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Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks

Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks

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Dan Hicks (2010)

Interview by Holger Petersen, Rock's Backpages audio, 11 July 2010

The head Hot Lick talks about his early jazz and country influences; the impact of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and his continuing association with Maria Muldaur; the importance of humour in his songs, and looks back at San Francisco in the '60s: the folk rock explosion, the eclectic ballroom bills, and his days as a Charlatan.

File format: mp3; file size: 29.5mb, interview length: 30' 42" sound quality: *****

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Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks: Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks (Epic)

Review by Lenny Kaye, Fusion, 14 November 1969

DAN HICKS is an ex-Chariatan, a founding father of the group which (among other things) helped to bring a stately Victorian air to early Haight-Ashbury. ...

Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks: Where’s The Money

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 3 July 1971

DAN HICKS is a person of no mean strangeness, a genuine original, and one of the greatest superheroes in all of 20th century popular music. ...

Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks: Striking It Rich (Blue Thumb)

Review by Jeff Walker, Phonograph Record, May 1972

IT IS BOTH a relief and a pleasure that STRIKING IT RICH is as good as it is; as long as I've been familiar with ...

Dan Hicks Strikes it Rich

Profile and Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 7 October 1972

ROBERT PLANT was the first Dan Hicks fan I ever knew. A couple of years ago he broke up an interview session by playing a ...

Elton John, Family: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY; Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks, Sailcat: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 19 October 1972


Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 19 April 1973


A Guide To Contemporary Country Groups

Report by Mick Houghton, Let It Rock, September 1973

THIS AUTUMN, England is due for an invasion by some of America's top contemporary country groups. The new wave will be well represented by Commander ...

Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks: Where’s The Money?; Last Train to Hicksville

Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, December 1973

LIFE USED TO be tough but simple in Tin Punk Alley: you made it or you didn’t. Groups would ride in their pink Cadillacs or ...

Rise of the Anachronauts: On Dan Hicks, Leonard Cohen, Etta James, Pokey LaFarge and other fearless time travelers

Review by Carol Cooper, The Village Voice, 5 May 2009

I CALL THEM anachronauts: performers whose core appeal stems from their ability to transport listeners to another time and place. ...

see also Charlatans, The (US)


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