Formed in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) as Keith & The Satellites in 1979, Georgia Satellites rocked the bar and club scene for years but finally got the chance to break out and weighed in with their raucous self-titled debut album (1986) and the single Keep Your Hands To Yourself.
The follow-up album, Open All Night (1988), kept to the formula that worked so well the first time, with the addition of Ian McLagan (ex-The Faces) on piano on several tunes. Despite having energy to burn, the album was a commercial stiff.
In The Land of Salvation and Sin (1989) featured some ballads which signalled the maturity of guitarist/vocalist Dan Baird as a songwriter, while key contributions from McLagan (again) and singer Nicolette Larson gave extra texture to the band’s guitar-driven sound.
The band disbanded in February 1992, although Rick Richards and Rick Price re-formed in 1993 with Joey Huffman on keyboards and Billy Pitts on drums.