Classic live concert from Scottish hard rockers Nazareth recorded at the height of their career in 81 and digitally remastered! Features the international hits Love Hurts, Hair Of The Dog, Razamanaz, Holiday and more!
Salty Dog was a hard rock band formed in late 1986 in Los Angeles by Jimmi Bleacher, Scott Lane, Michael Hannon and ex-Ratt drummer Khurt Maier. The band released its first and only major-label record in 1990, titled Every Dog Has Its Day, composed of all original songs, except for a cover of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful".
Once in a blue moon an unknown band is able to harness perfection, even if for just a short amount of time. Cult legends Salty Dog are one of those bands. The year was 1990, when hair metal ruled the charts, and Salty Dog came from nowhere to release one of the genre's true gems. … like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith.
A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.
Johnny Mad Dog, maybe 15, leads a band of boy soldiers in a civil war in an unnamed African country. "Don't want to die? Don't be born" is one of their shouted mottoes. We follow Mad Dog and his crew - No Good Advice, Butterfly, Chicken Hair, and others - as they kill, pillage rape, interrogate, and terrorize on their march to the capital. They take a TV station and lead an assault on the President's residence. We also follow Laokole, about Johnny age, as she tries to hold together her family of brother and disabled father. Is there more than chaos and inhumanity here? At war since age 10, has Johnny anything inside?
After slowly but surely building a fanbase around the world with albums like Razamanaz and Loud & Proud, Nazareth finally hit the big time in 1975 with Hair of the Dog. The title track sets the mood for this stark album of hard rock with its combination of relentless guitar riffs, a throbbing, cowbell-driven beat, and an angry vocal from Dan McCafferty that denounces a "heart-breaker, soul-shaker." The end result is a memorably ferocious rocker that has become a staple of hard rock radio stations.
A 2002 import features six bonus tracks.