Sunday, October 19, 2008

George Hatcher Band - Dry Run (1976)



Well, I guess by now it's no longer a secret that I think that George Hatcher is one of the greatest unsung heroes of Southern Rock. C'mon you people, download all you can by George Hatcher. Then start mailing labels, such as Wounded Bird, about how wonderful this world would be if all Hatcher albums would be released on CD. Great as some LP rips may be, I'll gladly pay for a genuine digital replacement of my old albums. And then the next thing, of course, would be to get George out of his retirement. Obviously, we first need to know his current whereabouts (North Carolina, anyone?). And then convince him to start singing again. We can do it, if we put our minds to it. Yes, we can!
Enough politics. This is the first George Hatcher Band release. Based in the UK and recording for United Artists. George always had a great Feat-esque groove to his brand of Southern Boogie. And the arrangements are really well worked out. And just when you think it's straight ahead rock, there's a twist and a bend. It's all highly original, though not at first glance. With George Hatcher, you gotta take a chance. And let it grow. Cause it will grow on you. You have my word.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Skydogg - I'd never heard of the GHB until stumbling upon your blog. Thanks for posting this fine example of juicy southern rock!

Bruce said...

George is alive and still playing in the Charlotte NC area. I managed George in England back in the '70s

Skydogg said...

Hi Bruce. I would love to know more. If you will, please contact me offline. Link to my e-mail in the sidebar. Thanks.

Luc said...

George Hatcher interview at www.sweethomemusic.fr/Interviews/HatcherUS.php

bryce.johnstone said...

Love to know where to pick up a copy of Dry Run. I had this on cassette back in the 70s and it was one of my most played and enjoyed records. Needless to say in the intervening 30+ years the tape was wound into several machine, untangled and now lost. Anyone know where to pick up a copy or remastered CD?

Thanks. Bryce

Anonymous said...

Recently picked up the Have Band Will Travel ep. The only reason I bought it was because John Thomas from the band Budgie plays on it. Turned out to be money well spent. I'm gonna sample the rest of these to see if they're worth picking up. Thanks for sharing.

Mr H said...

They're all out on CD now, and you can get them from the man himself on his website. http://georgehatcherband.com/ghb_store.htm