38 Special Wild-Eyed Southern Boys

Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
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Item:  AMSB 213298

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: A&M Super Budget

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Hold On Loosely
  • Buy for $0.992.First Time Around
  • Buy for $1.293.Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
  • Buy for $0.994.Back Alley Sally
  • Buy for $1.295.Fantasy Girl
  • Buy for $0.996.Hittin' And Runnin'
  • Buy for $0.997.Honky Tonk Dancer
  • Buy for $0.998.Throw Out The Bottle
  • Buy for $0.999.Bring It On

Product Description:

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

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  • Sales Rank: 93,182
  • UPC: 075021329829
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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