i think swing is essential for him as far as southern rock goes and he doesn't hear it in those bands.
^i thought this was dumb until i remembered this is a guy who thinks Kix is the heaviest band of all time. All good.
― You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
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― scott seward, Saturday, 28 April 2012 01:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think I fell in love with her as a teen watching BOA on In Concert or one of those shows. Go Jim Dandy!
― Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 28 April 2012 11:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think one interesting thing about The Outlaws is that they were a southern guitar army kind of band that really wanted to be The Eagles. I got the first three studio albums and it is interesting how much they kind of went for that other kind of high harmony kind of country rock sound of that era even getting Bill Szymczyk to work on their third record (and the last with Henry Paul until later on down the road).
― earlnash, Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw them live a couple times. They were best as an opener, compelled to keep it short. Anything else and Green Grass & High Tides turned into a 25 minute endurance test. Too much pandering to a biker festival audience spoiled the soup. Had a minor hit late with a cover of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" but it didn't really help. They just had a rep as a road band with three guitarists who'd get together at the front of the stage to mow you down with finger calisthenics but no particularly memorable tunes except the Green Grass endless jam.
― Gorge, Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
xpost Ruby had an album backed by Grey Ghost, right? Never heard it, never saw a sign of them again, mebbe assembled studio/road pros? Think I saw some good reviews of it. Yeah, the big Outlaws radio hit I remember was def in wake of Eagles: "There goes another love song/They're singin' about me again." But the Eagles went more towards mainstream rock, only used three Glynn Johns smooth loungepoke harmony etc tracks on On The Border, I think. I guess a fair number of people still craved the earlier approach. The guitarathon was harder on wannabees, though I saw Grinderswitch on the same bill with Cowboy, of all bands. Cowboy had me thinking of a more consistently in-focus Traffic, and got some applause, even a few cheers--but lots of yells for Grinderswitch, who were good for a grunty while, and I'm all for the meat'n'taters, but jeez.
― dow, Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
In their original power trio incarnation, Hydra could go from sounding exactly like Cream at their heaviest to the Jimi Hendrix Experience at their--well, their mean, which was pretty exacting. They had a rep as an urban Southern Rock band, supposedly jamming with BOC and the Stooges, which came to mind on their self-titled debut, esp. re the scurrying in the walls of "If You Care Enough To Survive," alongside the bulldozer bounce. But although the vocals were great on their power ballads, "Feel The Pain" and Dreams of Sweet Miriam," they got distracting on the second, Land Of Money, with the dated sub-Johnny Winter hoarse bellowing. Third album went back to the trio I think, but my copy sounded warped, so I went on to other things, ballin' on a budget etc. Here's the first
― dow, Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
crisp 30 minute interview w Russell Gulley, singer-songwriter-guitarist, played early on with one of Hank Williams' musicians, later w Eddie Hinton, the Swampers etc, also had a band called Jackson Highway--good detail on Muscle Shoals and before (no music excerpts)http://arts.state.al.us/actc/1/listserverindividual/20120722russellgulley.htm
― dow, Monday, 23 July 2012 00:21 (9 months ago) Permalink
Also: Paul Hornsby, played w Hinton in Men-its, several of whom were recruited for Hourglass by pre-ABB Duane and Gregg, later key player/producer at Capricorn, etc good interview (text of it http://swampland.com/articles/view/title:paul_hornsby">)http://swampland.com/articles/view/title:paul_hornsby
― dow, Saturday, 18 August 2012 22:20 (9 months ago) Permalink