Three Lock Box
[November 30th, 2016 - 34 Year Anniversary]
"Three Lock Box" came out today 34 years ago in 1982!! Three Lock Box was my second album at Geffen Records and produced by Keith Olsen who also produced my first million seller "Standing Hampton".
The title was taken completely wrong and I almost had some difficulties with the big store chains thinking it was a sexual thing.
But a "Three Lock Box" stands for mind, body, and spirit -- it was also a very valuable buried treasure usually belonging to royalty. When traveling at sea, Kings and Queens would have their valuables in a chest that took three keys to open.
I love this album a lot. Working with Keith was more comfortable second time around and I had a lot more freedom to experiment. "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" is still the highest charting Top 40 single of my solo career. "Remember The Heroes" turned out to be an anthem with our war veterans. And the title track was my first big MTV video when MTV was just starting out. That song along with "Rise of the Animal" has some nice progressive guitar work which I'm still proud of today.
This album being my second million seller kicked my live attendance on tour in the ass, selling out double arenas in nearly every major city.
It's hard to believe it was 34 years ago WOW!!!! For my ears this record still sounds great and holds up well like a fine wine. Happy birthday.
Three Lock Box is a Sammy Hagar solo album, which features appearances by Loverboy's Mike Reno, Journey's Jonathan Cain, and Mr. Mister's Richard Page. His only Top 20 solo hit, "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy", reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. The title track refers not to sex, as commonly mistaken, but to a much more philosophical bent. "It's got to do with deep sea diving, when you look for a buried treasure. The ultimate treasure would be a sunken treasure with three locks on it, because that means it was the most valuable stuff that the queen had on that ship. And you need three different guys with keys to open it, that way no one could steal it. So a 'Three Lock Box' to me is within yourself. If you unlock the treasure of your physical, and your mental and your spiritual potential - those three in balance - you are a real human being and almost godly.