Striking It Rich

Striking It Rich

by Dan Hicks & His Hot LicksDan Hicks & His Hot Licks




Striking It Rich features 14 more sides of hipster acoustic swing from Hicks and his helpmates, including the fan favorites "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music." The band's musicianship remains mostly on the mark, but there are elements of the album that go beyond kitsch and the humor here is considerably darker than in the past -- perhaps early signs of fading inspiration? The jazz flourishes of "Flight of the Fly" are nice, but not enough to lift this album's darker spirits. "Moody Richard (The Innocent Bystander)" may be among the most well-known numbers on this album, but with its string arrangements and uncharacteristically slick production, it suggests the band wasn't always above playing the commercial game. Maybe the album's title was meant as more than just wishful thinking.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Fontana Mca N'ville
UPC: 0076731118727
catalogNumber: 31187

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Sid Page   Mandolin,Violin,Viola,Vocals
Nick DeCaro   Conductor
Naomi Eisenberg   Percussion,Violin,Vocals
John L. Girton   Guitar
Dan Hicks   Guitar,Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jaime Leopold   Bass,Violin
Maryann Price   Percussion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Dave Brubeck   Composer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Nick DeCaro   String Arrangements
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Kent Nebergall   Engineer

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