Where’s the dot? Everyone knows it’s DOT 38 Special… I can hear you out there, muttering under your breath about the lack of journalistic rigour. “Where’s the dot?” I hear you say. “Everyone knows it’s DOT 38 Special, because the band was named after the Smith & Wesson .38 Special bullet casing. Why, there’s a..
Special Forces is a criminally underrated album in the Southern catalogue and deserves re-acquaintance … Now, where's that dang fightin' whiskey, boy? Looking in the rearview mirror at the career of .38 Special can easily result in a false memory of the band's musical identity. Forming at the end of the '70s, and fronted by..
Wild Eyed Southern Boys and Special Forces reissued and remastered by Snakefarm Records First released in 1981, 38 Special’s Wild Eyed Southern Boys marked the turning point in the US band’s career, giving them the opportunity to transcend the Southern Rock pigeonhole they felt they’d been squeezed into with their first 3 outings. Collaborating with..