Episode 60 is here! We finish our review of Couldn’t Stand the Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joining us this week is Chaz and Schatz from the RushRash Podcast! Don’t wash your hands on a hot mic!
Couldn’t Stand the Weather is the second studio album by American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. It was released on May 15, 1984, by Epic Records as the follow-up to the band’s critically and commercially successful 1983 album, Texas Flood. Recording sessions took place in January 1984 at the Power Station in New York City.
Stevie Ray Vaughan wrote half the tracks on Couldn’t Stand the Weather. The album reached No. 31 on the Billboard 200 chart and the music video for “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” received regular rotation on MTV. The album received mostly positive reviews, with AllMusic giving it a four out of five stars. It received praise for Vaughan’s playing and highlighted songs such as “Voodoo Chile” and “Tin Pan Alley”, but received criticism for the lack of original songs.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Stevie Ray Vaughan – guitar, vocals
Tommy Shannon – bass guitar
Chris Layton – drums
Producers – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Richard Mullen, Jim Capfer
Executive producer – John H. Hammond
Engineer – Richard Mullen
Assistant engineer – Rob Eaton
Cover art – Holland MacDonald
Photography – Benno Friedman
Jimmie Vaughan – rhythm guitar on “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” and “The Things That I Used to Do”
Fran Christina – drums on “Stang’s Swang”
Stan Harrison – tenor saxophone on “Stang’s Swang”
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