Did you know that Double Nickels on the Dime was released 25 years ago this week? I didn’t, but thankfully David Rees did:

People often wonder about the meaning of the album title Double Nickels on the Dime. The phrase refers to driving exactly 55 miles per hour.

You see, before he became the drummer for the Minutemen, George Hurley was Sammy Hagar.

And as “Sammy Hagar,” Hurley wrote and recorded a song called “I Can’t Drive 55,” which was about how much he loved to drive over the speed limit in his black Ferrari, which was a gift from SST Records founder Greg Ginn.

How awesome a coincidence is it that the 25th anniversary of the greatest album ever recorded coincides with the release of Love Is a Four-Letter Word, which was edited by none other than David Lee Roth. [Thanks Sam!]

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