|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||southern rock rock hard rock 80s rock 'n' roll american blues rock southern metal heavy rock american rock 80's boogie rock 80's rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
This rock quartet was formed as the Hellhounds in 1980 in Atlanta, USA, when Dan Baird (Daniel John Baird, 12 December 1953, San Diego, California, USA; vocals) and Rick Richards (guitar) started jamming together inspired by the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and the Pretty Things. Rick Price (bass) and Mauro Magellan (drums) completed the band. Magellan was the only one of the four not to originate from the Deep South, hailing from Miami. After a small-budget independent EP, they signed to Elektra Records. Their debut album rose to number 5 in the US charts in 1987, thanks to the Top 5 success of the inspired single Keep Your Hands To Yourself. They followed up with two cover versions; the Woods Battleship Chains and Chan Romeros Hippy Hippy Shake (featured on the soundtrack of the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail). One of their heroes, Ian McLagan of the Small Faces, later joined them for In The Land Of Salvation And Sin,...