Scottish road rockers Nazareth soared through their most successful days in the indulgent '70s, and their debauched, cowbell-friendly hard rock suited the age perfectly. Though they never reached the same heights as their mid-'70s stadium days, the band persevered through the decades…
HIGH 'N' DRY is the second studio album by DEF LEPPARD released on July 11, 1981. It's title song, "High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)", made #33 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs. The album charted at #38 on The Billboard and #26 on the UK Albums Chart. High 'n' Dry was reissued on 31 May 1984 with two bonus songs “Bringin' On The Heartbreak (Remix) and a remixed version of a 1981 B-side, “Me & My Wine". The “Bringin' On The Heartbreak" (Remix) was released in 1984 as a single, peaking at No. 61 in the US charts. The first to be produced by Mutt Lange and with a very AC/DC-like hard rock sound.
Much like the band name anagram that provides its title, High-tails' debut album "A Slight Hi" is a consciously coltish set of shapeshifting guitar-pop, frisky dance-funk and whimsical wordplay. It's the sound of four Wagga-via-Sydney boys having the time of their lives, and you're invited - "A Slight Hi" is a gregarious how-do that'll put a smile on your dial, a wriggle in your hips, and some songs in your heart all at the same time.
Following the critical acclaim and enthusiastic response to Heavy Sugar: The Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B, compiler Stuart Colman has dug deep into the city’s unique recording legacy to bring about a sumptuous second helping. In addition to the requisite sourcings, the net has been cast wider still in order to focus on material gleaned from such picayune outlets as Rustone, Pontchartrain, Athens, Winner and Spinett. There is a very good reason for this.