Nine on a Ten Scale

Nine on a Ten Scale

by Sammy HagarSammy Hagar


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While most would suggest that the seminal American hard rock debut from the Sammy Hagar-fronted Montrose is the real coming-out for the singer/guitarist, serious Hagar fans might disagree and offer that title to Nine on a Ten Scale. After two discs with Montrose (a self-titled record and Paper Money), Hagar struck out on his own and quickly released this solo debut after Capitol Records snatched up the hot young vocalist in 1976. If Hagar was anxious to show that he had musical skills that extended way beyond the gravel-voiced, Led Zeppelin-esque howling that he had demonstrated with Ronnie Montrose's heavy metal outfit, this recording definitely accomplishes that goal. Featuring mostly Hagar-penned material, and plenty of the singer's own guitar work as well, this disc -- while not a huge commercial success -- proved that Hagar possessed many talents. Unfortunately, some weak production and questionable lyrics make this record a pretty difficult listen decades after its initial release. But Hagar's voice is unconditionally impressive, and the music has enough of a spark to suggest the artist's rare ability to define a unique musical style.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/1996
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261201829
catalogNumber: 182

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sammy Hagar   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Wizard   Keyboards
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
John Blakeley   Guitar
Emilio Castillo   Horn
Bill Church   Bass
Joe Crane   Keyboards
Venetta Fields   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alan Fitzgerald   Keyboards
Mic Gillette   Horn
Jim Hodder   Drums
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Horn
Maxayn Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lenny Pickett   Horn
Gary Pihl   Guitar
Scott Quick   Guitar
Jerry Shirley   Drums
Dallas Taylor   Drums
Stan Wizard   Keyboards
Greg Adams   Horn
Fitz   Keyboards
Sherlie Matthews   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Carter   Producer
Tom Flye   Engineer
John Henning   Engineer
Craig Morris   Engineer
Deke Richards   Engineer
John Stronach   Engineer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Jimmy Robinson   Engineer
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Carter   Producer

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