Title: Hair Of The Dog

Artist: Nazareth

Album: Hair Of The Dog

Year Released: 1975

What It Is: A song, coupled with a hit single, that moved Nazareth from the ‘back bench’ of mid-70’s hard rock to the forefront. Soon, they were back where they were, releasing fair to middling albums at a fair to middling rate to fair to middling sales. (Though they did have an MTV hit with “Holiday” and one of the best songs on the Heavy Metal soundtrack in “Crazy”).

Riffage / Hookage: Oh, that riff! As a kid, I loved the lyrics (what 10-12 year old boy wouldn’t?), but now, that opening riff and the….

Cowbell?:…incessant cowbell take the cake! Woot!

Words Of Wisdom: “Heart breaker, soul shaker
I’ve been told about you
Steamroller, midnight stroller
What they’ve been saying must be true

Red hot mama
Velvet charmer
Times come to pay your dues”

What, you thought I was going to quote the famous line? Really….

Really….

Well…heh…

NOW YOU’RE MESSIN’ WITH A SON OF A BITCH!

Mixology Report: Maybe not for the youngsters, because you don’t want the second grader to say “SOB” to their teacher or principal. Right?

Top Five Genius Results: Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
Jailbreak – Thin Lizzy
All Right Now – Free
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming – Judas Priest

Kicking off 93 minutes of commercial free rock here on Z-93 with…

For The Good Of The Order: Nazareth had a way with some odd cover versions. They did “This Flight Tonight” by Joni Mitchell , “Love Hurts” (of course), and “The Ballad Of Hollis Brown”. Wow.

And here we go…

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