Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Country Rock Influence On Climate Change "Significant" - Source

Here's a nice pair of follow-ups to an earlier post. Wayne Berry's second album, Tails Out, and Country Funk's second, Zuma, neither of which got released at the time. Tails Out boasts epoch-defining Norman Seeff lensing (have you seen his cover for Carly Simon's Playing Possum? Huh? Hoo-hah?) and an only slightly smaller army of musicians than his first. It sounds less expansive, too, and the mood is a little subdued - lyrics deal with ending of relationships, personal betrayals and romantic angst. The country element of country rock is mostly forgotten. Still and all, it's a fine, fine piece of work, and its obscurity in no way warranted.

Righteous dude, yesterday

Berry: “The album was done, pressed and released, but had a really limited run. There was this intrigue going on and a lot of mine fields got laid and in several situations, blew up. And I had a lot to do with it not coming out. The album was probably on the shelf for about an hour."

Berry is still one handsome dude - check the 'Tube clips of him singing at the Belmont Church, Nashville. "I am a blessed man," he says, and he looks it.


Country Funk have an almost insulting approach to packaging their albums - apparently any old shit will do for you, Mr. Consumer. I replaced the artwork for the first with something that took me maybe ten minutes, fifteen tops, and this here took less, the picture coming from their own website. Duh. You can get the wretched original design when you pony up for the album, which is pretty swell.

Note Neil Young connection - Berry covers Love Is A Rose, beautifully, and Country Funk calls their album Zuma, for no reason I can see.

EDIT: Ace internet sleuth EW has turned up quite a treasure - what appears to be Wayne Berry's unissued Capitol album. Check the comments for story and link!

10 comments:

  1. Berry good! BTW, would you have this Berry-associated record:

    https://www.discogs.com/Volunteers-Volunteers/release/2433039

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  2. BTW:

    http://therockasteria.blogspot.com/2017/04/timber-part-of-what-you-hear-1970-us.html

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    1. Thanks, EW! I'll be re-upping this at a more affordable bitrate later.

      Let's hope someone else has the Volunteers album - me no gots!

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  3. Did a little rummaging around and I came across this, which appear to be demos:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOyOSDSaJEf_CgbLWGppGRtGyvAT4o0j8

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    1. That's some rummaging you did there! I wonder if it's the unissued Capitol album recorded with Larry Butler referred to (NOT "REFERENCED" GODDAMMIT) here?

      This is quite the find, EW!

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  4. Thank you Mr. Farquhar.

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    1. A pleasure to serve you! (Title of incoming Stanky Brown album ...)

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  5. I'm pretty much totally convinced this is the unissued Capitol album, and not a set of demos. See what you thin. The cover and the title are my suggestions, and it's available here.

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