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RIP - Rusty Young

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by wacolo, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. DougM

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    This reminds me why I hate Don Henley so much, taking Timmy from the best country rock band in history, where he wrote so many amazing songs on every album, and turned him into a sideman who was lucky to get one song per album. As much as I love Richie and Jim, my favorite version of Poco was after they left, when it was Rusty, Paul, Timmy, and George, because then Paul, Timmy, and Rusty flourished even more as songwriters. I really loved the few post Timmy/George albums too, where they took a harder rock stance, starting with Legend, but increasing that style with Under the Gun and Blue and Grey. In the early days, some of the hardest rocking songs were Timmy's like these two.


    And, of course the Eagles took my other favorite singer/songwriter/guitar player, Joe Walsh, and made him just a sideman too.
     
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    RIP Rusty. Thank you for all the wonderful music. You will live on within it.
     
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    His bandmate, Paul Cotton plays in KW now.
     
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    RIP Rusty. I loved Poco as kid growing up in the 70's. In the 80's I pulled into a roadside gas station just north of the Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel and there was a tour bus. It was Poco! I was thrilled. Still remember that to this day.
     
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    I may be wrong here, but I'm thinking ( mid 1970's) that I saw Poco as the opening act for the short-lived Stills-Young Band tour.

    I had ( then, or around that time) their Head Over Heels and Crazy Eyes albums, and would get the earlier albums, later.
    Need more Poco!
     
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    One of my favorite Poco albums. Bought it probably 20 years ago.

     
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    As a long time fan of Poco it's really sad to hear of his passing.
    R.I.P. Rusty.
     
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    So sad to see such a talent go. He's responsible for opening the door to country/western music for me as a teen as well as for my love of pedal steel and dobro. Next nice sunny day I'll crank up Deliverin' on the old Victrola in his honor.
     
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    I was impressed with Rusty Young as a teenager listening to Poco. He was really a force in that band, but his stellar playing got my initial attention. Rusty Young was something special. Thanks for all the great music, Rusty. RIP and Happy Trails. You brought us all a lot of joy.
     
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    Wow, another piece of my country rock roots gone. R.I.P Rusty...
     
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    Poco did open for the Stills-Young tour, '76, which I saw at Boston Garden ... when Neil abruptly split the tour, Rusty claimed that it was because Poco was getting a better crowd response than the headliners; who knows.

    Here's one of Rusty's great, beautiful steel contributions pre-Poco ... love this song. I'm just hearing this sad news now, Rest In Peace and thank you Rusty.

     
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    So is Rusty Young then, a guest or a member of Buffalo Springfield here?

    Because it's Richie Furay singing ( I know the song from Poco Deliverin')
     
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    An era of musical chairs that created sooooo much music of the late 60s and 70s will never be seen again.....RIP RY.
     
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    Heard the four piece in Lakeland, FL. Great sound.

    Thanks for the music RY.
     
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    Rusty is a guest on the track. I'm not sure if he did additional BS tracks, but he wasn't a member of the band.
     
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    Thanks, I never knew (or forgot) that this was a Buffalo Springfield song

    Richie Furay had a great lead voice-strong and clear
     
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    That is for sure, great singer, to the point that they wouldn't let Neil sing his own songs in the early days!
     
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    I'm completely blown away by whatever Jim Messina ( either studio or live acoustic version) is playing on " You Better Think Twice" !
    ( listen to both versions in the car)

    He is doing these amazing pull offs, licks,while singing; then trading solo licks with Rusty- and both guys don't miss a beat. Amazing song.

    I've never checked, but listening close, it sounds like Messina might be in an open tuning?
     
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    What a bummer. Rest In Peace.
     
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    I read somewhere that Jim played it in an open tuning. In a video from a British TV appearance Pàul Cotton did not, and looked like he wanted to do a Pete Townshend on his Telecaster at the end of the song. I've been trying to figure out that lick for literally 45 years!
     
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