By Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, May 13, 2009
Bob Lefstez is waxing on this song from ex-Valen vocalist Sammy Hagar, guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and ex-Van Halen bassist Mikey Anthony.
“Down The Drain” is six minutes long. Plods in the beginning, like a Neanderthal trampling the landscape, but rings of the modern era, because of Satriani’s guitar flourishes and Sammy’s screams. The riff bludgeons, your head starts to bob, you can’t turn it off, you want to see where it goes. And it’s not done too soon. This track is not condensed to fit a radio format, it stretches out, so you can grin and slap the dashboard as you drive, so you can raise your beer and toast life with your buddies.” Lefsetz
Yeah! wake up!