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New Riders Of The Purple Sage (1971)

Anyone who enjoys the Grateful Dead should get the New Riders of the Purple Sage’s eponymous release. With Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart of The Dead and Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane in tow, they record their first album. The country rock sound which had been made popular by bands such as Dillard & Clark and The Flying Burrito Brothers was given a healthy dose of acid rock by a bunch of stoned hippies and it works. “New Riders of the Purple Sage” is some of the most spaced-out country-rock of the period. Highly recommended! -David

One comment on “New Riders Of The Purple Sage (1971)

  1. DJ Mr Smith on

    Absolutely!! and the 2nd album, "Powerglide" is almost as good. Great covers of Dim Lights and Willie And The Hand Jive (which the dead made a career of). The originals ain't bad either. Cover is neat but misleading, without the bands name (many a record store has filed as if the band were named Powerglide).


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