This was the Southern Rock band's first major hit, and it was fairly typical of their sound. The song was written by band members Steve Cash and John Dillon and released on their first album. Ozark Mountain Daredevils were from Springfield, Missouri, and sported long hair and a hell-raising attitude, which is the theme of this song: "If you wanna get to heaven, you've got to raise a little hell."
The biggest hit for the band was 1975's "Jackie Blue," which was not like their other releases.
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In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
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