Poco - Legacy

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  1. Lynxtrap

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    For some reason I've never listened much to Poco, although their music should be right up my alley.
    But I wore out a tape (what can I say, it was 1989) with the Legacy album when it came out.

    Don't know how real fans of the band regard this album. Kind of slick 80's production, but to me it had everything going for it: great songs, great playing - and Randy Meisner. Kind of like the new Eagles album that, at the time, would be made when Hell froze over.

    These days I do 95% of my music listening through Spotify, and for some strange reason this album is not on there.

    So besides venting my frustration over not being able to hear the album, I guess I'm wondering if there are other fans of the album out there, and if there might be other Poco albums I should be listening to instead...
     
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    I am not familiar with this album. I am very familiar with all of their early stuff though.

    So I googled this album and I recognize none of the tunes.

    An interesting side note though regarding the cover art for the "Legend" album:
    The cover art for Legend was done by Phil Hartman, the brother of Poco manager John Hartmann; Phil Hartman worked as a graphic designer creating album covers for his brother's clients (including America) while attempting to break out as a comic.

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    Get the mid-seventies live Poco Deliverin
    Original band members, awesome energy, fantastic picking.

    Edit- Jim Messina on lead guitar, Rusty Young on steel
     
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    Well almost all original members Timothy B schmit had replaced Randy Meisner just like he did in the Eagles
     
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    I picked up the Legacy CD at a yard sale, it is good but what always bothered me about the album was that the production was trying too hard to be the Eagles. Probably due to record company pressure. If they had just let Poco be Poco, I bet it would have been a great one.
     
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    Great band. I love all their albums, but early ones are the best (all the ones with TBS, and the first one before TBS).
     
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    Their self titled album from 1970 is fantastic, the last tune on the record is my favorite:

     
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    big poco fan. you can actually write rusty and he answers!

    call it love was a pretty good hit, I believe... it was on the radio.

    That is a pretty good album, but I like most of them. Rusty is a pretty cool and honest guy... he took to singing and songwriting and playing regular guitar (over steel) because he wanted the band to last and wanted to make a living too... Such an outstanding steel player... he said he taught himself to sing because it gave him more options....
     
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    Under the Gun is a good album, some wicked tones and riffage..

    Legend also pretty good

    A few big name bands down here would have a killer song in their set that no one knew, then upon further investigation, turned out to be Poco
     
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    +1, if you only get to have 1 Poco album... it's Deliverin'. One of the best live albums of that period. I also really like Picken' Up The Pieces and the self titled Poco. Never really got into the later stuff. For me the early stuff was key in introducing the Rock audiences of the day to country. Today Gram Parsons, The Flying Burritto Bros, Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds get most of the credit but Poco was right there too.
     
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    Huge Poco fan here. My favorite albums are Legacy, Blue & Gray, Under The Gun, and Ghost Town.

    This is one of my favorites.

     
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    When Jim Messina was lead guitar player.
     
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    Very interesting!
     
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    I’m definitely a Poco fan. No mention of Paul Cotton yet. From The Inside is my favorite. A Good Feelin’ To Know is a close second. Also really like first two albums during the Jim Messina years. I lost interest in Poco mid 70’s or so. Too slick and same sounding. Great band though.
     
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    Rusty Young liked making his pedal steel sound like a Hammond organ- not just the tone/effect, but phrasing/attack too.

    ' progressive R&B Country!'
     
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    You have piqued my interest in listening to more poco. I enjoyed them back in the 70s-80s. Thank you.
     
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    love the paul cotton era, always wished jock bartley would join the band...
     
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    A great band.

     
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    I used to see them on DonKiehners/InConcert.
    The steel guitar player grinding a metal folding chairs up and down both necks turned off 6th grade me.
    Later, I got one of their albums and Crazy Eyes was the only interesting track.
     
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