Sunday, May 16, 2010

Song of the Week

When I say Georgia Satellites, you probably either think about the song "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," or you may think I'm referring to some sort of Soviet space program. Yes, the Georgia Satellites were pretty much a one-hit-wonder, although Dan Byrd had some solo success in the early 1990's.

However, the Satellites released another song in the 1980's that unfortunately didn't get much play called "Battleship Chains." The theme of the song is similar to "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," in that the lyrics talk about a woman who is suffocating a man ... my guess is that Dan Byrd wasn't having much luck with the ladies in the 80's.

The sound of the song definitely has bluesy roots, and sounds like something that could've easily been recorded by the Rolling Stones (which is probably why I really like it). Chocked full of good guitar riffs and solos, accompanied by a catchy chorus, this song should've been a bigger hit. That's ok ... maybe it's better that it was never overplayed.

3 comments:

Steph said...

My cousins band used to play that song and "Keep your hands to yourself." I love them both.

Heff said...

That's "foot-stompin' good", but I CAN see how it would get old really quick if overplayed...

Realliveman said...

A song I don't mind having stuck in my head......all day....