Dan Hicks: Beatin’ The Heat

"I’m gonna be making a slow comeback," he wise-cracked to Rolling Stone in 1973. 27 years later, Dan Hicks has released "Beatin’ The Heat". The album continues that unique blend of psychedelic-laden jazz and swing, clever songwriting and hot instrumentation which drew underground acclaim in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Ricky Lee Jones, Bette Midler, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Brian Setzer put in appearances, along with the odd cast of imaginary characters that populate Hicks’ uniquely original songs.
Beatin' The Heat
Released: 8/26/2000
Label: No Label
Genre: Americana
All Dan Hicks profiles…
Beatin’ The Heat
The comeback that started as a wisecrack to Rolling Stone in 1973.
The Desert Island List
Benny Goodman, Bob Wills of course, and… Tex Beneke and the Modernaires.
Scaring Himself
Classic Hicks, plus Rickie Lee Jones, and a magic cookie.
Writing Songs
How does this guy think up this stuff?
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