Great Rock Albums of the 70s: Nazereth- Hair of the Dog
Some may be asking themselves what some of the albums I have written about here have to do with 80s metal and my answer is that each one I have written about so far have shaped me into the metalhead I became in the 80s and I still am today. However, with this post, I am going back to my true metal roots with Nazereth’s sixth album “Hair of the Dog.” It’s true that Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, KISS and all of the bands I have listed, along with their albums, laid the foundations of what we know and love as heavy metal, but if there is any one album I can point to and say, “This is how it was meant to be done,” it is this one.
Although, I didn’t own a copy until 1981 and that was because an old service buddy left the tape in my car and was transferred out of the unit a few days later and never reclaimed it, I remember everyone talking about this album and even wearing “Hair of the Dog” t-shirts. This was before rock t-shirts became a thing of mass production. When I did hear the album, I immediately found myself headbanging away to the first track and carrying on through the rest of the album. If it wasn’t for the ballad “Love Hurts,” my head might have come off from all of the great hard rocking tracks that comprise this album.
1. Hair of the Dog
2. Miss Misery
4. Changin’ Times
5. a) Beggar’s Day b) The Rose and the Heather
6. Whisky Drinking Woman
7. Love Hurts
8. Please Don’t Judas Me
Dan MacCafferty- vocals, talk box on “Hair of the Dog
Manny Charlton- guitars, synthesiser
Peter Agnew- bass
Darrell Sweet- drums
I am willing to bet that if I were to play this album to any metal head from the 1980s to the present, not one of them would call it “dated.” This album set the standard for what heavy metal should sound like.
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