Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
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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.
I was hooked on this stuff when a friend played Battleship Chains. I lost touch when the Satellites broke up but now I'm back and realise how much I've missed it.
This is such wonderful raw straight up and down guitar rock, no messing about. It just makes you want to laugh and leap about (especially Hellzapoppin').
Just buy it. Oh and play it, Loud!
Born: 12 December 1953 in San Diego, CA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Dan Baird
||Two for Tuesday||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||5:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Hellzapoppin'||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||4:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Runnin' Outta Time||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||5:14||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Damn Thing to Be Done||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||4:16||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Just Can't Wait||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||2:57||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Oh No, There She Goes||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||4:18||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lonely at the Top||Nashville, The Other Side of the Alley - Insurgent Country, Vol. 3||3:43||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Crooked Smile||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||5:21||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lazy Monday||Dan Baird & Homemade Sin||4:46||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound||The Songs of Hank Williams Jr. (A Bocephus Celebration)||3:49||£0.79||View In iTunes|