The Georgia Satellites
Dan Baird’s career took off when his band, The Georgia Satellites’ single, “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” became a massive hit in 1986 from their debut album, Georgia Satellites. The song reached number two on the charts, and the album spawned off another radio favorite, “Battleship Chains.” The band released two more albums and had another hit with “Hippy Hippy Shake” for the movie Cocktail. In 1990, Dan decided to call it quits and go solo, but the band still carries the torch.
Solo Career and Homemade Sin
Dan released his first solo album, Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired, in 1992, produced by Brendan O’Brien with Executive Producer Rick Rubin. The album produced hits, “I Love You Period,” and “The One I Am.” Dan has released 15 solo albums in total with his band, Homemade Sin, which features former members of the The Georgia Satellites, including Mauro Magellan. Dan decided in 2019 that he would stop touring at the end of the year.
The Bluefields and The Chefs with Stan Lynch
Just because Dan is no longer going to tour, he is always coming up with new projects, including playing bass in the the band, The Bluefields. The band includes Warner E. Hodges and Joe Blanton (Royal Court of China). A new collaboration is The Chefs, with just Dan and Stan Lynch, the former drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The album titled, Heated and Treated, is an instrumental that has the flavor of the 60’s surf music, especially with Hippy Surf Party, Hurricane, and Keep Calm.