Wild-Eyed Southern Boys

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Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
Studio album by 38 Special
Released February 1981[1]
Recorded September 1979–July 1980 at Studio One, Doraville, GA
Genre Southern rock, rock
Length 39:30
Label A&M
Producer Rodney Mills
38 Special chronology
Rockin' into the Night
(1980)
Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
(1981)
Special Forces
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Wild-Eyed Southern Boys is the fourth studio album by the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1981.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hold On Loosely" (Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Jim Peterik) – 4:39
  2. "First Time Around" (Barnes, Carlisi, Steele, Donnie Van Zant) – 3:59
  3. "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" (Peterik) – 4:18
  4. "Back Alley Sally" (Carlisi, Van Zant) – 3:11
  5. "Fantasy Girl" (Carlisi, Peterik) – 4:06
  6. "Hittin' and Runnin'" (Barnes, Peterik) – 4:55
  7. "Honky Tonk Dancer" (Barnes, Steele, Van Zant) – 4:59
  8. "Throw Out the Line" (Barnes, Carlisi, Van Zant) – 3:45
  9. "Bring It On" (Carlisi, Steele, Van Zant) – 5:38

"Hold On Loosely" is a playable track in the PlayStation 2 video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and a downloadable track for the Rock Band series. It was also used in the movies Joe Dirt, Without a Paddle and Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas.

Personnel[edit]

  • Don Barnes – guitar, piano, vocals, background vocals
  • Steve Brookins – drums
  • Jeff Carlisi – guitar, steel guitar
  • Jack Grondin – drums
  • Larry Junstrom – bass guitar
  • Donnie Van Zant – vocals
  • Carol Bristow – vocals
  • Lu Moss – vocals
Guests
  • Carol Veto – background vocals
  • Steve McRay – piano
  • Terry Emery – percussion

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Rodney Mills
  • Engineers: Rodney Mills, Greg Quesnel
  • Cover art painting: Larry Gerber

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1981 Pop Albums 18

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Fantasy Girl" Mainstream Rock 30
1981 "Fantasy Girl" Pop Singles 52
1981 "Hold On Loosely" Mainstream Rock 3
1981 "Hold On Loosely" Pop Singles 27
1981 "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" Mainstream Rock 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, M.C. (1996). The Great Rock Discography, 3rd Ed. M.C. Strong. p. 831. ISBN 086-241-541-1. 
  2. ^ Wild-Eyed Southern Boys at AllMusic