It Happened One Bite
original release 1978 - Japanese CD release 2000 - enhanced CD reissue 2001

As the story goes, Dan had collaborated with "Fritz the Cat" creator Ralph Bakshi on music for a new animated feature film. Although the film didn't happen, Warner Bros. released this album of songs written for the project, with cover art in Dan's inimitable style, and his "alternate" plot for the film detailed in the liner notes.

The songs range from tunes that would have fit on a Hot Licks album, to "action" soundtracks performed with kazoos, to a delightfully jazzy turn on "Cloud My Sunny Mood". Also notable is Dan's rendition of a 1930s romantic croon, "Garden In The Rain".

"IHOB" was initially made available on CD in 2000 through a Japanese release.

In late 2001, Rhino Records (Warner Special Products) released the Widescreen Editon of "IHOB" on CD. The Widescreen Edition brought to light a previously unreleased group of tracks which were recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, in 1976. Joining Dan, Maryann Price and John Girton for the session were Jeff Neighbor on bass, Mitch Woods (who opened for Dan at his 60th Birthday Bash) on piano, and Bob Scott ("Last Train To Hicksville"; Bayside Jazz) on drums. Dan's takes on standards, such as "It's Only A Paper Moon" and "Lulu's Back in Town", are jazzy, uninhibited, and sometimes hilarious.

Personnel - tracks on original release
Dan Hicks Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Coffee Pot
Maryann Price
Vocal
John Girton
Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocal Harmony
Sid Page
Violin
Richard Borden
Drums
Lyle Ritz
String Bass & Uke
Clarence McDonald
Keyboard
Michael Franks –
Banjo
Gerry Stenholtz –
Percussion
Bill Dickenson –
Electric Bass

Side 1
Cruizin'
Crazy – 'Cause He Is
Garden In The Rain
Boogaloo Jones
Cloud My Sunny Mood
Dizzy Dogs

Side 2
Vinnie's Lookin' Good
Lovers For Life
Collared Blues
Waitin'
Reveille Revisited
Mama, I'm An Outlaw
Boogaloo Plays Guitar

Personnel - Widescreen Editon tracks
Dan Hicks Vocals And Rhythm Guitar
Maryann Price
Vocals
John Girton
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar And Vocals
Jeff Neighbor
Bass Guitar
Mitch Woods
Piano
Bob Scott –
Drums

Widescreen Edition tracks
You Belong To Me
Mama, I'm An Outlaw (slow version)
Vinnie's Looking Good (slow version)
Gone With The Wind
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
It's Only A Paper Moon
Honeysuckle Rose
Lulu's Back In Town
Hummin' To Myself

"Hidden" Widescreen Edition track on Rhino's website:
Scat-itis (requires QuickTime)