Morning: Californian Country Rockers Revisited
I wrote a short piece for the old ND site about the magazine “Fantastic Expedition” now in its 9th isssue and focused on the early 1970s country rock scene. The guy that runs it is also pretty imaginative regarding distribution in the 21st century world of publishing and has put out Kindle and now pdf options for readers who might find today’s absurdly high postage costs a bit steep.
The current issue – see pic above – features a long article on the LA country rock band Morning who put out a couple of records in the early 1970s and then disappeared from view. I came across them via a sampler put out by the UK end of United Artists in the early 1970s which included their songs “Dirt Roads” and “Roll ‘Em Down.”
The magazine is available from their website here.
For anyone interested there is a linked record label which does occasional artist approved reissues – it’s called Slipstream and they’re at www.slipstreamrecords.com
And for those big into the late 1960s LA folk scene there is a related Facebook group dedicated to Artie Fatbuckle’s Cellar LA 1968-1970.
This is the tune from the self-titled debut album that impressed me over 40 years ago.