Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
It Happened One Bite
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Begun in 1975 by Hicks as a soundtrack to accompany Ralph Bakshi s film Hey Good Lookin (which came out in theaters in 1982 without any of Dan s music), It Happened One Bite was itself not released until 1978, and unsurpri... more »
Begun in 1975 by Hicks as a soundtrack to accompany Ralph Bakshi s film Hey Good Lookin (which came out in theaters in 1982 without any of Dan s music), It Happened One Bite was itself not released until 1978, and unsurprisingly, given its tangled route to market sunk without a commercial trace. But, over the years it has steadily built up an underground reputation as one of his best post-Hot Licks efforts, and is held in high esteem by Dan himself, as he reveals in Richie Unterberger s notes that accompany this reissue. Includes Cruizin ; Crazy Cause He Is; Garden in the Rain; Boogaloo Jones; Cloud My Sunny Mood; Dizzy Dogs; Vinnie s Lookin Good; Lovers for Life; Collared Blues; Waitin ; Reveille Revisited; Mama, I m an Outlaw, and Boogaloo Plays Guitar. Like everything Dan does, it s a guaranteed good time, and it s a Collectors Choice Music exclusive!
Another gem from these guys.
Chris bct | San Diego, CA USA | 12/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I spent the 70's buying used records from the local record shops and obtained all the 70's DAN HICKS and his HOT LICKS lps that way. All excellent condition. This album has some of their finest songs ever: Cruizin', Garden in the Rain, Boogaloo Jones and Cloud My Sunny Mood. The presence of these songs alone makes the album a 5 star release. The other songs from the original album are also great, just not spectacular classics like these songs are. Again, the band has their unique sound: bluegrass/smarty pants/swing/hint 'o jazz/hint 'o rock/violin/harmonizing/strongly written humous and emotional songs. I have not heard this version with the extra tracks and will purchase it as soon as I can afford to. To have bonus tracks from their 70's period is a gift given that the 70's were the prime period for this band. I can hardly wait. firstname.lastname@example.org
My wife's favorite Dan Hicks album
C. Breshears | Savoy, IL United States | 04/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This vinyl album was my introduction to Dan Hicks. My wife had a copy when I first met her and she loves it. Listening to it now brings back a lot of memories for me.
Sound quality is excellent and I love all the liner notes explaining the genesis of the music as a soundtrack for a Ralph Bakshi animated film (and ultimately what happened to the film). There is a whole other album's worth of bonus material on the disc: some alternate takes of the original songs and quite a bit of improvisational material done in the studio. The latter stuff is good, but it's not how I remember the album, so I give this 4.5 stars out of five. (I've split the music into two different playlists on my computer, so I can easily listen to whichever half I'm in the mood for.)"
Shoulda stood in th' can
Thomas K Anderson | La Crescenta, California United States | 01/15/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I LOVE this band, have since I caught the "Last Train to Hicksville" in '73, BUT............ this is the music to a movie which never got made and although I doubt it was the soundtrack that killed the project it couldn't have helped. I was eagerly anticipating something as compelling as the other fine work with which I was familiar, BUT..... this aint it."