I could only ever get into "Call It Love". What else was there?
YouTube - Poco
(Did Shane direct this video?)
Call it Love was good '80's pop, but not the esssence of Poco. When Buffalo Springfield broke up, we wondered where the immense talent of the players would go. Where Stills and Young went is obvious, and another discussion for another day.
For tonight, we follow Richey Furay, Jimmy Messina (who sat in as producer of the last Buffalo Springfield album), Rusty Young (who sat in as steel guitar player on Kind Woman), George Grantham and Randy Meisner.
Pickin' up the Pieces was one of the freshest expressions of non Nashville Country Rock yet to make the music scene. Richey and George's vocals, Jimmy's biting telecaster, Rusty's searing steel guitar...PM me and I'll send you a free CD. Chills.
Alas, Randy foolishly went on to some no name derivative group named the Eagles, only to replaced my Timmy Schmidt (ironically later to replace Randy in the Eagles). Second album, equally as groundbreakind and equally as commercially ignored.
Many albums followed, all with highlights and lowlights. "C'mon" had some commercial appeal, until rumors of more suggestive lyrics than were actually in it killed it. Jim left for Loggins and Messina, Paul Cotton replaced him playing a Les Paul rather than the revered Telecaster (see avatar).
The group settled into good but not great music, eventually slipping beneath the waves to obscurity.
Of all the mutations of the original band, none was as fresh as the original. Some great stuff still on iTunes. Check out Pickin' Up The Pieces, You Better Think Twice, Grand Junction. Enjoy.