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Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Live from Ebbetts Field, Denver CO

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Recorded August 11, 1973.

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  1. Intro
  2. Good Rockin’
  3. What’s The Matter Now
  4. Truck Drivin’ Man
  5. Down And Out
  6. Mama Hated Diesels
  7. Sally Walker
  8. Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’
  9. All I Have To Offer You
  10. Diggy Liggy
  11. Smoke That Cigarette
  12. Truckin’ And Fuckin’
  13. Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up Our Xmas
  14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy

  • George Frayne_piano and talking vocals
  • Billy C. Farlow_lead vocalist and harmonica
  • Bill Kirchen_lead guitar and vocals
  • John Tichy_rhythm guitar and vocals
  • Bobby Black_pedal steel guitar
  • Lance Dickerson_drums
  • Andy Stein_fiddle and saxophone
  • Bruce Barlow_bass and harmony vocals

George Frayne, known to the music world as Commander Cody, is not only a world-famous rock ‘n roll star who had a #1 Pop hit in the ‘70s, several albums that hit Billboard Magazines Top 40 and was leader of a band once named the “ best live band in the world” by Billboard International; is also a renowned fine artist in painting, sculpture, and multimedia whose work has been exhibited in museums from Austin to Tokyo, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a permanent display in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
On the road in the beginning of this long journey, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen were celebrating 1973 with a hit record – Hot Rod Lincoln_ and album, a new bus to tour in ( a 1956 Chevy Greyhound) and a new world class steel player Bobby Black, one of the greatest to ever live. On his first Commander Cody tour, Bobby was on the bus when the band hit Denver to play a club called Ebbetts Field, which was set up on the inside like a ballpark with seating up the walls, which were packed. A radio team was sent in to broadcast locally and record for posterity. This is that concert, released publicly (and legally) for the first time.

A year later Billboard Magazine voted this band to be the “best live band in the world”. You can tell here, they were on their way.