Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog
Hair of the Dog
Studio album by Nazareth
Released April 1975
Recorded 1974-1975
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 40:20
Label Mooncrest (UK), A&M (US)
Producer Manny Charlton
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Hair of the Dog is the sixth studio album by the Scottish rock band Nazareth, released in 1975. The album was recorded at Escape Studios, Kent, United Kingdom with additional recording and mixing at AIR Studios, London, and is the band's biggest selling album, having sold two million copies worldwide.[citation needed]

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 "Love Hurts" (on the US version, but not the Canadian/European, it replaced the original "Guilty"), "Hair Of The Dog", "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", ie. 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, although nearly a thousand album covers were printed. The original "Heir of the Dog" album covers are very rare and worth a small fortune to collectors. The title track is sometimes mistakenly called "Son Of A Bitch" because of its hook ("now you're messin' with a son of a bitch").

The remastered compact disc, first released in the mid-1990s, features bonus tracks.


Track listing

All lyrics written by Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Pete Agnew, Darrell Sweet except indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hair of the Dog"     4:09
2. "Miss Misery"     4:40
3. "Guilty" (International editions) Randy Newman 3:38
4. "Changin' Times"     6:03
5. "a) Beggars Day b) Rose In The Heather"   a) Nils Lofgren 6:31
6. "Whiskey Drinkin' Woman"     5:29
7. "Please Don't Judas Me"     9:48
8. "Love Hurts" (originally track 3 on US edition) Boudleaux Bryant 3:53

Bonus track information

The remastered editions include both "Guilty" (track 3) and "Love Hurts" (track 8) plus the following bonus tracks:

No. Title Length
9. "Down"   3:55
10. "Railroad Boy"   4:07
11. "Go Down Fighting" (US version) 3:05
12. "Hair Of The Dog" (single edit) 3:21
13. "Holy Roller" (extended alternate mix) 4:16

  • Some editions include also "Holy Roller" and "Holy Roller (alternate edit)"

Salvo Records Remaster Bonus Tracks

Salvo Records released a version in 2010 with the following bonus tracks:

No. Title Length
8. "Love Hurts" (single)  
9. "My White Bicycle" (also available on the expanded Close Enough For Rock'n'Roll album)  
10. "Holy Roller" (single)  
11. "Railroad Boy" (b-side of Holy Roller)  
12. "Hair Of The Dog" (BBC live recording)  
13. "Holy Roller" (BBC live recording)  
14. "Teenage Nervous Breakdown" (BBC live recording)  
15. "This Flight Tonight" (BBC live recording)  
16. "Road Ladies" (BBC live recording)  


Band members

Additional musicians

  • Max Middleton – piano on "Guilty"
  • Simon Phillips - tabla on "Please Don't Judas Me"
  • Vicki Brown, Liza Strike, Barry St. John – backing vocals on "Guilty"
  • Vicky Silva – backing vocals on "Please Don't Judas Me"


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