtrack to The Rose, albeit with a vastly different arrangement.
  • The track written by Van Morrison, "Flamingos Fly", was not released by Morrison until a year later on his 1977 album A Period of Transition. He gave the song to Hagar after they met at The Record Plant during the recording of the album. Morrison recorded a demo for Hagar which producer John S. Carter, Jr. and Hagar intended to produce as a duet with Morrison, a move which Morrison later rejected. Hagar then re-recorded the song from scratch.[2]
  • "China", track written by the former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch, was not released by Welch until after this release. Welch included his version on the 1979 album Three Hearts.
  • "Young Girl Blues" is a Donovan cover.
  • A demo version of "Rock 'n' Roll Romeo" was released as "Thinking of You" on The Essential Red Collection in 2004.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep On Rockin'" (John Carter, Sammy Hagar) – 2:50
  2. "Urban Guerilla" (John Carter, Sammy Hagar) – 2:52
  3. "Flamingos Fly" (Van Morrison) – 4:30
  4. "China" (Bob Welch)
  5. "Silver Lights" (Sammy Hagar) – 5:38
  6. "All American" (Sammy Hagar) – 3:53
  7. "Confession (Please Come Back)" (Ronald Nagle) – 3:17
  8. "Young Girl Blues" (Donovan) – 7:50
  9. "Rock 'N' Roll Romeo" (John Carter, Sammy Hagar) – 3:47



  • "Flamingos Fly" b/w "Urban Geurilla" US (Capitol S45-923834A)
  • "Flamingos Fly" b/w "Urban Geurilla" Germany (Capitol C 006-82 254)


  • Capitol (US): SN-16049
  • Fame (UK): FA 3068
  • Capitol (Germany): 1C 038-82 216 (released with the title "Collection")
  • BGO (1993 UK reissue): BGOCD182
  • One Way Records (1996 US reissue): BGOCD18272438 19095 22
  • Repertoire (2000 German reissue): REP 4869


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hagar, Sammy. "Red". HarperCollins Books, 2011, p.64

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