Byrdman 
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Re: “The long run

Time for these guys to call it quits.Young has been babbling for decades , always dropping names, who left Poco, blah, blah blah. If the band had done anything maybe the guys wouldn't have left. He talks like it's his accomplishment or Poco's that band members found great success elsewhere. The fact is they didn't find it with him, that's nothing to brag about.

I've seen them a few times over that past few years and nothing has changed since yesteryear.It's a snooze job,filled with slow , dreary tunes, little energy, same stale stuff. Young was barely passable as a lead vocalist in the 70's, now his breathy vocals are a whimper.As for this particular show, I was there. They had the misfortune of playing after Pure Prairie League. Poco was blown off the stage by PPL, who were led by Craig Fuller. That band was on fire, just like the old days, great show. To hear Poco describe it, they had a big night. Maybe it was, as far as old freinds etc, but not musically. Despite publicity like this article, the largest part of the crowd departed after PPL, and even more left by the 3rd or 4th song. No joke, they had less than 100 people under the Palomino tent while performing.

Now, Paul Cotton left, and not exactly on friendly terms. i guess Young is hanging on until he can get a book done, so he can peddle it to the few fanatics who attend the shows.No doubt the book will have stories about all the big names he knows or met, more blah blah blah.He won't have any stories about what a smashing success Poco was so he'll adjust. Hey, maybe he can make the same old stale jokes about The Eagles stealing his bass players !! I wonder why they left ????A perfect example of name dropping.Save your money.

The next time I read that a band actually states that it was influenced by Poco, it will be the first. But ask Young or Furay and they'll tell you every band after them was a direct result of them ! Quite remarkable since hardly anyone knew tham and those that did didn't get to excited anout them ! Sometimes, you're just not good enough. As Chris Hillman said: "They just didn't have very good songs. " Guess what ? They still don't.

Posted by Byrdman on 06/24/2010 at 8:58 PM

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