Hair of the Dog is the sixth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1975. The album was recorded at Escape Studios, Kent, with additional recording and mixing at AIR Studios, London, and is the band’s biggest selling album, having sold two million copies worldwide.
After three albums with Deep Purple’s Roger Glover producing, Manny Charlton stepped into that position, one he filled for several subsequent albums.
It was Nazareth’s first big hit album (aside from the minor success of Razamanaz), including classics such as the title track, “Love Hurts” (on the US version, but not the Canadian/European, it replaced the original “Guilty”), “Beggars Day” and “Please Don’t Judas Me”.
The album title is often considered to be a shortened form of the phrase describing a folk hangover cure, “the hair of the dog that bit you“. However, according to Dan McCafferty, the title is a play on “heir of the dog”, i.e. a “son of a bitch”. This was the title the band had intended for the album, but the label did not approve and had the name changed.
The album was first reissued on CD in 1990. There are also remastered editions released since 1997 with different sets of bonus tracks.
1 Hair Of The Dog (Nazareth) 4:14
2 Miss Mistery (Nazareth) 4:38
3 Guilty (Randy Newman) 3:39
4 Changin’ Times (Nazareth) 5:59
5 A) Beggars Day; B) Rose In Heather (Nils Lofgren) 6:30
6 Whisky Drinkin’ Woman (Nazareth) 5:26
7 Please Don’t Judas Me (Nazareth) 9:39
|Background Vocals||Vicky Brown|
|Background Vocals||Liza Strike|
|Background Vocals||Barry St John|
7 Please Don’t Judas Me
|Background Vocals||Vicky Silva|
Producer – Manny Charlton
Engineer (Additiona) Recording And Mixing] – John Punter
Engineer (Recording) – Tony Taverner
Design – Estuary English
Illustration, Sleeve – Dave Roe
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Escape Studios
Recorded At – Air Studios
Recorded At – Paris Theatre, London
Mixed At – Air Studios
Remastered At – Turan Audio