THE GEORGIA SATELLITES: Open All Night LP 1988. Southern rock from Atlanta. Good Time ANTHEMS. Check videos


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The track ‘Open All Night’ is a catchy, hard rocking’ track by the American Southern rock band and featured in their second album, Open All Night. The song was listed as No.77 on the Billboard 200 Hit Songs list and is today considered one of the band’s greatest hits. The album was recorded and produced by Jeff Glixman under the label Elektra Records. The St. Petersburg Times commented on this track, claiming that while the band’s lead singer Dan Baird’s original songs are derivative, in the song ‘Open All Night’ he adds an appealing, colorful, country boy slang and roadside imagery to add a more authentic sense of Southern rock to the song.

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The Georgia Satellites are a Southern rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Label: Elektra ‎– 960 793-1, Elektra ‎– EKT 47
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock, Southern Rock
A1 Open All Night
Written-By – Dan Baird
A2 Sheila
Written-By – Dan Baird
Whole Lotta Shakin’
Written-By – David Curlee Williams*
A4 Cool Inside
Written-By – Dan Baird
A5 Don’t Pass Me By
Written-By – Richard Starkey
A6 My Baby
Written-By – Dan Baird
B1 Mon Cheri
Written-By – Dan Baird
B2 Down And Down
Written-By – Dan Baird
B3 Dunk ‘n’ Dine
Written-By – Dan Baird, David Michaelson
B4 Baby So Fine
Written-By – Dan Baird
B5 Hand To Mouth
Written-By – Rick Richards
Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH

Bass, Illustration [Collage Inspiration], Vocals – Rick Price
Drums – Mauro Magellan
Guitar, Vocals – Dan Baird, Rick Richards

Dedicated to the memory of Curtis Goodman “The little man with the big heart”.
Recorded and mixed at Studio D, Austin. Tracks recorded at Musiplex, Atlanta. Mastered and additional mixing at Atlantic Studios, NYC.
Comes with a inner sleeve with photos.

A1, A2, A4, A6 to B5 published by Warner Bros. Music Ltd./No Surrender Music
A3 published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
A5 published by Startling Music Ltd./Eaton Music Ltd.

5.0 out of 5 stars The Georgia Satellites’ Sophmore Album Is Great.
OPEN ALL NIGHT, the second album by the Georgia Satellites, is just great and shows them loosening up their lyrical approach a little. This one shows a band willing to fool around and cheat with other women on the title cut and “Mon Cheri.” An important purchase.

Open All Night, the second full length offering from the Georgia Satellites, contains at a few great rock and roll moments.
The mix isn’t dated – the drums are loud, but reasonable in a way that the snare sound on the first album wasn’t.
Second, Dan Baird’s original songs have progressed beyond the three chord boogie slop material that, good at it was, he could probably have continued writing in his sleep. Sheila, for instance, straddles the border between the soul searching of Steve Earle’s Someday and the cars & girls philosophy of Chuck Berry’s Maybelline. A pair of songs creating a fine edge on which to travel but a beauteous combination when done right, as it is here.
Their cover of Jerry Lee Lewis hit Whole Lotta Shakin Going On is interesting, but their musical mauling of Ringo Starr’s Dont Pass Me By is inspired and brilliant and in a perfect world ought to be one of their best known songs.

I hesitated over buying this album. Then I heard a live performance they did for the BBC, was blown away by the sly humour (if not the poor French) of Mon Chéri, and bought Open All Night the next day. This has been a favourite album ever since and still gets regular play time 30 years on. The piano, guitar and cymbals opening of Don’t Pass Me By has been an essential test piece for every item of hi-fi equipment I’ve bought; if it can’t play that well, I don’t want it.
I could go into detail about the individual songs but to be honest, what’s the point? It rocks a little harder – Cool Inside, Down and Down – than the first album, has some extra tonal interest from Ian McLagan’s ‘pianner’, ends with a weak attempt at a ballad but is otherwise such fun you won’t care.
But, if you can, buy the LP. The recording is all-analogue and the CD transfer – I’ve bought both – isn’t the best. Those sly, swinging, rocking rhythms come across better from a needle in a groove. It’s all Old School in a good way and it’s far better than it deserves to be.

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