Saturday, May 21, 2016


In 1967 the songwriter/guitarist/vocalist DAN HICKS formed Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with David LaFlamme later of It's A Beautiful Day, two female back-up singers and another guitarist to steady the bassline. Sherry Snow and Christine Gancher doubled on percussion. I loved this band and especially their great classic SCARED MYSELF.

Dan Hicks bailed on the fame and fortune trip in 1973 saying according to wikipedia, "I didn't want to be a bandleader anymore. It was a load and a load I didn't want. I'm basically a loner... I like singing and stuff, but I didn't necessarily want to be a bandleader. The thing had turned into a collective sort of thing – democracy, vote on this, do that. I conceived the thing. They wouldn't be there if it wasn't for me. My role as leader started diminishing, but it was my fault because I let it happen; I cared less as the thing went on."

I'm a big fan of apathy.

And even a bigger fan of Dan Hicks

Sadly Dan Hicks was promoted off the planet, but he lives with his music.

Same as all of us.

To listen to SCARED MYSELF, please go to the following URL;

ps the girls in the band were hot.

We could say that back then.

And for good reasons.

Because it was the truth.

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