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The Outlaws-An Open Discussion.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Michael, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Michael

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

    Inspired by The New Riders Of The Purple Sage thread...
    The Outlaws - An Open Discussion.
    Let's have some fun!
    I love them! been a fan since their debut...
    ... great album that I still play often...
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  2. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Great album. Love the 1st three albums. They looked really cool too in this era. After Henry Paul left things get a bit hit and miss for me. Saw them live twice in 1988 during the "Soldiers Of Fortune" reunion tour with both Hughie and Henry. They were fantastic. Got to meet them both after one of the shows. Saw them again a few months before Hughie's passing. David Dix and Monte Yoho were both in the band.
  3. Michael

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

    that was cool you got to see them...Henry had great songs, but he was not a lead guitar player... yes it was diffident when he left but for me it was all about the guitars...and of course the songs...Hughie and Billy also had some fine songs! Hurry Sundown was a killer song!
  4. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    "Hurry Sundown" is my favorite album by them. Killer title track! Even though I have this on cd and a mint lp, I still like to listen to this one on 8-Track.
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  5. wrappedinsky

    wrappedinsky Forum Resident

    Looks my Best of has 5 of the 10 tracks. I love me some Green Grass & High Tides! One of those monster 70s guitar solos that I never tire of! And if 10 minutes is great, the TWENTY-THREE is even better!
  6. clhboa

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  7. Michael

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

    8 track? well that's cool...why may I ask? memories?
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  8. Michael

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

    excellent promo pic! thanks for posting this...
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  9. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Yes, I first got this album on 8-Track. My original copy is a blue GRT cart and sounds pretty sweet.
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  10. Michael

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

    The longer the better!
  11. Michael

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

    that is really cool! I love it...memories are what it's all about...music and how we first heard it...I remember everything about my great musical times...
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  12. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

    At The Stereo
    Their post Hurry Sundown albums need to be officially released on CD.
  13. i have an old VHS of this whole show wish it would come out on blu-ray
  14. Michael

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

    yes, they did not get the proper treatment on CD...I have all the Arista albums that were released on CD...
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  15. Michael

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

    now that would be fabulous! seems to be little interest in this great band...
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  16. Terrific band and criminally under appreciated these days.

    Live at the Capitol theater Passaic New Jersey 1978

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  17. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    I love them. Talk about some great guitar players.
  18. Michael

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

    yes they were excellent! I'd love a boxset!
  19. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Has anybody ever seen any video footage of them during the Henry Paul years? I've seen quite a bit from the Freddie Salem years but not earlier.
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  20. PPL Runner

    PPL Runner Forum Resident

    southeast ohio
    The albums with Henry Paul are the best for me because his songs leaned more toward the "country-rock" sound I like. Similar to what I wrote in the NRPS with Torbert's departure from that band, The Outlaws weren't the same without Paul. I kept my collection going after Paul left, but as Michael wrote above, those albums seemed to be "all about the guitars." I liked the first three albums Paul did with Blackhawk and lost interest after that. Recently, I bought his Gray Ghost and solo albums and I thought the first one with Gray Ghost was very similar to what he had recorded with The Outlaws. I saw The Outlaws several times with Paul and once with Freddie Salem and I saw Blackhawk once. All were great shows. The first time I saw The Outlaws was at the Poe Ditch Music Festival in 1975. I hadn't heard of The Outlaws before that and after seeing them that day, I was hooked and bought their first album as soon as I could.
  21. Michael

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

    I have not...
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  22. Michael

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

    I could not not be into them...I enjoyed all of the incarnations of the band, but they officially ended with Hughie & Billy gone...Hughie carried on after Billy but I felt the loss of Billy...damn shame.
  23. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    What is the first album that anyone would recommend to get for someone who has no Outlaw albums?
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  24. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Wonderful band. Probably top five for me.

    One of those rare times when every incarnation has had something strong to offer. I'd probably rank the albums something like:

    Hurry Sundown
    It's About Pride
    Playin'To Win
    Ghost Riders
    Ladies In Waiting
    Soldiers Of Fortune

    In The Eye Of The Storm
    Diablo Canyon
    Los Hombres Malo

    Also, if anyone's not heard it, the recent Legacy Live set makes an excellent companion to Bring It Back Alive.
  25. Michael

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

    [​IMG]The debut as pictured ....also highly recommended are:
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