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Classic Album Review: The Yayhoos | Fear Not the Obvious

Georgia Satellites' Dan Baird heads back to the bar with a new southern-fried band.


This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


WHO THEY ARE: Remember The Georgia Satellites. Remember their hit Hot Legs … er, I mean Keep Your Hands to Yourself? Remember that gap-toothed guitarist from their videos? His name is Dan Baird and this is his new band.

WHAT THIS IS: A dozen light-hearted, three-chord, Southern-fried pop-rockers tailor-made for blasting outta your pickup truck on the way to the dirt track.
HIGHLIGHTS: A few knee-slapping titles (my fave is Monkey With a Gun), a surprisingly heavy cover of Abba’s Dancing Queen and the best chorus I’ve heard in a ballad this year — “Baby, I love you / Just leave me the f— alone!”
C&W CRED: Absolutely none — but all the bar-band rock cred they need to make up for it.
LAST WORDS: Obvious? Sure. But still a hoot.