On February 1, 1974.


On February 1, 1974, “Warner Bros” released “What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits”, the fourth Doobie Brothers (The) studio album.  It was recorded in 1973, at “Warner Bros. Studios” in Hollywood, “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and “Burbank Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Ted Templeman.


  • Tom Johnston– vocals, guitars
  • Patrick Simmons– vocasls, guitar
  • Tiran Porter– vocals, bass
  • John (Little John) Hartman– drums
  • Michael Hossack– drums
  • Eddie Guzman – conga, timbales, percussion
  • Milt Holland– tabla, marimba, pandeiro, percussion
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • James Booker– piano
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– guitar, pedal steel, steel guitar
  • Arlo Guthrie– autoharp, harmonica
  • Keith Knudsen– backing vocals
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Novi Novog– viola
  • Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns, Wayne Jackson – horn arrangements
  • Chas Barbour – art direction, design
  • Dan Fong – photography

Track listing:

  1. Song to See You Through – Tom Johnston
  2. Spirit – Tom Johnston
  3. Pursuit on 53rd St. – Tom Johnston
  4. Black Water – Patrick Simmons
  5. Eyes of Silver – Tom Johnston
  6. Road Angel – John Hartman, Michael Hossack, Tom Johnston, Tiran Porter
  7. You Just Can’t Stop It – Patrick Simmons
  8. Tell Me What You Want (And I’ll Give You What You Need) – Patrick Simmons
  9. Down in the Track – Tom Johnston
  10. Another Park, Another Sunday – Tom Johnston
  11. Daughters of the Sea – Patrick Simmons
  12. Flying Cloud – Tiran Porter

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