New Riders Of The Purple Sage-An Open Discussion.

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  1. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    New Riders Of The Purple Sage-An Open Discussion.

    Let's have some fun! they don't get too much time around here. : )
    Let's change that.
    I love them! been a fan since their debut...
    Their Columbia work is best...
     
  2. challenge

    challenge Forum Resident

    Location:
    Springfield MO
    Just got this live album and I like it, Jerry produced but not playing.

    Panama Red is what got me into them

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  3. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Location:
    Cincinnati Ohio
    I've got an Original Album Classics set of their first five albums that I love. Especially the debut, Gypsy Cowboy, and The Adventures Of Panama Red. Great band!
     
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  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    great live album...probably one of the best in my book...wish it was a double though!
     
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  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    yes, I have that and every other CD edition throughout the world! it took years of collecting to get them all...my favorite is still the NRPS-NRPS Edsel CD 265 of their debut.
     
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  6. Jocko

    Jocko Forum Resident

    Panama Red brought a lot in. I always thought “Henry” should’ve been a bigger hit. Back then, drug songs on
    FM radio was a regular event.
     
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    Henry is a hippie anthem! LOL! Panama Red is very clever and funny both great songs!
     
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  8. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

    Location:
    southeast porttown
    I have a good bit of NRPS, but my go-to records are most likely
    Power Glide and Gypsy Cowboy, followed closely by their debut.
    I've also got two enjoyable live shows: Fillmore West from 1971,
    and Winterland from '72. There's a good compilation,
    Field Trip An Anthology 1971-75 if you can find it.
    I've seen the David Nelson Band over the years a few
    times, had a few beers with them years ago, and they
    always put on a good show, and they have a good discography.


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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    I find it a loss when Torbert left...I really liked his stuff...went onto Kingfish and then death...so damn sad!
     
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  10. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    I saw them open for the Dead in 1971 with Jerry playing steel guitar for them. Saw them again as the main act about a year later. I always liked them.
     
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    saw them dozens of times...some shows were better than others, but I am still a huge fan of their Columbia work...last time was in a small bar with John Dawson and a few musicians...no drums. it was cozy...talked with John for quite sometime after the show...he was a very pleasant fellow.
     
  12. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Location:
    Long Island
    I saw NRPS in a small bar around 1978 or so. They weren't that popular by then. The first album was the best, everyone had a copy.
     
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  13. Tom Daniels

    Tom Daniels Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arizona
    I saw them open for Leon Russell, must have been about 76? Quietest band ever, sound level was really low (I guess it was before the loudness wars).

    I’m not a fan of loud shows. Neil Young did some permanent damage to my ears on the Rust Never Sleeps tour. But these guys were soooooo quiet. Pleasant enough, but too quiet to have much impact.

    I ought to try them out. What’s a good starting point.
     
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  14. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    I loved the New Riders starting with their debut, then best of (?), and finally Panama Red. I Don't Know You, Whatcha Gonna Do, One Too Many Stories, Portland Woman, Henry, Glendale Train, Last Lonely Eagle, Louisiana Lady and Panama Red are all fantastic songs. Last Lonely Eagle reverberates with me especially with the line about cutting off their hair. Kinda bringing an end to the hippie dream.

    Now the only one I still have is a live album from Clark University, Worchester, Mass. April 1973. Maybe originally a fan recording? Not sure but it isn't that good.
     
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  15. John69

    John69 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    One of my favorite bands. All the different lineups.
    Here is some 1972 video. What a band!
     
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  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    get this box it's cheap and has their 5 of their Columbia albums just missing Brujo, & Oh What A Mighty Time!...what a bargain...I paid a small fortune collecting them before we got this set!
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    $14.03+ $3.99 shipping + $0.00 estimated tax at Amazon...Amazing! 5 albums full of joy!

    you can get Brujo here:
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    Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On UK

    Oh What A Mighty Time is also available at Amazon & other retailers..
     
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  17. garymc

    garymc Forum Resident

    You can’t go wrong with their debut. Still my favorite. I had on 8 track back in the day.
     
  18. rararabbits

    rararabbits Forum Resident

    Location:
    LA, CA, USA
    I have the first one, and i like it a lot. It’s the only Dead-affiliated thing I do like, really; it’s Garcia on the pedal steel, right? I might have Powerglide somewhere, actually, but haven’t listened to it. The singer’s lyrical persona on the debut is quite appealing, kind of an affable naïf figure. I am a bit leery of venturing further into their catalogue because all that jolly dope smuggler stuff seems a bit off-putting.
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    excellent period for them!
     
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  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    sounds like it!
     
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  21. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    I agree. This is the indispensable one.
     
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    you are safe with their Columbia work! yes Garcia on Pedal Steel...Powerglide is fabulous! listen to it. : )
     
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  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    It brought us in! Indeed Garcia helped open the door...They toured with The Dead with Jerry on steel...John Dawson and most of the original band were friends with the Dead...they all hung out together in the 60's...John Dawson And Jerry wrote Friend Of The Devil...they go way back...
     
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O! Thread Starter

    they were still touring and the band went through some changes...who was in the band other than John when you saw them in 78'?
     
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  25. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Location:
    Long Island
    I just checked my ticket stub. Got the date wrong, saw them in 1980, when I was in College. Sorry, can't recall who was in the band. I'm sure I was loaded at that show-:cool:

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