Dog Eat Dog World

Dog Eat Dog World

by Chris Hicks
     
 

Having played with the Marshall Tucker Band since 1998, guitarist Chris Hicks has little time to focus on a solo career. Dog Eat Dog World marks his second album in ten years, and while it's apparent that being a frontman isn't his primary focus, Hicks' sophomore effort shows him to be a fairly competentSee more details below

Overview

Having played with the Marshall Tucker Band since 1998, guitarist Chris Hicks has little time to focus on a solo career. Dog Eat Dog World marks his second album in ten years, and while it's apparent that being a frontman isn't his primary focus, Hicks' sophomore effort shows him to be a fairly competent singer/songwriter in his own right. Long drawn-out solos and extensive guitar noodling could sink this sort of record, but Hicks often downplays the instrument, focusing instead on tight nuggets of Southern rock that aren't exclusively aimed at guitar fanatics. For someone whose voice is often relegated to backup duty in the Marshall Tucker Band, Hicks also flaunts a surprisingly confident set of pipes, and he swaggers his way through Southern-styled tales of troubled worlds and glowing moons with few hitches. Harmonicas, organs, and the occasional horn section find their way into the mix, and the five-piece band truly hits its stride when Hicks unleashes short, heated blasts from his guitar, soloing with his bandmates rather than forcing them to work around him. While Dog Eat Dog World grows increasingly familiar as the tracks progress, "Too Cool for School" -- which combines the excitement of early Kenny Wayne Shepherd with a grown-up sensibility -- is worth sticking around for. Here, Hicks switches between the harmonica and the guitar, pitting the instruments against each other in a war of solos before bringing it all home with his best fretwork on the album. Nothing new, perhaps, but nothing to scoff at, either.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
Label:
Ramblin Records
UPC:
0826663107968
catalogNumber:
31079
Rank:
226308

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Hicks   Primary Artist,Dobro,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Buddy Greene   Harmonica
Doug Gray   Background Vocals
Kelvin Holly   Sitar
Paul Hornsby   Organ,Piano
Jerome Thomas   Drums
Maureen Murphy   Background Vocals
Clay Cook   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Robert Nowak   Violin,Cello
Wynelle Hicks   Background Vocals
Jenny Hicks   Background Vocals
Marcus James Henderson   Saxophone
Nick Niespoeziani   Background Vocals
Marshall Coats   Bass Guitar
Maureen Murphy   Background Vocals
Adam Newherter   Saxophone
Ken Trimmons   Trumpet
Big Dave Peck   Background Vocals
Diniah Hornsby   Background Vocals
E.G. Kite   Background Vocals
Wynelle Hicks   Background Vocals
Marina Volynets   Violin
Oleg Proskuvnya   Violin
Sue Tomlin   Viola
Catfish   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Hicks   Composer,Audio Production
Paul Hornsby   Arranger,Composer,Engineer
John Porter   Mastering
Don Robey   Composer
Greg Lewerke   Management
Alfred Braggs   Composer
Ron Rainey   Executive Producer,Management
Ed Spyra   Art Direction
Clay Cook   Engineer

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