DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN – Get Loud! (2015)
If you don’t remember the name DAN BAIRD, he was frontman and chief songwriter of celebrated ’80s rockers Georgia Satellites. A solo artist since 1992, some years ago he formed his own band HOMEMADE SIN, and now are releasing “Get Loud!“, a fun, entertaining CD full of classic rock magic.
As a member of the Georgia Satellites, Dan Baird enjoyed immediate success with the band’s self-titled debut LP in 1986, thanks largely to their left-field hit Keep Your Hands to Yourself — a tongue-in-cheek ode to heavy petting that proved for a fleeting moment that a song didn’t need synths, drum machines, or heavy production to earn a spot on the Top 40 during the Big ’80s.
The Satellites’ window of opportunity at radio closed quickly, and although Baird started his solo career with another cockeyed grin of a hit single in 1992, he was one of many veteran artists who became less of a label priority during the changing of the guard that unfolded in rock ‘n’ roll as the decade wore on.
These were hard times, and it was even tougher before digital recording and distribution and internet technology allowed artists to record and effectively promote releases for a fraction of their former cost.
But Dan Baird has survived — and thrived — by plugging in and turning up in a variety of locations, whether it’s with side bands in the USA or on European stages, where he and his band Homemade Sin have been a reliable concert draw for years.
Comprising ex- Georgia Satellites bandmate drummer Mauro Magellan, renowned Nashville guitarist Warner E Hodges (Jason & The Scorchers), and new boy and former Bonafide Swedish bassist Micke Nilsson, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin sound like an oiled Rock N Roll machine on “Get Loud!”
Baird and his three musical compadres deliver a kick ass selection of original rockers can only be described as the best darn tootin’ / redneck / rawk ‘n’ roll this side of the Mississippi river can offer, y’all…
It’s an album that grows and evolves organically, the vocalist’s drawling vocal style complemented by tight, beautiful classic rock instrumental foundation soaked in the whiskey-fueled attitude which has come to infuse his music in more recent years to produce a brand of thumping, grinding R n’ R of the rawest, most honest intent.
Dan Baird has surpassed himself here. If you know his work, or just like your rock n’ roll old school, tinged with blues and soaked in bourbon, do yourself a favour and buy this bloody marvelous album right now.
Sonically this is a fantastic classic rock piece of work; production deserves a major tip of the hat for getting the band’s live-in-a-room sound to tape so wonderfully.
If you never heard about them, it’s time for you to discover this uncompromised rocker called Dan Baird.
Rock ‘n’ roll is at its best when it is at its most visceral. Dan Baird takes it to this level each and every time.
01 – Get Loud
02 – Nothin’ Left to Lose
03 – Don’t Be Wastin’ My Time
04 – Thin Disguise
05 – A Few of My Own
06 – Country Black
07 – Fairground People
08 – Silver Little Lies
09 – A Little Bad Luck
10 – Get It Right
11 – Movin’ Right Along
Dan Baird – vocals, guitar
Mauro Magellan – drums, percussion
Warner E Hodges – guitar
Micke Nilsson – bass
BUY IT !