36 Year "Street Machine" Anniversary!

September 02, 2015 by sammyhagar
36 Year "Street Machine" Anniversary!
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Aaah Street machine. Yes 36 years ago and I'm still a motorhead from hell - still love them cars, still singing about 'em, driving 'em, buying them ha!

That was also the first solo album I produced myself. Bill the Electric Church on bass, Gary Pihl on guitar, and the late Chuck Ruff on drums. Chuck came up with the coolest drumbeat ever on Trans Am. I remember I thought it was played backwards, but he knew where the "one" was - Ha.

Looking at this cover, that was really my car and really my license plate that said "IEATZ28" got me in a lot of trouble on the highway with them Chevy owners. Bill Church being one of them. Almost all the guitar work on this record was done live with Gary and I playing at the same time and exchanging solos like on Trans Am, etc. Fun record still sounds good today. Plain Jane all-time classic!


PS how can this record be 36 years old and I'm only 40 LOL.

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36 Year "Street Machine" Anniversary!

 8  Redhead Comments

GraysonT's picture

When this album came out, I had a paper route and Westwood One was playing a Sammy concert from St. Louis, was listening on a transistor radio and a cheap earphone. When Trans Am was played, I was blown away. Still one of my all time favorite songs and would love to see The Circle play it on tour.

LEGGS's picture

In KC with Ted Nuggent. I was a teenager as well and lived in Kansas City @ the time. What a great show that was back in the day.

LEGGS's picture

Forgot to mention I still have that album on cassett. LOL Were only getting younger together!

LEGGS's picture

Plain Jane all time classic. Gee I can't remember when the last time was I hurd you play it in concert. I know it hasn't been @ any of the shows I've been @ in the last three years because I love that song and you never play it.

randyd 61's picture

Yes !!! My first hagar album !!! picked it up that fall after, I seen Sammy that summer in KC with Ted Nuggent ! Then seen the Street Machine tour that Thanksgiving eve with the Scorpions and the Hounds !!! Have been a big fan every since!!! Even got Sammy to autograh it for me a couple of years ago!!!!! It was a very inpresable album for a 17 year old rocker (child to man !!!!)

stephaniep033's picture

My first Sammy show was the Street Machine tour. New Years Eve at the Seattle Center Coliseum with Loverboy and The Rockets. Kick ass show and album.

red9hagar's picture

...she falls somewhere inbetween, Levis and Vogue magazine..

Pdibella's picture

My first car was a Z28... but I still loved the song and the license plate!!! You and your work is timeless... Long live Rock & Roll...