lately i've been totally addicted to stuff like the byrds, fleetwood mac, csn&y and related solo projects. i'd love to hear what everyone's favorite albums are in this genre, and don't skip over the obvious ones because i did in the past and now i'm regretting it. there's something so amazing about this stuff. it's sweet, but super dark (the drugs got harder?) and the record companies were putting in more money into these recordings, so they're so lush and beautiful
some things i've been listening to a lot lately:Gene Clark - No Other & White LightFleetwood Mac - s/t, Rumours, TuskByrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Notorious Byrd BrothersNeil Young - HarvestDavid Crosby - I Wish I could Remember My NameBuffalo Springfield - AgainBeau Brummels - Triangleobviously tons of Beach Boys & Dennis Wilson
i also got Stephen Stills first record but haven't heard it yet and i love the Band's "Music from Big Pink" & the Dillards "Wheatstra Suite" but I don't think they qualify as west coast even though they sound like it.
some things i want to buy:John Phillips - John the Wolf King of LAManassasDillard & ClarkChris Hillman
― JaXoN (JasonD), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:00 (8 years ago) Permalink
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― mottdeterre (mottdeterre), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:19 (8 years ago) Permalink
All of Randy Newman up to and including Good Old Boys.
― mottdeterre (mottdeterre), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:21 (8 years ago) Permalink
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― paranoia is the hipster's disease (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:29 (8 years ago) Permalink
If you care about Xmas kitsch, Light in the Stable or whatever it's called is her covering some nice holiday tunes (Drummer Boy, a couple I never heard before, etc) and the album cover will break yr heart.
― Thea (Thea), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:30 (8 years ago) Permalink
Also, the critics did not "get" her at the time. I think they thought she was ersatz country, but her first records have help up so beautifully.
― mottdeterre (mottdeterre), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:44 (8 years ago) Permalink
subquestion: why is lindsay buckingham so revered. is it as a guitarist? songwriter? arranger? i'm not asking because i don't think he deserves it but because i don't know.
― JaXoN (JasonD), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:51 (8 years ago) Permalink
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But there must've been so many other, more obscure bands in LA etc. emulating this sound. Who was playing at the Whisky and the Troubadour while the Outlaws played the Coliseum, or whatever? I want to hear that stuff... maybe there're some compilations out there
― Thea (Thea), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 23:58 (8 years ago) Permalink
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― Hurting (Hurting), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 02:56 (8 years ago) Permalink
I picked up that Kris Kristofferson record a few months ago and totally dig it.
― JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 03:28 (8 years ago) Permalink
I don't mean anything pejorative by the word trendy in this case. This is all good music. It's not like they started listening to electroclash or something.
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If we're going to be a bit free and easy with the 70s part of the question, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE's Volunteers came out on the very cusp of the new decade (November '69) and barring the hippy rhetoric, it sounds a lot like a 70s record. SKIP SPENCE'S Oar from a bit earlier definitely does not, but then again it doesn't really sound like a record from any specific era.
Maybe try and pick up the BYRDS (Untitled), just about their last really decent record. I guess it might be a bit of a sloppy package in sum total, and it's absolutely nowhere near as good as the *great* albums, but it's still got some of my favourite Byrds moments on it, mostly courtesy of Clarence White.
Given the general thrust of this thing, you'd probably like IAN MATTHEWS' Journeys From Gospel Oak too. Covers of Gene Clark and Tim Hardin in a very West Coast style. He was originally in Fairport Convention, then Matthews Southern Comfort before doing his solo thing of which Gospel Oak is the most solid effort. Think he moved out to California round about the time of that album too.
Anyone want to recommend me any specific HOT TUNA album?
― NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 08:35 (8 years ago) Permalink
― Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 13:17 (8 years ago) Permalink
i've been meaning to figure out which Jefferson Airplane record i wanted to get next (only have a really dirty copy of Surrealistic Pillow that my mom wrote boyfriends' names in pen on).
i've had that Skip Spence album for years and never thought it was all that amazing. i don't know if it's a "oh, he's crazy, so this makes the album more amazing" type thing [i've always felt the same way about Syd], but i'll pull out my copy and listen to it again.
― JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 15:48 (8 years ago) Permalink
Try the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's first album. JaX0n, all the DJs at KXLU were totally into this stuff! That's why they're all in likeminded bands these days (aside from The Postal Service).
― gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 15:53 (8 years ago) Permalink
Personally, my interest is in the west coast stuff 1974-77, when session musicians began to rule the studio and production values got super slick, rather than the early 70s Byrds/CSNY/Grateful Dead axis. Stuff like Joni Mitchell, Buckingham-Nicks, Jackson Browne and ... Al Stewart maybe? Steely Dan? The Eagles definitely.
But it's kind of difficult to pin down the sound/genre any more definitely than that. And I'm a bit loathe to try for fear of unfairly pigeonholing certain albums.
― Jeff W (zebedee), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 16:15 (8 years ago) Permalink
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― gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 16:19 (8 years ago) Permalink
Soft Rock Hits of the 70s - searchI found $41 on the ground today, so let's talk about Psychedelic Country!Ricki Lee Jones c/d s/dI luvs me some Lee Hazelwood. What else should I be listening to? (aka, the 60s & 70s country thread) (maybe a little less so...)
― JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 17:35 (8 years ago) Permalink
How about Spirit, The Family, and Kaleidescope?
However, I must voice my disagreement with the original post about the Band's Music From Big Pink sounding like the West Coast. Yes, they filmed The Last Waltz in SF, but they sound more like Virginia to Memphis, to me.
― Justin Farrar (Justin Farrar), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 17:45 (8 years ago) Permalink
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― Thea (Thea), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 19:18 (8 years ago) Permalink
colin blunstone, one year and ennismore. ok, he's not exactly from the west coast, but his first two solo albums could've been. zombines fans consider one year his peak, but ennismore features "i don't believe in miracles," one of my fave pop songs of the era.
and i'll second don's nomination of west-coast-in-spirit rosanne cash, especially for seven year ache and its amazing title track, even if it did come out a bit later (1981) than most of the stuff being talked about here.
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― sonofstan, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
list is helpful too. like, i know i have that donna rhodes album but i can't remember why i kept it. i should play it.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
diggin the voice on this guy
― crude interloper of a once august profession (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
that's pretty great
― jaxon, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink
dang, that does sound good. other sample here sounds great too: http://therisingstorm.net/ted-lucas-the-om-album/
― tylerw, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
yeah, stoked on this.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
(Lucas played uncredited sitar on the Tempations’ “Psychedelic Shack”)
― crude interloper of a once august profession (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'd be interested to see what the consensus is on this album^
I love it btw
― yuoowemeone, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
― yuoowemeone, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
pretty cool record by morning, finally picked up that reissue from 2009
― buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 07:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh yeah, that ted lucas mentioned above is v nice too
― buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 07:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
this is a great thread -- so much cool stuff. just came across this bootleg of the souther/hillman/furay band (with al perkins, too!) http://bbchron.blogspot.com/2011/01/souther-hillman-furay-band-1974-07-07.htmlhaven't listened but i dig the one album i have by these guys.
― tylerw, Saturday, 29 January 2011 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
Souther released a darned decent album, somewhat stylistically surprising album recently (surprising via varying from and veering back through expected approach) mentioned in my show preview: In the late 60s, J.D. Souther and Glen Frey performed as LongBranch PennyWhistle; their lone, self-titled album was backed by the likes of primo Ry Cooder. After playing laidback studio wizard amidst the peaking mists of L.A. country-rock, Souther astutely relocated to Nashville, as country-rock became mainstream pop country. "Rain," Souther's new live album, sinuously illuminates the Latin jazz facets of his ancient gems. Compatible new ballads extend JDS's mix of romance and sharp-eyed attitude, implicitly including his own cool tourism in "That golden cup of style/On your journey down the Nile." It's just a beardier bit like a late-70s Steely Dan, minus too-smooth self-pity. Souther's well-preserved voice and guitar will be accompanied tonight by pianist Chris Walters, a key player on "Rain."
― dow, Saturday, 29 January 2011 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
Came across Arthur Gee-Whizz Band - City Cowboy (Thanks scott seward!) on the What are you listening to? 2011 thread.
What an incredible album with a great cover as well.
― Non-Stop Erotic Calculus (bmus), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
i made a spotify playlist with as many albums from this thread i could find... kind of all over the place, but such is this thread
http://open.spotify.com/user/max_read/playlist/723m865Y296VHKnFOT4Jw6 early-mid70s West Coast post-psych/pop/rock/folk-rock/country-rock
― max, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
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― max, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
well whatever that should work. its collaborative too so feel free to add stuff i missed.
dude. thank you
― surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
― President Keyes, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
don't have spotify, but i am curious what is on that playlist!
― one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
id say like 85% of the stuff from this thread, actually! missing l.a. getaway, redeye, truckaway, some other things mentioned...
― max, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
for some reason only a couple tracks from john the wolfking of la
― max, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
i might make a smaller playlist of stuff more in this vein later:
Personally, my interest is in the west coast stuff 1974-77, when session musicians began to rule the studio and production values got super slick, rather than the early 70s Byrds/CSNY/Grateful Dead axis. Stuff like Joni Mitchell, Buckingham-Nicks, Jackson Browne and ... Al Stewart maybe? Steely Dan? The Eagles definitely.
― max, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
that would be awesome
also i think the fantastic expedition of dillard & clark is missing
― surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
max have you read the Barefoot Jerry thread? i find the southern 'studio guy' stuff continues to be a deep well, for me. jubal, barefoot jerry, muscle shoals, cinderalla studio, area code 615..
― one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
surfboards u should add anything u can think of
ian ill def check out the barefoot Jerry thread!
― max, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 17:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
This is the thread that brought me here, so you have it to blame! This stuff is incredible, imo, thanks max for the playlist. Have added a few more things of a general LA sound, some soft pop like Jim Webb/Fifth Dimension, late 60's/early 70's Beach Boys, some James Taylor, more Nilsson, stuff like that. 1846 Tracks!
At least two things I've discovered - That Lambert & Nuttycombe album is like some lost Nick Drake shit, and it's a crime that Nils Lofgren/Grin somehow wasn't stratospheric in the early 70's.
― I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Thursday, 6 October 2011 08:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
wow alot of good stuff on that playlist that doesn't get enough love (Ned Doheny! the Beau Brummels! early Poco!).
but also alot that's glaring in its absense: the entirety of NL/Grin's "2+2", the first Buffalo Springfield album, Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees" (and assorted other tracks from the post-Peter Green, pre-Buckingham/Nicks transitional era), John Stewart's "Bombs Away Dream Babies", Moby Grape s/t, Dave Mason's "It's Like You Never Left".
Barely heard of Judee Sill but like alot of what's on that playlist...
― Lee626, Thursday, 6 October 2011 10:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Early Poco gets lotsa love on ILM... well, compared to most places!
― Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 6 October 2011 10:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
Judee Sill's incredible - What a voice!
Feel free to add shit to that playlist, btw :)But max did most of the legwork of finding stuff on this thread, so thank him
― I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Thursday, 6 October 2011 10:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Lee626, Thursday, 6 October 2011 11:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
some of the albums you mention arent on spotify, or werent when i made the list--please, please add, i like to just go in and throw on shuffle
― max, Thursday, 6 October 2011 12:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
ok will do as soon as i figure out how to add to other people's Spotify playlists - i've only been on it since it launched in the US recently and haven't had much time to experiment yet.
Also that Grin album of course is "1+1" not "2+2"
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^this is terrific
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― I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Sunday, 9 October 2011 22:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
BBChron, linked by tylerw earlier on this thread, has started re-posting motherlode of mostly West Coast country rock, lots of the best and/or most popular at top of this page; see a bit more variety, like Kinks, at bottom (with Ritchie Furay Band, for inst, in the middle). He's good about describing, incl candor re tape quality (he tries to optimize, not just slap 'em up there)http://bbchron.blogspot.com/
― dow, Sunday, 4 March 2012 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Alao, I may not have mentioned this guy before, gradually re-posting (see left rail for link to re-posts). Here's one I haven't seen before: New Riders of the Purple Sage live, w Garcia, Lesh & Hart.http://smadacounty.blogspot.com/2012/04/new-riders-of-purple-sage-1969-09-18.html
― dow, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
Who are the Mellow Mafia? is that just the name for LA studio cats?― JaXoN (JasonD), Friday, October 22, 2004 4:25 PM (7 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Just saw this referred to as "Avocado Mafia".
― how's life, Monday, 30 July 2012 15:23 (9 months ago) Permalink
Speaking of Chris Darrow, as I did upthread in '09, here's another Darrow reissue: Artist Proof, from 1972. Out on Drag City 1/22/2013, so I won't say much yet (so far so good, though)
1. Beware Of Time 3:002. Lovers Sleep Abed Tonight 2:573. Shawnee Moon 3:324. Move On Down The Line 2:475. Song For Steven 2:426. Cocaine Lil 1:397. Alligator Man 2:228. Keep On Trying 2:509. New Zoot 2:2610. The Show Must Go On 2:4811. The Sky Is Not Blue Today 3:5112. We Can Both Learn To SayI Love You 2:42Bonus Tracks13. Beware Of Time 2:54*14. Song For Steven 2:28**15. Keep On Trying 2:15**16. Move On Down The Line 1:54 †17. The Sky Is Not Blue Today 2:23 †* Pre-album studio demo** Home demo† Demo for publishing, Sergio Mendes studioChris Darrow Guitar, Electric Guitar,Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Slide Guitar,Marimba, Kalimba, Triangle, VocalsEd Black Electric Guitar, Steel GuitarLoren Newkirk Piano, Accordion, OrganArnie Moore BassMickey McGee Drums, Steel DrumsSteve Cahill Guitar, Autoharp, VocalsJohn Ware Congas, Percussive TexturesJohn Stewart Rhythm Guitar on“Alligator Man”(Courtesy Warner Brothers Records)Background SingersClaudia LennearJennifer Warren(Courtesy Warner Brothers Records)Russel BrookerEarl Shackleford
― dow, Friday, 2 November 2012 20:00 (6 months ago) Permalink
No, sorry - I am only really familiar with Big Star and Neil Young. I have also heard Judee Sill and the Incredible String Band - but really my knowledge is only kind of surface level so I won't be able to take part. Sorry posters.
― Hinklepicker, Friday, 2 November 2012 20:09 (6 months ago) Permalink
i love that chris darrow record. it is almost as good as his s/t record.
― i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Friday, 2 November 2012 21:10 (6 months ago) Permalink
S[eaking of New Riders, here's a show preview I wrote last summer ("swamp grooveologists" 'cause the rhythm section and one of the geezers are also in a "swamp groove" band, blanking on the name)New Riders of the Purple SageJerry Garcia and singer/picker David Nelson’s pre-Dead cosmic country reveries evolved into New Riders Of The Purple Sage. Nelson, with Garcia’s steel guitar successor, Buddy Cage, reformed New Riders in 2005, recruiting Hot Tuna guitarist Michael Falzarano, plus two swamp grooveologists, bassist Ronnie Penque and drummer Johnny Markowski. NRPS roll deft jams and tight tunes, many recently written with Garcia collaborator Robert Hunter, who keeps Riders swirling around a “Barracuda Moon,” and curtly invokes the “difference between a bad loan/And a debt.” Naturally, expect NRPS classics, including their aromatic outlaw hit, “Panama Red.”
― dow, Friday, 2 November 2012 22:27 (6 months ago) Permalink
Kinda long-ass, and no Rusty, I never thot you might be Neil's bro, but this doesn't happen every day:
LEGENDARY COUNTRY ROCK BAND POCO TO RELEASE FIRST STUDIO ALBUM SINCE 2002All Fired Up Displays Evolution of Band While Staying True to Classic Sound Nashville, TN—For 45 years, Poco has been making music in the realm of the classic country rock sound that they helped found in the late ‘60’s, one that inspired other acts to follow suit – bands such as The Eagles, Firefall, The Little River Band and Pure Prairie League. But to persist across six decades, you need to have a rabid fan base that considers your music to be a soundtrack to their lives, or continue to evolve and refine your sound while staying true to your roots. Poco does both and it’s why their new studio album -- their first in eleven years -- All Fired Up (official release date March 5), is a celebration of longevity and unparalleled songwriting. Still led by singer and songwriter Rusty Young, the addition of two more excellent songwriters in bassist Jack Sundrud and keyboardist Michael Webb as well as drummer George Lawrence over the past decade, helped to re-shape Poco for another generation. “The music has evolved over the years,” said Young. “Different band members bring different voices to the sound and in many ways keep the music fresh. History shows that Poco has always had great musicians in the band and it's no different today. We're growing musically, challenging ourselves and moving ahead to create the best music we've ever made.” All Fired Up, which was self-produced and recorded at several studios including Sixteen Tons in Nashville, the home studios of Sundrud and Webb, Wildwood Lodge in Missouri and Sound Emporium in Nashville, shows a band that has no problem celebrating its storied past while enjoying every minute of the present. And Young explains the diversity of the material that also manages to stay cohesive. “Most of the songs were written in the last year or so,” he says. “It took me two years to get 'Regret' to the point I was happy with it and ’A Little Rain' is a song we've been doing in concert for the last three years. Jack's 'Hard Country' is a concert favorite we've been playing for a number of years too. The title track was a song that was written just for the CD. We wanted to give a nod to the classic Poco sound that everyone loves from the early days and we think 'All Fired Up' nails it. Michael (Webb) has Bobby Keys playing sax on one of his songs, 'That's What Rock 'n Roll Will Do,’ which is very cool. Jack's 'Hard Country' is destined to be a Poco classic. I'm especially excited about a song called 'Rockin' Horse' for a couple of reasons. I think it's unlike anything I've written before, and Poco IS a Rockin' horse!” There is also the tongue-in-cheek “Neil Young,” which talks about Rusty not being Neil’s brother. “I don't think Neil has heard it yet,” Young joked. “I would hope he'd get a kick out of it and I wonder how many times people have asked him about his brother Rusty.” Young is also celebrating his induction into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in St. Louis alongside other steel players that helped influence him. In addition, Young is in Guitar Player Magazine’s “Gallery of Greats” along with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn. In addition Poco boasts a Grammy nomination for ‘Instrumental of the Year’ and fans can find the band’s memorabilia on display at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Poco, which has never stopped touring over the years despite lineup changes, will tour a bit more vigorously in support of All Fired Up. “We're anxious to show everyone that we're excited about the future for Poco and we're fired up and ready to go,” said Young. “We're hoping to reintroduce Poco to the fans that may have drifted away over the years, and to remind them of why they were fans in the first place. And it would of course be great if the CD captures new fans. We're always trying to attract new Poconuts.” Of course, it’s inevitable that the longer a band stays together, the more it often has to change in order to adapt and stick around—and also has to love what they do. That’s the takeaway from a poignant narrative written by Lawrence for the album. “There is no manual for a 45 year old rock band,” he said. “Long time Poco fans will find plenty of nods to the earlier sound, while new-found fans will hear the new energy and direction,” said Sundrud. “All Fired Up is aptly titled, relevant to the band's musical roots and blazing a new trail into the future. The songs are rocking, thought-provoking, fun and most of all, pure Poco.” To sample the tracks from All Fired Up, please visithttp://www.rickalter.com/afu.prerelease.html About Poco Pioneers of the country-rock sound that soared out of California in the late sixties and early seventies, Poco was founded by Richie Furay, Jim Messina, and Rusty Young, a trio whose lifetime musical journey began while working on the Buffalo Springfield’s final album, The Last Time Around. With the addition of George Grantham and Randy Meisner, the initial Poco lineup was set. Renowned music critic Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times proclaimed the band as “the next big thing”, and Rolling Stone went so far as to call them “a country-tuned Derek and The Dominos,” giving the band’s 1969 debut, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, a perfect rating. After that, the band went through several personnel changes including the departure of Jim Messina and Richie Furay, as well as when bassist Randy Meisner left to join The Eagles. Poco went on to chart several times with hits like “Crazy Love” and “Heart of the Night” (both from the critically acclaimed Legend album), as well as “Rose of Cimarron,” “Good Feeling To Know” and “You’d Better Think Twice.” In 1989, the band brought back Messina, Furay and Meisner to record Legacy, which spawned a few more of the band’s Top 40 hits, “Call It Love” and “Nothing To Hide.” Poco’s new milennium releases – 2002’s Running Horse, 2005’s Bareback At Big Sky. the 2004 live CD/DVD Keeping The Legend Alive and now 2013’s All Fired Up – are among the best of their career. With 45 years, more than 25 albums and thousands of fans behind them, Poco was, is and forever will be the defining voice of country/rock. For more information, please visit www.poconut.org
― dow, Monday, 4 February 2013 16:20 (3 months ago) Permalink
West Coast post-psych/pop/rock/folk-rock/country-rock buzza is my fav buzza
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 4 February 2013 17:24 (3 months ago) Permalink
"Solo" coz mostly poat-Monkees; he will have a band, though no new material, apperently(maybe a live album after this?)
MICHAEL NESMITH’S “NEZ SOLO” SPRING 2013 TOURTO CROSS U.S. MARCH 23–APRIL 17 In first U.S solo tour since 1992, Monkees and First National Band veteranto perform songs from 50 years of writing and recording. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — Michael Nesmith will launch the month-long Nez Solo Spring 2013 Tour on March 21 outside of Nashville as Nez’s Solo Spring 2013 Tour prepares to take him to the metro areas of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Nesmith’s kick-off show at the Franklin Theater sold out an hour after tickets were available. Nez’s Solo Spring 2013 Tour followed an invitation from a British promoter/agent to play the British Isles last year. The solo tour sold out immediately after it was announced, causing American concert promoters to take notice and make offers for the Nez Solo Spring Tour. “The songs I’ll play are a touch chronological and a touch thematic. I picked my favorites to play, the ones I have come to love over the years, and the ones that are most requested by fans of my solo work,” Nesmith says. The focus of the show will be on his latter-day song writing and recordings, but Nesmith did select one song he wrote for the Monkees’ — “Papa Gene’s Blues” — as the opening of the concert. “I hope Monkees fans are not disappointed but my solo recorded music is extensive and the songs that were part of the Monkees era comprise only a tiny part of it.” Fans of Nesmith’s ground-breaking First National Band and later work will find much to look forward to, including “Joanne,” “Silver Moon,” “Propinquity,” “Grand Ennui” and “Thanx for the Ride.” This last song will include specially programmed software so the original pedal steel solo by Red Rhodes plays along with Nesmith and the band as they play the song live. Also look for songs from the albums And the Hits Just Keep On Coming, Photon Wing and Infinite Rider, as well as Elephant Parts, Tropical Campfires, The Prison and Rays — approximately 90 to 100 minutes of live Nez music in all. In the Nez Solo Spring Tour the songs will be presented with short introductions that include a cinematic setting. According to Nesmith, “The songs live in my mind like mini-movies— vignettes — that associate themselves with the emotions of the song. I want the audience to share that.” Michael Nesmith tours may be few and far between, but he greatly enjoys the onstage connection. “I have found nothing like a live performance in any other expression of the arts,” he says. “When it is done right, it is a most joyful and happy event — like a good meal, a fine conversation or a lover’s kiss.” “A word sung is worth a thousand pictures,” he concludes. Nesmith is a musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman and philanthropist, well known for his start as the singing, wool-capped, Gretsch guitar-slinging co-star of the Monkees television series (1966-68). His songs were recorded not only by the Monkees (“Papa Gene’s Blues,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Mary, Mary,” and “Listen to the Band” among others) but also by Linda Ronstadt & the Stone Poneys (“Different Drum”), the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (“Some of Shelley’s Blues”) the Butterfield Blues Band and Run-DMC (“Mary Mary”). He executive-produced the movies Repo Man (1984), Timerider, and Tapeheads and founded Pacific Arts, a record, film and video production house and book publisher. He was the first and only winner of the Grammy Award for Video of the Year for his 1981 long-form video Elephant Parts. He is also the inventor and founder of Videoranch3D, for which he holds a patent. In addition to the regular concert tickets there will be a very limited number of tickets sold for after show receptions where Nesmith will sign autographs, talk with fans, and pose for pictures with them. NEZ SOLO SPRING 2013 TOURThurs., March 21 FRANKLIN, TN Franklin Theater – SOLD OUTSun., March 24 AGOURA HILLS, CA Canyon ClubTues., March 26 SANTA CRUZ, CA Rio TheaterWed., March 27 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Palace of Fine ArtsFri., March 29 PORTLAND, OR Aladdin TheaterSat., March 30 SEATTLE, WA Neptune TheaterWed., April 3 BOULDER, CO Boulder TheaterFri., April 5 ST. PAUL, MN Fitzgerald Theater (Sue McLean & Assoc.?)Sat., April 6 CHICAGO, IL Old Town School of Folk Music – SOLD OUTSun., April 7 FERNDALE, MI The Magic Bag - SOLD OUTTues., April 9 MUNHALL, PA Carnegie Music Hall of HolmsteadThurs., April 11 NORTHAMPTON, MA Iron Horse - SOLD OUTFri., April 12 RAHWAY, NJ Union County Performing Arts CenterSat., April 13 SOMERVILLE, MA Somerville TheaterMon., April 15 PHILADELPHIA, PA World Café Live - SOLD OUTTues., April 16 NEW YORK, NY Town HallWed., April 17 WASHINGTON, DC Birchmere
― dow, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 00:07 (2 months ago) Permalink
oh man i wanna go
― i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 00:59 (2 months ago) Permalink
― bear, bear, bear, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 04:21 (2 months ago) Permalink
Show review and video in this too:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-review-michael-nesmith-monkees-solo-tour-canyon-club-20130325,0,3065721.story
― dow, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 01:34 (1 month ago) Permalink