Sammy Hagar‘s Marching to Mars is one of his best solo albums. A lean, tough collection of hardrockers, Marching to Mars stands out because of its immediate sound and Hagar‘s sense of purpose. He’s out to prove himself, to illustrate that he wasn’t just Van Halen‘s mouthpiece or a blowhard. He’s rarely sounded quite as convincing as he does here, tearing through a set of surprisingly well-written songs with such guest artists as Huey Lewis, Slash, Mickey Hart, and Bootsy Collins. The record is one of his strongest, and with bluesy cuts like Little White Lie, it’s also one of his more ambitious. This album was originally released in 1997.