Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Take You Tonight" by Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Song#:  0183
Date:  05/24/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  67
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Southern Rock

Pop Bits:  The Daredevils hail from Springfield, Missouri, a larger town just north of the now-famous music/resort town of Branson. Signed by A&M, they released their self-titled debut album in 1974 which included their #25 signature tune "If You Wanna Get to Heaven. A year later they had a smash hit with "Jackie Blue" (#3). After that, their fortunes dwindled and there were label hassles, personnel changes, and no hit singles. They moved over to Columbia in 1979 and had one lone album with them that spawned this minor chart entry. Columbia dropped them and it would be their last album for seventeen years.

ReduxReview:  Here is some big-ass whuppin' Southern Rock. It just reeks of Miller Lite, long dirty hair, jiggly "woo-girls," and motorcycle fumes. In other words - it ain't my thang. I don't necessarily dislike this song, but it ain't no "Jackie Blue." If you wanna get a taste of what this music reminds me of, watch this opening clip from a real documentary called "Dancing Outlaw." It uses "If You Wanna Get to Heaven." (P.S.: "Dancing Outlaw" is freakin' awesome - check it out if you can find it. Or ask me. I have a copy, plus its two sequels - the last one done by Johnny Knoxville.)

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The band was originally called "Family Tree," but later found out another group was using that name so they had to change it. Apparently there was a "naming party" held and the resulting name was Cosmic Corn Cob and His Amazing Ozark Mountain Daredevils. It seems no band member actually want to be Cosmic Corn Cob, so the name was shortened accordingly.



  1. You do love your Dancing Outlaw. When did you first show that to me? 6 years ago?

    1. Yeah - at least. Then there was the sequel where he went to Hollywood to be on the "Roseanne" TV show. Then a year or more ago, Johnny Knoxville did a film based on others in the family, but Jesco is in it as well.