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Title: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: vert on September 16, 2017, 04:40:19 AM
hi there fots,

I am looking for some good country rock. "The gilded palace of sin" by the flying burrito brothers and the first pure prairie league album are the only stuff I could find that scratches this itch...

I just want some big star with pedal steel, is  that too much to ask?

so any good 70s stuff with pedal steel is much appreciated... I am wearing these two albums out, please help :)
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: Joe Rogaine on September 17, 2017, 12:52:07 AM
Obviously the Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson albums are a good place to start.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: vert on September 17, 2017, 02:57:46 AM
Hi, thanks for the reply. I know waylon and willie pretty well (in fact I saw willie live about a month ago) but I don't know much about Kristofferson, I'll give him a look.

Also, if anyone is wondering why the heck some dude who hasn't posted around here for years suddenly came back to ask about 70s country rock... well, in my mind the venn diagram of FOTs and pop music fanatics is basically a circle, I remember some great music threads full of deep cuts from back in the day and thought I would try my luck ;)





Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: buffcoat on September 18, 2017, 01:44:08 PM
When the lights go down in the California town...
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: Carver on September 19, 2017, 06:07:39 PM
Big plus on the Kristofferson.  Another thing is if you're into vinyl, his records are pretty frequent in the discount/used bins.  I got clean copies of Border Lord and Jesus Was a Carpenter for about $5.

Also would add Tony Joe White's Black and White album to the list.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: Joe Rogaine on September 19, 2017, 08:09:06 PM
Ill add Townes Van Zandt to the list as well.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: fonpr on September 19, 2017, 08:40:04 PM
Hi, thanks for the reply. I know waylon and willie pretty well (in fact I saw willie live about a month ago) but I don't know much about Kristofferson, I'll give him a look.

Also, if anyone is wondering why the heck some dude who hasn't posted around here for years suddenly came back to ask about 70s country rock... well, in my mind the venn diagram of FOTs and pop music fanatics is basically a circle, I remember some great music threads full of deep cuts from back in the day and thought I would try my luck ;)
You may want to check out what The Supersuckers are up to these days. I have some boots with some nice pedal steel.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: akaJudge on September 29, 2017, 03:48:46 PM
we don't talk about Willis Alan Ramsey enough
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: fonpr on October 02, 2017, 04:47:15 PM
Or Jerry Jeff Walker.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: masterofsparks on October 02, 2017, 06:13:47 PM
The first three Mike Nesmith & the First National Band albums (Magnetic South, Loose Salute, and Nevada Fighter).
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: vert on October 03, 2017, 01:43:04 AM
The first three Mike Nesmith & the First National Band albums (Magnetic South, Loose Salute, and Nevada Fighter).

Lots of great recommendations in this thread, but you nailed it, that is exactly the type of thing I'm looking for  8)

Thanks!

Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: buffcoat on October 03, 2017, 06:43:12 PM
The first three Mike Nesmith & the First National Band albums (Magnetic South, Loose Salute, and Nevada Fighter).

And *that is pushing it*.

Good to see you, MOS!
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: Scot on November 02, 2017, 10:57:10 PM
No pedal steel on this cut but Jim Ford is the bee's country-funk encrusted knees. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ2Nf7OUfhc (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ2Nf7OUfhc)

Not known for lapsteel either but Jerry Reed is supremely underrated. WAY more solid albums than Waylon!
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: B_Buster on January 17, 2018, 09:56:27 PM
Sweethearts of the Rodeo/The Byrds, Nashville Skyline/Bob Dylan, GP and Grievous Angel/Gram Parsons, Workingman's Dead/Grateful Dead, Stacked Deck/Amazing Rhythm Aces, Mother Earth Presents Tracy Nelson Country/Tracy Nelson, Billy Swan/Billy Swan, Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But Sure Got a Lot of Love/James Talley, Tryin' Like the Devil/James Talley, Phases and Stages and Red Headed Stranger/Willie Nelson, Honky Tonk Heroes and Dreaming My Dreams/Willie Nelson, Out of Hand and Your Place Or Mine/Gary Stewart, Joe Ely and Honky Tonk Masquerade/Joe Ely, Hank Williams Jr. and Friends/Hank Williams Jr., Old No. 1/Guy Clark, The Best of Freddy Fender/Freddy Fender, Greatest Hits/Don Williams, Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver/Billy Joe Shaver, Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas/Townes Van Zandt.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: fonpr on January 18, 2018, 11:38:44 AM
Sweethearts of the Rodeo/The Byrds, Nashville Skyline/Bob Dylan, GP and Grievous Angel/Gram Parsons, Workingman's Dead/Grateful Dead, Stacked Deck/Amazing Rhythm Aces, Mother Earth Presents Tracy Nelson Country/Tracy Nelson, Billy Swan/Billy Swan, Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But Sure Got a Lot of Love/James Talley, Tryin' Like the Devil/James Talley, Phases and Stages and Red Headed Stranger/Willie Nelson, Honky Tonk Heroes and Dreaming My Dreams/Willie Nelson, Out of Hand and Your Place Or Mine/Gary Stewart, Joe Ely and Honky Tonk Masquerade/Joe Ely, Hank Williams Jr. and Friends/Hank Williams Jr., Old No. 1/Guy Clark, The Best of Freddy Fender/Freddy Fender, Greatest Hits/Don Williams, Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver/Billy Joe Shaver, Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas/Townes Van Zandt.

Nice list, Buster.

Guy Clark was a pure and simple poet. Glad to see him listed.

No Mekons?
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: vert on March 27, 2018, 04:47:33 AM
Sweethearts of the Rodeo/The Byrds, Nashville Skyline/Bob Dylan, GP and Grievous Angel/Gram Parsons, Workingman's Dead/Grateful Dead, Stacked Deck/Amazing Rhythm Aces, Mother Earth Presents Tracy Nelson Country/Tracy Nelson, Billy Swan/Billy Swan, Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But Sure Got a Lot of Love/James Talley, Tryin' Like the Devil/James Talley, Phases and Stages and Red Headed Stranger/Willie Nelson, Honky Tonk Heroes and Dreaming My Dreams/Willie Nelson, Out of Hand and Your Place Or Mine/Gary Stewart, Joe Ely and Honky Tonk Masquerade/Joe Ely, Hank Williams Jr. and Friends/Hank Williams Jr., Old No. 1/Guy Clark, The Best of Freddy Fender/Freddy Fender, Greatest Hits/Don Williams, Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver/Billy Joe Shaver, Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas/Townes Van Zandt.

Im a Little late, but that is one hell of a list, thanks! I like lots of the stuff in there, so I can't wait to hear the rest  8)
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: buffcoat on March 27, 2018, 06:33:44 PM
Perhaps you've never heard of... The Eagles?
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: bdb318 on March 27, 2018, 07:06:44 PM
Perhaps you've never heard of... The Eagles?

I wish I'd never heard of the Eagles.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: around the bend on March 30, 2018, 09:58:45 AM
Or Jerry Jeff Walker.
just discovered him via spotify. so good! I'm hooked.
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: Dammit on March 30, 2018, 10:59:16 AM
The Cowsills - Hair  https://youtu.be/aAk8z2PLOmc (https://youtu.be/aAk8z2PLOmc)

Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: mostlymeat on April 09, 2018, 06:32:45 PM
Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast

https://cocaineandrhinestones.com/
Title: Re: 70s country rock recommendations
Post by: Carver on July 13, 2018, 01:32:12 AM
Sandy Bull with one of the more cosmic 70s pedal steel songs out there
https://sandybull.bandcamp.com/track/driftin (https://sandybull.bandcamp.com/track/driftin)
(steel kicks in at 2 minute mark)

Not totally on topic, but further down the late 60s/70s cosmic guitar path is Robbie Basho
Robbie Basho - Lost Lagoon Suite (http://youtube.com/watch?v=amZ694adME8#)

Robbie Basho - Blue Crystal Fire (http://youtube.com/watch?v=YYaGChm8RWw#)