Striking It Rich
This studio album was originally released on Blue Thumb Records, and is now available on CD from MCA Records. The original LP cover is designed to resemble a matchbook, and indeed, "Striking It Rich" matchbooks were distributed by Blue Thumb as promotional goodies. The album sleeve showcases Dan's talents in prose and graphic art, including an entry coupon for the "Dan Hix Lookalike Contest".
One of Dan's most-covered tunes, "Walkin' One And Only", appears on this album. The most familiar versions of "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music", arguably Dan's best-known songs, are also here.
Maryann and Naomi each take a solo turn, with (respectively) "I'm An Old Cowhand" and "Presently In The Past". John Girton wrote the instrumentals "Flight Of The Fly", "Philly Rag", and "Fujiyama". Jaime Leopold's "Skippy's Farewell" features a memorable "Meet The Band" rap.
Dan Hicks – vocals, rhythm guitar
John L. Girton – lead guitar
Sid Page – violin, mandolin
Maryann Price – vocals, rhythm instruments
Jaime Leopold – string bass, Skippy Sanchez
Naomi Ruth Eisenberg – vocals, second fiddle, rhythm instruments
You Got To Believe
Walkin' One And Only
O'Reilly At The Bar
Moody Richard (The Innocent Bystander)
Flight Of The Fly
I Scare Myself
The Laughing Song
I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grand)
Woe, The Luck
Presently In The Past