38 Special Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
|You Save:||$1.01 (14% Off)|
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
- Released: March 3, 2003
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: A&M Super Budget
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Don Barnes (vocals, guitar, piano, background vocals); Donnie Van Zant, Carol Bristow, Lu Moss (vocals); Jeff Carlisi (guitar, steel guitar); Steve McRay (piano); Larry Junstrom (bass guitar); Steve Brookins, Jack Grondin (drums); Terry Emery (percussion); Carol Veto (background vocals).
Recording information: Studio One, Doraville, GA.
Building on the bandmembers' own personal accomplishments that came from the Rockin' Into the Night album, .38 Special released an even stronger bunch of songs a year later with Wild-Eyed Southern Boys. Focusing on the same Southern-based rock & roll formula, the efforts from Southern Boys contain a little more guitar zing while complementing the band's ability to produce marketable radio music. "Hold on Loosely," with its smooth vocal stride, managed to peak at number 27 in April of 1981, giving .38 Special its first Top 40 single, and the title track, "Honky Tonk Dancer," and "Back Alley Sally" keep a homespun flavor alive and well, indicating that the band's Southern roots haven't been dismissed completely. Even though the bulk of the tracks lean toward .38 Special's rootin'-tootin' good-time persona, tracks such as "Fantasy Girl" and "First Time Around" reveal a stronger regard for producing catchy and approachable rock & roll tunes. It's on Wild-Eyed Southern Boys that .38 Special seemed more confident, harnessing a distinct guitar rock sound that enabled the group to distinguish itself from other FM rock bands. Cracking the Top 20 on the album charts and eventually reaching platinum status, Wild-Eyed Southern Boys marked the onset of the band's success throughout the course of the decade. ~ Mike DeGagne
Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 13 ratings.
Based on 13 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
The Best of the 1910 Fruitgum Company: Simon Says (CD)(17)
Rock & Pop: Country Rock Music Categories:
- Jay Boy Adams Fork in the Road (CD) ~ $3.58
- Jay Boy Adams Jay Boy Adams (CD) ~ $3.58
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker (CD) ~
$11.02 Super Savings
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker [Deluxe Edition] (2CD + DVD) ~
$22.99 Super Savings
Alabama 16 Biggest Hits (CD) ~
$6.02 Super Savings
Top ranking titles in the Pop / Rock genre:
- Various Artists Extreme Hits - The Sixties, Volume 2: 20 Original Hits (CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE
- Various Artists Best of Chicago Garage Bands - The Quill Records Story (CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE
- The Herd Very Best of I Can Fly (Featuring Peter Frampton) (CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE
- Various Artists History of Rock - JukeBox Giants, Volume 3 (CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE
- Various Artists Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the 70s, Volume 4 & 5 (2-CD) ~ 99¢ on SALE