"I Can't Drive 55" is the lead single and first track from Sammy Hagar's eighth studio album "VOA" in 1984. Perpetuated by a very successful music video, it became a concert staple that continued throughout Hagar's tours as a member of VAN HALEN. The song is a reference to the since-repealed National Maximum Speed Law that set speed limits at 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) in the United States.
— Sammy Hagar, 1994
A trial scene is presided over by a judge played in a cameo appearance by John Kalodner. The judge's props were borrowed from director Robert Zemeckis, director of the 1980 film Used Cars. Sets were built and the video was shot during the summer. There was no air conditioning in the jailhouse set, so the cast and crew were hot.
The yellow jumpsuit, worn by Hagar in the video, can be seen at the New Orleans Hard Rock Cafe. A stuntman was used for Hagar's stunts. An exploding ramp was used to throw Hagar across the courtroom.
Today's tune "" is taken from the eighth studio album "VOA", the album was released on July 23, 1984 by Geffen Records, this was his last solo album before joining VAN HALEN. The title is a reference to the Voice of America broadcast network. Enjoy!
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