Sammy Hagar Release Cover Of “Pump It Up” By Elvis Costello
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Sammy Hagar and The Circle have recently released an official video for their rendition of the Elvis Costello & The Attractions song, “Pump It Up.”
Initially appeared on Costello’s 1978 album, This Year’s Model, Hagar and his band’s cover were featured on the upcoming Crazy Times set that was recorded live during a warm-up session, taken from the idea of the album’s producer Dave Cobb, who also plays rhythm guitar on the track.
The band recorded the follow-up to 2019’s “Space Between” with Cobb at the historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN.Hagar explained:
“Working with Dave Cobb for the first time was enlightening. We went into the studio to record in the fall of 2021, when the world was starting to come out of the pandemic bubble we’d all been living in.
“Going back in the studio, creating and being with the music is just what felt natural. And it was just so different from any record I’ve ever made. There was joy in the hard work, catharsis and the comradery we’d craved. It was like those two years of not being able to do very much fell away and we really all came together and let it out in the music and lyrics. We were able to express what we all felt.”
Sammy Hagar and The Circle will hit the road in support of the album’s release on September 30. The tour will wrap up on October 1 in Sacramento, CA. Watch the video of their cover below.