Sammy Hagar & The Circle Share Cover Of Elvis Costello’s ‘Pump It Up’

Sammy Hagar & The Circle Share Cover Of Elvis Costello’s ‘Pump It Up’

Sammy Hagar & the Circle recently released a cover of Elvis Costello‘s “Pump It Up,” in which the supergroup give a fiery performance of the 1978 song.

“Pump It Up” is the second single from their upcoming album, Crazy Times. The album is set for release on September 30 via Ume.

Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham are featured in the new retro music video, which is available at

Crazy Times can be pre-ordered at the same link.

“Pump It Up has been a Circle go-to backstage jam before shows,” Hagar said. “When we went in the studio with Dave Cobb, we were jamming it getting the levels on all the instruments, headphones, mixes etc. After an hour or so, Cobb said come on in and have a listen.”

“We all looked at each other and said, ‘wow sounds pretty fucking good’ and it became our first track we recorded for the album. That’s what set the tone for the rest of the recording. We jammed every song live, way off the hook. This should pump you up. PS: Thank you Elvis for this bad ass song Enjoy,” added the Red Rocker.

Nine songs of the 10-track album were written or co-written by Hagar.

Speaking about the experience, Hagar said, “We went in the studio with six songs and came out with 10. We ended up co-writing three songs with Dave Cobb and he played rhythm guitar on every track. Pump it Up was a surprise, that when we played back we all went ‘that sounds f’ing great’.”

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