Written by: Kevin Brennan
I’ve never been one to stray too far from the charm of three or four chords played loud and fast. Recognizing that spirit, I bring you one kick-ass show courtesy of the greatest band of legends not to be considered legendary, the Yayhoos.
From the mighty archives located within the Stereo Dictator's big black vault comes this live radio broadcast from Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta on March 11, 1996. The songs have a history common to each member’s career and this performance predates the release of the group’s first album, Fear Not the Obvious, by five years.
Bandleader Dan Baird, former frontman for the Georgia Satellites, brings the majority of songs to the party, all of them coming from his outstanding solo efforts, Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired and Buffalo Nickel. Guitarist Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, who split his time in the 80s between Joan Jett as well as the Del-Lords, contributes “Song for the Walls,” a wickedly tuneful stomp from his then-current album Loud and Lonesome.
The rhythm section is powered by drummer Terry Anderson, writer of the Georgia Satellites classic “Battleship Chains” and the big shoe in the Olympic Ass Kicking Team, and his cohort Keith Christopher, bassist extraordinaire and the greatest rock star lounge lizard this side of Ron Wood.
This is rock and roll radio at its best. It jumps out of the speakers, has great bottom end, demands your attention and leaves you wanting more. Do you remember those days?
Give up an hour of your time for some old guys who know how to rock. You’ll be back for more.
Woke Up Jake
Song for the Walls
Julie & Lucky
I Love You Period
I Can Give You Everything