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DWL
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Registered: 10/24/06
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Hot Rod Lincoln
Monday, April 03 2017 @ 12:49 PM CDT

46 years ago in 1971 I bought an album called Lost in the Ozone by Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.

A fine early example of country rock. One of the tracks that stood out for me was Hot Rod Lincoln. A sort of mad road story with a great riff that I borrowed for one of my own songs 20 years later.

The guitarist was a bloke called Bill Kirchen.

I was amazed to find that he was touring the UK and playing a small venue just 20 minutes walk away from me last Tuesday.

A brilliant gig. He's a fine performer and I managed to get a few words with him before he went on and told him my Hot Rod Lincoln story. I think he was quite pleased Smile

He finished the conversation by saying "Do you know what the best thing is about all this? We're both still alive".

Quality.




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Calchas
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Re:Hot Rod Lincoln
Tuesday, April 04 2017 @ 09:21 AM CDT

Hey! I remember these guys!

HRL got radio airplay here in the U.S. back in the day. Bought their album on vinyl when it came out. Used to listen to it with "Workingman's Dead" and the New Riders Of The Purple Sage's first LP. They helped fill the void when I was "Down To Seeds And Stems Again."

Early country rock to be sure. Thanks for the memories Dick!

:-)
J.A.Stewart
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Re:Hot Rod Lincoln
Tuesday, April 04 2017 @ 11:59 AM CDT

Quote by: DWL
... He finished the conversation by saying "Do you know what the best thing is about all this? We're both still alive".

Quality.



Ah, yes... with age comes wisdom.

Hot Rod Lincoln makes me wonder why Rockabilly Rap ain't a thing. Wink

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bronco
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Registered: 05/31/04
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Re:Hot Rod Lincoln
Wednesday, April 05 2017 @ 05:55 PM CDT

Had several albums by them. For a while there they were the house band for Armadillo World Headquaters here in Austin. Hot Rod Lincoln was great as well as Down To Seeds and Stems Again and the old Merle Travis song, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette.
 
DWL
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Re:Hot Rod Lincoln
Thursday, April 06 2017 @ 03:29 PM CDT

Nice to know I wasn't alone!

Down to Seeds and Stems was a sort of soundtrack of my young hippy life ;-)

Thanks for all the background information, fascinating stuff!



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