‘TIME TO PLAY B-SIDES’- ‘HAIR OF THE DOG’- NAZARETH

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“Time To Play B-sides”- “Hair Of The  Dog”- Nazareth. Nazareth- who are still around – they released an album last year and they still tour- had one Top 40 hit in the United States- a cover of “Love Hurts” which peaked at #8 in 1975. I never have cared for Nazareth’s version of the song- give me the original by The Everly Brothers. The B-side of “Love Hurts” – is much much better- and I think over the years I have heard the b-side which wasn’t a hit- more than I’ve heard “Love Hurts.” The b-side “Hair Of The Dog” – many people may know the song but think they don’t when they see the title- but do when they hear the song the hook being of course “Now you’re messing with a son of a bitch.”  A lot of closers in baseball have theme songs that are played when they come in from the bullpen- if I were a baseball closer I’d use “Hair Of The Dog” as my theme.

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3 responses to “‘TIME TO PLAY B-SIDES’- ‘HAIR OF THE DOG’- NAZARETH

  1. It would make an excellent theme song. I knew of this before Guns N’ Roses covered it on The Spaghetti Incident but I didn’t know it’s name until that supposed Punk Covers Record came with Added Nazareth.

  2. You got me on this one! Yes, it rocks. I wonder if Ed Sullivan would have made them change the lyrics? I think this came before Frampton Comes Alive, so they did the voice device thing first.

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