Georgia Satellites - Open All Night - 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Open All Night" is the 1988 and second studio album released by the American Rock band "Georgia Satellites"  "The Georgia Satellites" are a rock band from the southern United States. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Album Description

The Georgia Satellites made a significant impact on the rock scene in the 1980s with their gritty Southern rock sound and infectious energy. Their second studio album, "Open All Night", released in 1988, solidified their reputation as a powerhouse rock band. This weg-page delves into the details of this iconic album, now available on a 12" vinyl LP, highlighting its track listing and notable contributions.

"Open All Night" was recorded at Studio D in Austin, Texas, with the talented engineers Cheryl Bordagaray and George Pappas overseeing the process. The album beautifully captures the band's raw and raucous sound, effectively capturing the essence of their high-energy live performances. With a mix of original compositions and cover songs, the album showcases the Georgia Satellites' ability to infuse classic rock influences with their own unique style.

The lineup during the recording of "Open All Night" featured Dan Baird on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Rick Richards on lead guitar, Rick Price on bass guitar, and Mauro Magellan on drums. Each member contributed their talents to create a cohesive and powerful sound that resonated deeply with fans.

Side One of the album kicks off with the title track, "Open All Night", setting the tone with its driving rhythm and catchy guitar riffs. The infectious energy continues with "Sheila" and "Whole Lotta Shakin'", where the band showcases their ability to infuse rock with elements of blues and country. The album's pace slows down with "Cool Inside", a bluesy track that demonstrates the band's versatility. "Don't Pass Me By" brings back the upbeat energy, while "My Baby" concludes Side One with its infectious groove.

Side Two opens with "Mon Cheri", a lively track that grabs the listener's attention. The album continues with "Down and Down", a powerful song that showcases the band's raw intensity. "Dunk 'n' Dine" keeps the momentum going with its infectious rhythm and memorable hooks. The band displays their soulful side with "Baby So Fine", a blues-infused track that highlights their musical prowess. Finally, the album concludes with "Hand to Mouth", a rocking number that leaves a lasting impression.

The 12" vinyl LP format adds an extra layer of nostalgia and authenticity to the listening experience. Vinyl enthusiasts can relish the warm sound and unique sonic qualities that only vinyl records can deliver. The album artwork, featuring photography by Caroline Greyback, Laura Levine, and Greg Mitchell, adds visual appeal to the physical release, creating a complete sensory experience for fans.


Music Genre:

Hard Rock

Album Production Information:

Recorded at Studio D, Austin (Texas). Engineers: Cheryl Bordagaray, George Pappas. Photography: Caroline Greyback, Laura Levine, Greg Mitchell.

Record Label Information

Elektra EKT 47 / 960 793


Elektra EKT 47 / 960 793

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Germany

Band Members and Musicians on: Georgia Satellites - Open All Night
Track Listing of: Georgia Satellites - Open All Night
    Side One:
  1. Open All Night
  2. Sheila
  3. Whole Lotta Shaking'
  4. Cool Inside
  5. Don't Pass Me By
  6. My Baby
    Side Two:
  1. Mon Cheri
  2. Down and Down
  3. Dunk 'n' Dine
  4. Baby So Fine
  5. Hand to Mouth
Photos of the LP's cover: Georgia Satellites - Open All Night
Photo of Front Cover 

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Hires photo of the album back cover with band-photo and production information

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Hires photo of the album custom inner sleeve with large colour photo of the "Georgia Satellites" band

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Index of THE GEORGIA SATELLITES Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

The Georgia Satellites Band History

The Georgia Satellites were an American rock band that emerged in the 1980s and gained significant recognition for their raw, high-energy sound. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1980, the band consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Dan Baird, lead guitarist Rick Richards, bassist Rick Price, and drummer Mauro Magellan.

The band's roots can be traced back to a previous group called Keith and the Satellites, which included Dan Baird and Mauro Magellan. After going through several lineup changes, the band eventually settled on the name The Georgia Satellites in 1980. They quickly built a strong local following with their energetic live performances and a sound heavily influenced by classic rock and roll, blues, and southern rock.

In 1986, The Georgia Satellites signed a record deal with Elektra Records and released their self-titled debut album. The album's lead single, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself", became a major hit, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and propelling the band to national and international fame. The song's catchy guitar riff and Baird's gritty vocals helped define the band's signature sound.

The success of "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" catapulted The Georgia Satellites' debut album to platinum status, and it also produced another minor hit with the song "Battleship Chains". The band's blend of rock, country, and blues resonated with audiences, and they became known for their high-energy live shows.

Their second album, "Open All Night", was released in 1988. While it failed to match the commercial success of their debut and received favorable reviews from critics. The band continued to tour extensively and built a loyal fan base through their live performances.

In the early 1990s, The Georgia Satellites faced internal conflicts and lineup changes, resulting in the departure of guitarist Rick Richards and bassist Rick Price. Despite these challenges, Baird continued to lead the band and released two more albums under the Georgia Satellites name, "In the Land of Salvation and Sin" (1989) and "Shaken Not Stirred" (1997). However, these albums did not achieve the same level of commercial success as their earlier work.

Eventually, The Georgia Satellites disbanded in 1991, and its members pursued various solo projects and collaborations with other artists. Dan Baird embarked on a successful solo career, releasing several albums and continuing to perform live.

While their time in the limelight was relatively short-lived, The Georgia Satellites left a lasting impact on the rock music scene with their infectious blend of rock and roll and southern influences. Their hits, particularly "Keep Your Hands to Yourself", continue to be played on classic rock radio stations and have become enduring rock anthems.

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Elektra EKT 47 / 960 793 , 1988 , Made in Germany

"Open All Night" is the second studio album by American rock band The Georgia Satellites, released in 1988. This 12" vinyl LP showcases the band's raw, energetic sound with a mix of rock, country, and blues influences. The album captures the band's signature high-octane live performance style.

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Elektra 960 496-1 , 1986 , Made in Germany

The self-titled debut album by The Georgia Satellites, released in 1986, is a 12" vinyl LP that ignited the band's rise to fame. Packed with their signature blend of rock and roll, blues, and southern influences, this album features the smash hit "Keep Your Hands to Yourself", a catchy rock anthem that propelled them into the mainstream.

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