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Updated January 13, 2009
THANKS A LOT to
Dan Baird, Keith Christopher, Mauro Magellan, and Ken McMahan
for playing great music exactly the way how it should be played. May they never stop.
~ Gabi [ Who the heck is Gabi ? ]
Live on Tour
The Sommer Tour 2003 was a big success, just check out the great Reviews and Photo Gallieries at Dan's official website (Thank you Dan, for adding my page and for the email !).
For upcoming shows keep an eye at www.danbaird.net/tourdates.htm
DAN BAIRD - Out of Mothballs [Bigger image]
01. Rock this place (Baird)
02. Picture on the wall (Anderson / Baird)
03. Memphis (Anderson / Baird)
04. Any little thing (Anderson / Baird)
05. Shine a light (Baird)
06. Little stories (Anderson / Baird)
07. Trouble comin' (Baird)
08. Lock and key (Anderson / Baird)
09. Seventh son (Willie Dixon)
10. Shake it wild (Anderson / Baird)
11. Don't open that door (Anderson / Baird)
The cd was released in March 2003 through Jerkin' Crocus Records Ltd. in the UK under licence from Daniel J. Baird.
The material was all recorded between 1990-93, but is commercially released to the public for the first time.
Don't expect a professional review. I believe no one should judge about something, that he/she can't make better (or at least as good as) the one(s) whose ''product'' he/she reviewes (Does this make sense?). So expect no ''this track reminds me on that band'' or ''some distortion on the guitar track of this or that song would have made it perfect'' or ''what a genius mixture of this and that style'' - but a review of the feelings this band and their music live gave / on cd gives to me. What else can I say?
''I'm fetched'' was the first thing I thought when I saw Dan Baird and his bandmates live on stage the first time (Hamburg, 17.August 2003 - Oh yes, I'm always a 'bit' late exploring the good stuff...). Anyway, I love music played straight, raw, fresh, powerful. Music ignoring rules and possible consequences. That's exactly what Dan Baird's (''Heart of the Georgia Satellites'') Band delivers. Their attitude on stage seemed to be: ''Take it or leave it'', excluding the arrogance some of those chart entering ''wanna-bees'' have. To me they were simply breathtaking. It was a pleasure to watch a drummer without getting the cramps (he knows what I'm talking about :o)), a bass player who plays the hardest stuff with a big smile on the face, a frontman who has something to say (and - in addition to that - was wearing a t-shirt which reminded me on my big hero and inspiration, the late Joe Strummer). Everyone on stage seemed to enjoy what he was doing - what more can one want? Even the videoing famous Kuno looked as happy as a little boy. What a relief there's still bands around who stay on the real and genuine road. Such bands make life worth living. After closer looks into almost every corner of the music business, I appreciate the (how I call them) ''real'' musicians even more. It's a true shame, such bands/musicians rarely receive the recognition and honors they deserve.
Of course I also took the chance to get Dan Baird's latest cd after the show. Backstage this band is a bunch of nice and 'down to the ground' people, by the way. Obviously my good feelings hit the right target. On the drive back home (200 km) me and my friends listened to the cd. Although it consists of old Georgia Satellites outtakes and sessions, some tracks from Dan's solo albums ''Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired'' (1992) and ''Buffalo Nickel'' (1996) plus the ''Born to Ride'' soundtrack piece ''Rock this Place'', the complete material came out a definate follow-up to the live show we just saw. No new tracks though (however, as its said, it's released for the 1st time), who cares? The cd goes ''Fasten seat belts and off we take''. It is a welcome ''punch in the face'' type of album. Far better than the (mainly) boring charts-crawling crap in these days. Fingers crossed Dan soon digs his drawers to conjure up some more of those treasures.
It leaves me yearning for a cd / tape / no matter what, of recent material from the four capable musicians who have been on stage in Hamburg. Live would be best, just plug in and play. That's it!
~ Gabi Schwanke, Hannover / Germany
DAN BAIRD - The Heart of the Georgia Satellites
August 17th, 2003 - Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg / Germany
(© Copyright all Photos by Gabi Schwanke, Hannover, Germany)
Behind the Scenes...
Linda, Hanz, Dan and Benny (No, that's NOT Jeff Beck on the middle pic!).........Gabi, Dan and Linda.............
(© Copyright 2003 Photos by Gabriele Schwanke, Hannover, Germany)
My friend Hanz also had his digcam at hand, but due to a bad leg he was a bit handicapped and only could take shots from the left hand side of the stage. All other pics have been taken by me.
(© Copyright of all Photos below by Hanz Schäfer, Lehrte, Germany & - partly - by Gabi Schwanke, Hannover, Germany)
WebSites & Info pages
Dan Baird official WebSite @ www.BairdDan.com
Dan Baird official WebSite @ www.DanBaird.net
Dan Baird Bio @ www.jtc.de - Dan's germany agency
Dan Baird Interview - Pointless Questions @ www.SplendidEzine.com
Dan Baird Infopage @ RadioMOI.com
Dan Baird Infopage @ VH-1.com
The Yayhoos Infopage & RA Soundfile What Are We Waiting For @ www.bloodshotrecords.com
Info on Drummer Mauro Magellan's other band @ http://myspace.com/crashersmusic. According to Brian Leaf from the USA the band plays a regular gig on Wednesdays at Ludlow's Bar in Monroe, Wisconsin, near the Illinois border (info from February 2007).
The Georgia Satellites Mailing List @ YahooGroups (www.groups.yahoo.com/group/georgia-satellites/)
Live Reviews & Photos
Dan Baird - The Heart of the Georgia Satellites Live Review & Photos - 2003-Aug-10 Germany, Nürnberg, Hirsch @ www.Home-of-Rock.de (german)
Dan Baird & The Dusters Photos - 2003-April-26 Holland @ www.bluespics.com (Look at ''DigiCity'')
Dan Baird - The Heart of the Georgia Satellites Live Review - 2002-July-17 Germany, Habach, Village @ www.Home-of-Rock.de (german)
Dan Baird Photos - 2002-July-16 Germany, Frankfurt, Sinkkasten @ www.TurnItUpOrTurnItOff.com
Dan Baird & Friends Live Review & Photos - 2002-July-5 Germany, Tübingen, Sudhaus @ www.Home-of-Rock.de (german)
The Yayhoos Photos - 2002-May-6 Germany, Frankfurt, Sinkkasten @ www.stpaulus.de AKA www.TurnItUpOrTurnItOff.com
Dan Baird Photo-Special from Wolfgang Gürster @ www.Home-of-Rock.de (german)
Dan Baird Live Reviews & Photos - Darren Stockford's 'She didn't like Rock&Roll'' @ www.Scuzz.com
Dan Baird Photos (scroll down) by Kate George / Catseye Design
The Satellites rock again - 19.Feb.2003 by Lee Smith @ www.atlanta.creativeloafing.com
Mount Baird - Idaho
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