Anyone who has ever seen .38 Special live can picture this: Donnie Van Zandt, who the band identifies as ‘the hardest working man in rock and roll’, running and spinning across the stage with his guitar while Don Barnes belts out some intense vocals.
The unique sound of .38 Special is a blend of hard-kicking southern rock, with just a bit of mellow, topped off by intensely smooth vocals. What a combination!
Some favorite .38 Special tunes:
- Chain Lightning
- Caught Up In You
- Rough Housin’
- Fantasy Girl
- If I’d Been the One
- Twentieth Century Fox
- Back Where You Belong
- Long Distance Affair
- Rockin’ Into the Night
- Hold on Loosely
If you only buy one .38 Special disc, I would strongly recommend the 2-CD Anthology set. It is packed with all their best and being two discs, has room for some stuff (like Chain Lightning) that they left off their Flashback CD. And you should really consider the Live at Sturgis CD, which features the band in their best element, in front of a rowdy crowd.
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