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Let It Rock: Best of
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Charlie H. from HOUSTON, TX
Reviewed on 10/26/2012...
Underrated band that rocks like few others, for some reason the general public prefers lame pop over true rock. I prefer Chuck Berry over Barry Manilow. I prefer Georgia Satellites over Dave Mathews. I guess I am just odd. Battleship Chains is one of the greatest rocks songs of all times.
KEEP THIS ONE FOR YOURSELF!
Jukebox Dave | RECORD TOWN, USA | 11/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of Southern Rock's last gritty, greasy great gasps, these guys kicked more hiney than a high school football coach, letting fly with a raunchy, raspy ROCK 'N ROLL attitude flecked with country, blues, and bar band boogie. Helmed by bad boy belter/geetar slinger Dan Baird, the Satellites had it all... brontosaurus chops, snotty swagger, AND a sense of humor (which never hurt NOBODY nohow in the music biz). Monster hit KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF sets the piledriver pace for this career roundup appropriately named after one of Chuck Berry's most tread upon pieces (Bob Seger's good, but he ain't THIS good!). Crash 'n burn covers (HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE, originally written and performed by Chan Romero, Caesar's son), Ringo's DON'T PASS ME BY (one of but two Beatles tunes he penned), and a party perfect John Fogerty medley of ALMOST SATURDAY NIGHT/ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD blend seamlessly with Baird's bare bones double entendre OPEN ALL NIGHT and the bloozey ALL OVER BUT THE CRYIN'. Cranked to an especially high thrash threshold is Terry Anderson's BATTLESHIP CHAINS, not quite three minutes of rock so primitive I'm surprised Fred and Barney didn't write it. Love it loud? Need it nasty? Crave it crazy? Trust me. The Georgia Satellites will put you into orbit! RATING: FIVE BEER BLASTS
****1/2 - superb!
Docendo Discimus | Vita scholae | 06/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This excellent 20-disc compilation gathers almost all the best from the Georgia Satellites three studio albums. I picked it up some ten or twelve years ago on a whim, knowing little or nothing about the Satallites, but I loved it straight away, and I still take it out and play it from time to time.
Equal parts Chuck Berry and AC/DC, the Satellites played rough, tough and gritty rock n' roll, joyous three chords romps with lots of firepower and the gap-toothed Dan Baird in front alongside lead guitarist Rick Richards.
Their debut album, which featured the hit single "Keep Your Hands To Yourself", got lost amid the pop metal of the mid-eighties, and the next two ones sank without a trace, which is a real shame, because the Satellites did what very few other bands could or would in the 1980s - they played real rock n' roll.
And there are plenty of highlight here. From "The Georgia Satellites" come the tough-as-nails hard rock of "Can't Stand The Pain" and the Hindu Love Gods' "Battleship Chains", and the album "Open All Night" provides songs like "Mon Cheri" and a supremely gritty rendition of Ringo Starr's "Don't Pass My By".
"In The Land Of Salvation And Sin", the Satellites' last album, was more stylistically diverse than its two predecessors, and the acoustic shuffle "Another Chance" is one of the group's best songs...all four musicians sing, and Baird's lyrics are some of his best ever.
"Let It Rock" also includes a few non-album tracks, like the title track (a live rendition of the Chuck Berry-number), and a fine medley of John Fogerty's mid-70s classics "Almost Saturday Night" and "Rockin' All Over The World", and a nice little essay by Jimmy Guterman.
This is a near-perfect introduction to an often overlooked little rock n' roll combo which deserved better."