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The Bullhounds - To Rock And To Serve album review

Three quarters of the Georgia Satellites pick up where they left off

The Bullhounds To Rock And To Serve album cover

Back in 1986, in the middle of glam-metal mania, a group of loose-limbed good ol’ boys from Atlanta showed up at the party dressed in faded denim and reeking of moonshine and summer rain. The Georgia Satellites’ debut album spawned enduring hits Keep Your Hands To Yourself and Battleship Chains, and brought some much-needed warmth and humour to the plastic-fantastic world of 80s rock.

Fast forward a few years and The Bullhounds – featuring three-quarters of the Sats, minus frontman Dan Baird – pick up where they left off. New singer Erling Daell adds grit and swagger, and the band’s unwavering dedication to good times and no hassles remains. You don’t need a degree in rocket surgery to get what songs like Jack & No Spare and Ain’t Easy Bein’ Cool are about. They’re about rock’n’roll, man.

Georgia Satellites: Georgia Satellites

Came from the sky like a 747. Classic Rock’s least-reputable byline-grabber since 2003. Several decades deep into the music industry. Got fired from an early incarnation of Anal C**t after one show. 30 years later, got fired from the New York Times after one week. Likes rock and hates everything else. Still believes in Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, against all better judgment.