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The Georgia Satellites

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At a time when rock & roll didn't care about its roots, the Georgia Satellites came crashing into the charts with a surprise hit single to remind everybody where the music had come from. The hit single, 1986's "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," rocked as hard as an old Chuck Berry song, as well as being almost as clever. The Satellites weren't a back-to-basics roots rock band, either -- their straightforward sound borrowed equally from Berry, the Rolling Stones, the Faces, Little Feat, and AC/DC, with a Southern backwoods bent. At their best, the Satellites were just a damn good rock & roll band, driven by the classic yet fresh songwriting of lead singer/guitarist Dan Baird. On the strength of "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," their first major-label album sold well, but the follow-up, Open All Night, did not; radio and MTV had treated the band as a kind of novelty -- a bunch of hicks kicking out rock & roll offered a break between the slick pop-metal of Bon Jovi and the introspective pop of Peter Gabriel. By the time they released Open All Night in 1988, no one was interested, even if the album was only slightly weaker than the debut. After one more album, 1989's In the Land of Salvation and Sin, the band called it quits. Guitarist Rick Richards joined Izzy Stradlin's Ju Ju Hounds three years later; Baird pursued a solo career and had a small hit in late 1992 with "I Love You Period." In 1996, he helped form the Yayhoos after releasing his second solo album. The Yayhoos have two albums, the most recent being 2006's Put the Hammer Down. During the mid-'90s, the Georgia Satellites reunited without Baird. They released Shaken Not Stirred in 1997. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
The Georgia Satellites

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    14 songs

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    In The Land Of Salvation And Sin (Collectables)

    11 songs

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    Open All Night

    10 songs

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    Georgia Satellites

    5 songs

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    Rhino Hi-Five: The Georgia Satellites

    2 songs

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    Keep Your Hands to Yourself/Can't Stand the Pain

    12 songs

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    The Essentials

    10 songs

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    Keep Your Hands To Yourself and Other Hits

    20 songs

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    Let It Rock: The Best of the Georgia Satellites

    20 songs

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    The Hippy Hippy Shake

    16 songs

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    Shaken Not Stirred

    14 songs

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    In the Land of Salvation and Sin

    14 songs

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    In The Land Of Salvation And Sin (Elektra)

    11 songs

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    Open All (Elektra)

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    In the Land of Salvation and Sin


Top Songs by
The Georgia Satellites

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    Popularity
  2.   Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  3.   Battleship Chains
  4.   Sheila
  5.   Railroad Steel
  6.   Don't Pass Me By
  7.   Open All Night
  8.   Hippy Hippy Shake
  9.   Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  10.   Another Chance
  11.   Whole Lotta Shakin'
  12.   Mon Cheri
  13.   Can't Stand the Pain
  14.   My Baby
  15.   Bottle O' Tears
  16.   Red Light
  17.   I Wanna Be Sedated
  18.   Nights of Mystery/Little Queenie
  19.   Run Rudolph Run
  20.   Medley
  21.   Crazy
  22.   Days Gone By
  23.   Bring Down the Hammer
  24.   Rain
  25.   She Fades Away
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    '80s Hits


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