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Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Georgia Satellites: Keep the Faith

I Was a Groover in a Basement!

Nowadays the Buckhead area of Atlanta is covered up with national chains and big ugly discos and a whole lot of uninteresting crap. Back in the 70s and 80s, though, it was a bit more bearable. And if you were down in a basement the chances were pretty good that it was downright excellent.

I say that because I only ever knew of a single bar in Buckhead that was in a basement. It wasn't even there for very long, but I used to hang out there some on the weekends because there was this really great band that played there. I don't know the whole story (and what I do know may be complete bull), but I do know that the bar closed down and the band disappeared. The story, as I heard it, goes that the fellow who had been managing the band went back home to England and took the band's demo tape with him. One day, after a few months, one of the members of the band received a telephone call from England informing him that the band needed to get back together because they had a record out and that a great big contract was in the works.

If that is the truth, then this six song EP is, actually, The Satellites' demo tape. "Georgia" was added to the band's name because there was already a band in England called The Satellites when this record was released on Making Waves Records, of London, in 1985.

Right on the back of the record cover it says: This Record is Dedicated to The Memory of "Hedgens Rock 'n' Roll Tavern," Atlanta, Georgia. Staff and Groovers.....R.I.P.

The Georgia Satellites: Keep the Faith

  1. Tell My Fortune
  2. Red Light
  3. Six Years Gone
  4. Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  5. Crazy
  6. The Race is On


jim kosmicki said...

excellent -- I love the Satellites (and Dan Baird's solo stuff), and I honestly never knew this existed. Keep anything and everything Satellites related coming.

and I really like the newsletter/blog approach that you've taken -- I hope it's working for you.

Bijoy said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Blog

Anonymous said...

Some of the guys are now in The Yayhoos. Check out this review:


Gyro1966 said...

I never knew about this one. I saw them three times back in the 80's, and they totally ripped the roof off the place. Amazing live band.

NY Pete

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot...excellent post.
Best Danne.

scamperoo said...

Used to have this on vinyl, long gone been looking for this for a while ... any chance of a megaupload

Anonymous said...

i still have my original copy of this, that i was going to put up for auction if anyone is interested in it. $30 if y'all know anyone that wants it. scurtis@mvcusa.com