The Flying Burrito Brothers – Live At The Bottom Line NYC 1976 (CD)
Touring in support of their fifth studio album, ‘Airborne’, The Flying Burrito Brothers performed at The Bottom Line in NYC on August 18, 1976
This 12-track set features many of their classic tracks alongside a few country & Western standards. The group’s line up consisted of Skip Battin and Gene Parsons (both ex-The Byrds band members), along with Gib Guilbeau, Joel Scott Hill and original Burrito pedal steel legend, “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow. This live recording is previously unreleased.
1976 was a great year for The Flying Burrito Brothers, with them having the opportunity to travel throughout the USA celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Though Gram Parsons wasn’t around anymore, Chris Hillman embarked on a solo career and Chris Ethridge had just departed the band, there were some great guys that just happened to be really familiar with the ‘Burrito’ mentality. It all came together quite spectacularly!
To begin, Gib Guilbeau was a Cajun guy par excellence. Gene Parsons, formerly of The Byrds, was he drummer from hell who lifted the excitement to the limit? (And picked a great banjo and string bender guitar). What can be said about Joel Scott Hill? A rebel? A reverent fanatic? A soulful, emotional artist? ALL of the above! Then there is Skip Battin, who just joined the band whom everyone loved and called friend, who provided very original bass and vocal support.
All these cuts are genuine items from a live performance at New York City’s legendary Bottom Line club with all the warts AND magical moments. No fix ups and no apologies. Just real music and true enthusiasm.
Hot Burrito Stomp
Waiting For Love To Begin
Hot Burrito #2
Take A Whiff On Me
Close Up The Honky Tonks
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
Truck Drivin’ Man
Diggy Liggy Li
Six Days On The Road
Orange Blossom Special
Toe Tappin’ Music