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Skip Spence (April 18, 1946 – April 16, 1999) was a Canadian-born American musician and singer-songwriter. He was co-founder of Moby Grape, and played guitar with them until 1969. He released one solo album, 1969's Oar, and then largely withdrew from the music industry. He had started his career as a guitarist in an early line-up of Quicksilver Messenger Service, and was the drummer on Jefferson Airplane's debut album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. He has been described on the Allmusic website as "one of psychedelia's brightest lights"; however, his career was plagued by drug addictions coupled with mental health problems, and he has been described by a biographer as a man who "neither died young nor had a chance to find his way out."
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During the recording session of Moby Grape's second album, Wow, in 1968, Spence attempted to break down a bandmate's hotel room door with a fire axe, while under the influence of LSD. Spence's deterioration in New York and the "fire axe incident" are described by bandmate Jerry Miller as follows: "Skippy changed radically when we were in New York. There were some people there that were into harder drugs and a harder lifestyle, and some very weird shite. And so he kind of flew off with those people. Skippy kind of disappeared for a little while. Next time we saw him, he had cut off his beard, and was wearing a black leather jacket, with his chest hanging out, with some chains and just sweating like a son of a gun. I don't know what the hell he got a hold of, man, but it just whacked him. And the next thing I know, he axed my door down in the Albert Hotel. They said at the reception area that this crazy guy had held an axe to the doorman's head."

As described by bandmate Peter Lewis, it appears that both Jerry Miller and bandmate Don Stevenson were targets of Spence: "We had to do (the album) in New York because the producer (David Rubinson) wanted to be with his family. So we had to leave our families and spend months at a time in hotel rooms in New York City... Skippy took off with some black witch afterward who fed him full of acid. It was like that scene in The Doors movie. He thought he was the anti-Christ. He tried to chop down the hotel room door with a fire axe to kill Don (Stevenson) to save him from himself. He went up to the 52nd floor of the CBS building where they had to wrestle him to the ground. And Rubinson pressed charges against him. They took him to The Tombs (and then to Bellevue) and that's where he wrote Oar. When he got out of there, he cut that album in Nashville. And that was the end of his career. They shot him full of Thorazine for six months. They just take you out of the game."

During his six months in Bellevue, Spence was diagnosed with schizophrenia. On the day of his release, he drove a motorcycle, and as the urban myth goes (and not true according to his wife), dressed in only his pajamas, directly to Nashville to record his only solo album, with no other musicians appearing on it, the now-classic psychedelic/folk album Oar (1969, Columbia Records)

"A classic example of a record label using mental illness to sell an album"




Skip Spence - "Cripple Creek" (1969)






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The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Six Days On The Road"

A classic live TV performance of the old trucker anthem. Gram Parsons is gone, so Chris Hillman takes over on vocals, and fellow ex-Byrd Michael Clarke is on drums. They're joined by country fiddle legend Byron Berline and pedal steel master Al Perkins.








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Charlie Daniels First Album


Don't Let Your Man Find Out

It also has the original version of Trudy, but I can't find it on the web
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Listen to "White Light" by Gene Clark


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Listen to "White Light" by Gene Clark

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Eggs over Easy were an American country-rock band, of the early 1970s, who visited London to record an album, and then became a resident band in a London public house, launching what subsequently became known as pub rock.
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The band were used to playing in American bars, but in common with most London pubs at the time, the Tally Ho had a jazz-only policy. They persuaded the landlord that they played jazz, although their music was predominantly country rock and blues, and first appeared on either 3 May, or 13 May 1971, with Steel on drums. They soon attracted large crowds -- including other musicians, such as Graham Parker, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello -- making Eggs the pioneers of the "pub rock" movement.
"Henry Morgan"

"Face Down In The Meadow"

"Bar in my Car" -- aka "I'm gonna put a Bar in the back of my Car (and Drive myself to Drink)"



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Long haired hippie redneck freaks -- that is to say, Country-Rock

I like it. Flatlanders.

Ever do Goose Creek?

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Here's a backup vocalist from the Flying Burrito Bros. that fared well. LINK


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Barefoot Jerry - Fish & Tits
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Barefoot Jerry is an American Southern rock and country rock band, based in Nashville, Tennessee, most active from 1971 to 1977. It was composed of area studio musicians under the tutelage of Wayne Moss, lead guitarist of Area Code 615, and other 615 alumni.

Area Code 615 ~ Devil Weed And Me


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Image: https://i.imgur.com/MBsGwxU.jpg


FC featured guitarist Richard Thompson and a pair of vocalists, Ian Mathews and the late great Sandy Denny.

Two covers done for BBC radio in the late '60s:

Fairport Convention - "I Still Miss Someone" - a Johnny Cash B side from the '50s, also done by Gram Parsons' International Submarine Band

Fairport Convention -"Tried So Hard" - a Gene Clark song also done by the post-Parsons Burritos, though this FC version is my favorite


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Who’s gonna mow”


Wonder how many picked up on the double entendre back then?


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One hit wonder from the ‘70’s

Vernon Oxford- Redneck National Anthem


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