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Dan Baird

Dan Baird - Dan Baird and Homemade Sin - 2008 - Jerkin' Crocus

Dan Baird has made a habit of working with cool and talented rock & roll folks, and the first proper album from Dan Baird & Homemade Sin offers a lineup that should impress anyone with a taste for good and greasy hard rock boogie -- Jason & the Scorchers guitarist Warner Hodges takes on lead six-string, drummer Mauro Magellan was (like Baird) a member of the Georgia Satellites, and Keith Christopher played bass with Shaver and the Yayhoos. With a lineup like that and the perennially underappreciated Tommy Womack contributing to the songwriting, this would seem to be the sort of album that can't miss, and it doesn't -- Dan Baird & Homemade Sin is swaggering, beer-drinking, hell-raising, paycheck-spending rock & roll of the first order, and while conventional wisdom has it they don't make records like this anymore, thankfully Baird and his buddies aren't bothered by such trivialities. If you want to get your next party started, the Stones-influenced push and pull of "Just Can't Wait" will do the trick. If you're needing an appropriate soundtrack for your next week of living dangerously, "Two for Tuesday"'s tale of a vacation from responsibility should fill the bill. If you want a little country sway along with your rock, cue up "Hellzapoppin" and you'll be glad you did. Like something a little slow and moody? The swampy groove of "Crooked Smile" is just what you need. If you really want to hear Hodges bash the hell out of that guitar, "I Know What It's Like" delivers the goods and then some. And elsewhere, Baird & Homemade Sin hardly make a wrong move, as evidenced in the 100-proof playing, the fortified songwriting, and the thick and meaty production. It's been a long time since people made hard rock albums as fun, as strong, and as satisfying on a regular basis as this one, but if anyone can bring this stuff back and give it new life, it's Dan Baird & Homemade Sin. © Mark Deming © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/dan-baird-homemade-sin-r1390167/review

Recorded in Nashville, ‘Dan Baird & Homemade Sin’ was the first new Dan Baird studio album since ‘Buffalo Nickel’. The album received many rave reviews on it's 2008 European release. BBC Radio 2's "Whistling" Bob Harris playlisted the album. In 2008 Homemade Sin, and the Quireboys toured the U.K. and Scandinavia to appreciative audiences. One Scandinavian music journalist gave the band a SIX out of FIVE star review and stated that one of the band's concerts was the best gig he’d seen in over twenty years! "Dan Baird and Homemade Sin" is HR by A.O.O.F.C, and proof that good Rock'N'Roll will never die. Listen to the Georgia Satellites s/t album, and also Dan Baird's "Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired" album


1 Damn Thing to Be Done - Baird 4:16
2 Crooked Smile - Baird, Hodges, Womack 5:21
3 Two for Tuesday - Baird, Hodges, Womack 5:53
4 Runnin' Outta Time - Baird, Christopher, Magellan, McMahan 5:14
5 Just Can't Wait - Baird, Christopher, Hodges, Magellan 2:57
6 Lazy Monday - Anderson, Baird, Hodges 4:46
7 Cryin' to Me - Baird, Hodges 3:18
8 I Know What It's Like - Baird, Hodges, Womack 5:21
9 She Dug Me Up - Baird, Christopher, Hodges 5:51
10 Well Enough Alone - Baird, Knight 3:43
11 Champagne Sparkle - Anderson, Baird 3:51
12 I Can Do Without You - Baird, Hodges, Womack 2:36
13 Oh No, There She Goes - Baird, Christopher, Magellan, McMahan 4:18
14 Hellzapoppin' - Anderson, Baird, Hodges 4:36


Dan Baird - Guitar (Acoustic), Lap Steel Guitar, Soloist, Tambourine, Lead Vocals
Warner E. Hodges - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Keith Christopher - Bass, Vocals
Michael "Spider" Webb - Organ, Piano
Mauro Magellan - Drums


Dan Baird was the frontman for late-'80s roots rock/one-hit wonders the Georgia Satellites, before launching his own solo career. Born on December 12, 1953, in San Diego, CA, but raised in Atlanta, GA, Baird picked up the guitar early on and began playing with local bands during his teenage years. By December of 1980, Baird had formed the Georgia Satellites (who would eventually consist of both Baird and Rick Richards on vocals/guitar, Rick Price on bass, and Mauro Magellan on drums). The quartet quickly found their musical niche -- a bar band version of such classic three-chord rockers as AC/DC and the Rolling Stones -- and in 1985 issued their debut recording, an independently issued six-song EP titled Keeping the Faith. The mini-album helped land the Satellites a recording contract with Elektra, which led to the release of their full-length, self-titled major-label debut a year later. It took a while for the album to pick up steam, but it eventually became a surprise platinum certified hit by the summer of 1987, due to the number five hit single "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," and another popular single/video, "Battleship Chains." Baird and the Satellites issued two more releases during the late '80s, 1988's Open all Night and 1989's In the Land of Salvation and Sin, but neither matched the success of their self-titled debut, and led to the group's split by the dawn of the '90s. It didn't take long for Baird to regain his footing and begin a solo career, as evidenced by 1991's Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired (issued on Rick Rubin's Def American label). The album appeared to put Baird back on the right track commercially, as it spawned a popular single/video with "I Love You Period." But a long break ensued before the appearance of his sophomore solo effort, 1996's Buffalo Nickel, which sunk from sight shortly after release (the same year, the Georgia Satellites re-formed, but without Baird). He set his sights on producing and/or guesting on other artist's recordings, including Fred Haring's This Grand Parade, Will Hoge's Carousel, and Chris Knight's Pretty Good Guy. Baird, along with his group the Yayhoos (which formed in the midst of the unsuccessful Buffalo Nickel tour), released two albums: 2001's Fear Not the Obvious and 2006's Put the Hammer Down. Out of Mothballs, a collection of outtakes and rarities, appeared early in 2008, followed later in the year by Dan Baird & the Homemade Sin. © Greg Prato © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dan-baird-p22809/biography


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w aoofc

Danneau said...

I'll look forward to this. Thanks for sahring.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, Danneau. You're welcome as always...P