CD 1984 Solo

Liner Notes

VOA is the last solo album Sammy Hagar released before joining Van Halen. Around the same time Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen, guitarist Gary Pihl joined Boston. The title is a reference to the Voice of America broadcast network.

Watch behind-the-scenes clips of the "VOA" music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMe-KP0cFPM&list=PL0ijEA95xg2PPz5OdXdJF1z640pnOyQ6Y

Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4Tegu60DeUzwWpA6vuhGxs?si=_Ez-qjYnSaCfIrMGHnT-2g

 9  Redhead Comments

albright660's picture

Seen the VOA tour in 84 at Kemper Arena Kansas City, MO. Never forget it. I was on the second balcony stage right. Sammy runs up a catwalk that runs up the the level of his lights. I'm leaning on the railing directly in front of where the end of the catwalk was. He stops at the end points at me and says "GET UP!" without saying in his mic. I jumped up yelled YEA SAMMY! He smiles at me, gives me a quick thumbs up and runs to the other end of the catwalk. Jams there for a minute. Runs back my direction. I'm leaning on the railing again going whoa! Sammy just talked to me! LOL He sees me again, smiles real big shakes his head and runs back down to the stage. Very cool moment I'll never forget. Was a huge fan before. After that I was a fan for life!

Wilson_Alexandre's picture

V.O.A is another phenomenal album from Sammy Hagar that has a sound quality that surpasses even such digital discs (CDs). Besides amazing songs like I Can't Drive 5, VOA, Swept Away, Rock is In My Blood, Two Sides of Love, Dick in the Dirt, Don't make me wait that I also promoted in Brazil this album marked the generation Heavy metal from the 80's as one of the best of the decade.
Another Sammy Hagar album that was not released in Brazil but my sound team and I released it in my country to Sammy Hagar fans of here.

pmorgan's picture

This one is a great record, when it came out I was about to get my drivers license. I like the entire album though, musically I think it still holds up. We all love I can't drive 55, however I think my favorite song is VOA; but I really liked the entire record.
Don't know if anyone really cares, I am just a fan, and for me Sammy's music ROCKS!!!

daddywheelz's picture

I say Sammy in Saginaw Michigan on his VOA tour in the Spring of 1985. I cannot find any verification of this date on the web anywhere, but I do know I was definitely there and he rocked for hours. I was on a job in Saginaw at the time and staying at the Hilton. We pulled into the hotel and there were a couple of cool tour buses in the parking lot. Long story short, went to the bar that night, had some scotch with a lad from Scotland (lighting technician with the tour) and scored 6 tickets at the Will Call window. What a great night. I swear it's true even if I can't find anything on that concert now.

maximumoverdrive96's picture

Man I just bought VOA and the heart put into the songs are incredible

REDJAVI63's picture

Another excellent record VOA of the 80´s, this CD highly recommended for fans all over the world, Sammy rocks with this album too.

gumshoestu's picture

This should be the driving anthem for every "RED" blooded American male----go Sammy!

brettc020's picture

I love the production on this album!!!! "Swept away" is my fave off this album, one of Sammys greatest....."Burnin' down the city" is kick-arse.

80srockfan5150's picture

What an amazing album! Didn't even know about it till I found my dads vinyl LP. Amazing work, one of the best albums I know

freeeagle50's picture

One of my favorite Albums, I proposed to my wife while the song Don't Make Me Wait played in the tape deck of my Shelby Dakota.Good Times Then and Good Times Now...