Georgia Satellites (album)

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Georgia Satellites
Studio album by The Georgia Satellites
Released October 1986
Recorded Cheshire Sound Studios,
Atlanta, GA
Genre Southern rock, hard rock
Length 37:26
Label Elektra
Producer Jeff Glixman
The Georgia Satellites chronology
Georgia Satellites
Open All Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars [2]

Georgia Satellites is the first album released by The Georgia Satellites. It contains their biggest hit, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" (which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, behind Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer"), and another minor hit, "Battleship Chains," written by Terry Anderson. It also contains a cover of "Every Picture Tells a Story," written by Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. Most of the other songs were written by lead singer/rhythm guitarist Dan Baird, except "Red Light," which he co-wrote with Neill Bogan, and "Can't Stand the Pain," written by lead guitarist Rick Richards, who also takes lead vocal on the tune.

The band would release two more studio albums after this one, but none featured a song with nearly the radio and MTV success as "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," and the band finally split in 1990.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Dan Baird, except where indicated

  1. "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" – 3:26
  2. "Railroad Steel" – 4:11
  3. "Battleship Chains" (Terry Anderson) – 2:55
  4. "Red Light" (Baird, Bogan) – 2:45
  5. "The Myth of Love" – 4:12
  6. "Can't Stand the Pain" (Rick Richards) – 3:40
  7. "Golden Light" – 3:35
  8. "Over and Over" – 3:35
  9. "Nights of Mystery" – 4:44
  10. "Every Picture Tells a Story" (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 5:23


Additional personnel
  • Dave Hewitt - additional bass on "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"
  • Randy Delay - additional drums, percussion on "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"


In popular Culture[edit]

The song "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" was featured in the 2010 film The Expendables. It can be heard playing in the background noise of the airplane as the Expendables fly home after the opening scene. The song also reappears on the soundtrack to the Disney animated film 'The Princess and the Frog'.


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Georgia Satellites Georgia Satellites review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ Dome, Malcolm (30 October 1986). "Georgia Satellites 'Georgia Satellites'". Kerrang! 132. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 18. 
  3. ^ Georgia Satellites- self-titled debut album Retrieved 1-20-2013.