One Way Home
|One Way Home|
|Studio album by The Hooters|
|Producer||Rick Chertoff, Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman|
|The Hooters chronology|
After over two years of touring throughout the world, The Hooters picked up new instruments and ideas on their travels, creating an album that was a departure from their past work.
"Karla with a K" came about from simple jamming on the road through Louisiana. The song itself was inspired by an Irish street singer the band met in New Orleans. The song was released in the UK as a single and charted at #81.
A different version of "Fightin' On The Same Side" was originally recorded on the band's 1983 independent label album Amore.
The music for "Washington's Day" was written by Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman when they were on tour, while producer Rick Chertoff and a longtime friend from Arista Records, Willie Nile, wrote the lyrics. This song is said to be Bob Dylan's favorite Hooters song.
In late 1987, The Hooters experienced their first major commercial success in Europe. After heavy airplay in the United Kingdom, "Satellite" became a hit single, reaching No. 22, with the band performing on the popular British television show Top of the Pops on December 3, where they would meet one of their musical idols, Paul McCartney.
The picture for the album cover was taken on a farm on Long Island, New York.
One Way Home achieved gold certification status, selling in excess of 500,000 copies in the United States.
- "Satellite" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff) - (4:19)
- "Karla With A K" (The Hooters) - (4:42)
- "Johnny B" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff) - (4:01)
- "Graveyard Waltz" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff) - (6:29)
- "Fightin' On The Same Side" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff) - (4:09)
- "One Way Home" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian) - (5:56)
- "Washington's Day" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff, Willie Nile) - (5:52)
- "Hard Rockin Summer" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian) - (3:03)
- "Engine 999" (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff) - (4:11)
- Eric Bazilian: lead vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica, saxophone
- Rob Hyman: lead vocals, keyboards, accordion, melodica
- Andy King: bass guitar, vocals
- John Lilley: guitar
- David Uosikkinen: drums
|Year||Song||US Billboard Hot 100||US Mainstream Rock Tracks||UK Singles Chart|
|1988||"Karla with a K"||-||-||81|