Live From Armadillo World Headquarters 1973 & The Capitol Theatre 1975 Best of, Live
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The studio LPs didn't really capture the energy of this great roots-rock band, but this does: 2 CDs of stellar live tracks from the mid-'70s! The 1975 Capitol Theater show (Port Chester, New York) is one of the last recordings by their classic lineup; you'll hear live versions of their hits Hot Rod Lincoln and Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar , and much more 25 unreleased tracks!
Expert musicianship, a diverse repertoire, and an active sense of humor become an explosive mixture in the hands of the Airmen. Recorded during a 1976 tour of England, Live One shows the genre-twisting band in all its maniacal glory. Western swing standards, rockabilly romps, R&B chestnuts, and a rash of truck-driving songs all find their way into the potent blend, not to mention their offbeat, drug-addled originals. Bill Kirchen's nifty guitar work, Andy Stein's punchy fiddle, and Bobby Black's pedal-steel forays provide the meat: no matter how goofy it gets, their formidable musical chops keep it all together. --Marc Greilsamer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I first bought this album when it was first released back in the 1970s as a 2 LP set. Back then I worked in record store when I was in high school and I gave this album a play after a customer brought back a copy with a warped LP. At the time I knew Commander Cody from his early 70s Billboard hit "Hot Rod Lincoln" but, apart from that one song, I knew nothing about this band. One play of this album and I was hooked. I started playing this album a lot in the store and sold a lot of copies to other people who had never heard of Commander Cody. This became a standard party album among the group I hung out with back then.
This is great good time party music performed by a really tight band featuring some great musicians. Commander Cody played a mean honky tonk, boogie style piano, Norton Buffalo was a great harmonica player and Billy C Farlow played some great lead guitar.
Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen definitely play country licks but I wouldn't call them a "country" band. Think of them more as a country-boogie or country-swing band.
Categories and labels aside, think of this as straight up foot stomping, toe tapping party music or the type of album you can throw into your car's CD player during a long drive on a warm summer day; it's great driving music. I put it in the car CD player the other day during a commute and found it hasn't lost any of its appeal 35 years after I first heard it. Great album!
Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen are not well known these days but, if you want a hard driving country flavored party album, this is a CD you should check out.
One question for Amazon though. Why is this CD over $22 on Amazon.ca and about $10 on Amazon.com?
Most recent customer reviews
I bought the original vinyl double album back in 1980 at College. The residence rocked to Hot Rod Lincoln. Read morePublished on April 30 2013 by George G
Man, hearing this again brings back some great memories of live performances I caught back in the early 70's. Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by R. J. Marsella
This is truly the commander at his best. A very diverse recording, lots of "truck drivin'" music, and of course, Bobby Black on the pedal steel guitar. Read morePublished on April 21 2002 by Jeffrey Knapp
Having seen Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen live many, many times in the SF Bay Area in the 1970's, this is the ultimate collection of their music. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2000 by Jim Henderson
Commander Cody and the Airmen take country, R & B, rock & roll, Texas swing, and Cajun music on a wild ride. Read morePublished on July 16 1999
A rock band doing a parody of country music recorded live in England. A strange mix that works well. Read morePublished on April 17 1999