Tuesday, May 26, 2009

the city slicker, the cowboy, the monkey, and the wrong horse

International Submarine Band - Safe at Home (listen)
Buck Owens - Blue Love (listen)
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Magnetic South (listen)

Jon Pruett - "Some have said that it should have been Michael Nesmith, not Gram Parsons, who deserves the honor of country-rock forefather. (If only Nesmith ran with the Stones instead of the Monkees.) That said, great songs abound on this 1968 debut. Tracks like "Calico Girlfriend" and "Joanne" get even better thanks to "Red" Rhodes' brilliant pedal steel work."

1 comment:

  1. I agree that Nesmith's early post-Monkees solo work -- particularly the First National Band trilogy -- is terribly underrated. And Red Rhodes is some kinda genius.