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22 hours ago, Allhallowsday said:

My favorite type of country... you can hear how it's like the FLYING BURRITO BROS... who BTW recorded in LA...

     "Given that Bakersfield sound artists often recorded in L.A., it developed a reputation as 'the California sound,' and influenced the music of The Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco,
       the Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, to name a few. Chances are any kind of California country rock group was likely influenced by
       the Bakersfield sound." -- About the Bakersfield Sound

Say "California," and many (most?) people might conjure southern California beaches, blondes (and bleached blondes), Hollywood, and Beverly Hills 90210 and/or northern California free-spirited, flamboyant drag queens glittering the streets of San Francisco and inspiring Tales of the City. And some critics will respond with a sneer and snarl, "#@*$%?+!! wacko-hippie-h0m0-left-wing-Pinko-Socialist-LIB-BRULLS!"

But, there's a whole 'nother Golden State territory, Virginia. Populated by God-fearin', gun-totin', gospel-spoutin', flag-wavin' Red (emphasis on the Red), White (double emphasis on the White), and Blue (but NOT politically, Gotdammit!) REAL 'MURRIKINS, it is "a middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, [lying] between the pit of Man's fears and the summit of his knowledge."

I call it "The California Heartland." It includes Bakersfield (to which I've never been) located in Kern County (to which I have been, specifically Kernville). And this is all I will say about that:

When I die, I know that I will go to Heaven because I've already been to Hell.

Hit it, Merle!

 

Suggested Reading

History of the Bakersfield Sound

That Bakersfield Sound

The Bakersfield Sound

The Bakersfield Sound: A Guide to California Country Music

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1 hour ago, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

that Bakersfield sound artists

I'd include RICK NELSON as a prominent name that was part of and influenced by the Bakersfield Sound.  Yeh, I've liked BUCK OWENS and MERLE HAGGARD as long as I liked great records. 

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13 hours ago, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

     "Given that Bakersfield sound artists often recorded in L.A., it developed a reputation as 'the California sound,' and influenced the music of The Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco,
       the Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, to name a few. Chances are any kind of California country rock group was likely influenced by
       the Bakersfield sound." -- About the Bakersfield Sound

A Good Feelin' to Know doesn't really strike me as sounding like "Country Rock"  (à la "hard" Country Rock songs by The Allman Brothers or The Marshall Tucker Band). But then, I'm not a Country Rock fan, scholar, or connoisseur.

 

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2 hours ago, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

(à la "hard" Country Rock songs by The Allman Brothers or The Marshall Tucker Band)

I think of them as Southern Rock which is not the same for me... 

POCO were good, they do sound like EAGLES of course...

 

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On 9/28/2021 at 9:03 AM, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

Re: "But then, I'm not a Country Rock fan, scholar, or connoisseur."

 Don't sell those clever intros of yours short, though, Eucalyptus P. Millstone: Where you might concede the forensics of a song to some music professor, your "opening acts" will get you kicked off the bill!

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47 minutes ago, Allhallowsday said:

LED ZEPPELIN IV 

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 Perhaps not as visionary as LED ZEPPELIN (1969) nor as as dilettantistic as HOUSES of the HOLY (1973), "Led Zeppelin IV" is still possibly the Fearsome Foursome's finest 3/4 hour.

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1 hour ago, NoShear said:

Perhaps not as visionary as LED ZEPPELIN (1969) nor as as dilettantistic as HOUSES of the HOLY (1973), "Led Zeppelin IV" is still possibly the Fearsome Foursome's finest 3/4 hour.

I love all of their records with only Coda being the one I listen to the least... even less (as in never) than LED ZEP's crowning achievement:  IV ... lots called it the "runes" album back in the day.    I like the first one best too, think the 2nd is "thee" classic LED ZEPIII is maybe my 2nd favorite...  but probably listen to Presence most often...

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25 minutes ago, Allhallowsday said:

Re: "I love all of their records with only Coda being the one I listen to the least... even less (as in never) than LED ZEP's crowning achievement:  IV ... lots called it the "runes" album back in the day.    I like the first one best too, think the 2nd is "thee" classic LED ZEPIII is maybe my 2nd favorite...  but probably listen to Presence most often..."

 It's a bit redundant at this point, Allhallowsday, but I will point it out again anyway...

 Your range of music interest is emphasized with this last post: On the proverbial heels of some recent Fats Waller posts, you follow them up with a wide breadth of Led Zeppelin! 

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8 minutes ago, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

Man . . . Pardon me, Woman, h-o-w do you know about (to me) obscure bands like The Moving Sidewalks (members of which subsequently formed ZZ Top)? Yea verily, thou art the Queen of Rock Esoterica!

Archived Official Site of The Moving Sidewalks

 

I hunt for this stuff man! I fall down never ending rabbit holes for this stuff, what I post here isn't even HALF of what I've got. If you have Spotify I can link you my "Rare" playlist that has all my gems I've come across on it, some may be familiar, but a lot is stuff I find on the depths of youtube and from radio stations in the UK. It's just a hobby of mine😂

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