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February 5, 2014 / thackersam

February 4 – Tuesday – Poco – The Very Best of Poco – Pt 1

pocoOh, I don’t know why I have Poco, and it’s a double album to boot. Notice that we went right through the E’s without an Eagles album. It was just not my cup of tea, though I do have a few Don Henley tapes from his solo career, and I did see him in concert during his pony tail days. But there was that strong Eagles/Poco connection, and while there are a couple of songs from both that I like, I can’t imagine what prompted me to buy this record. I am writing this part before the workout and am predicted two nights of this sucks.

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Now after tonight’s workout, I’m happy to say I was half wrong, half right, so far and in that order. Side one made for a good aerobic workout, a darned good workout albeit a little short, but enjoyable. It’s probably my acceptance of other music genres over the years since high school that makes me appreciate the country flare of the songs. And plus, side one ends with “Good Feelin’ to Know,” which may be the song I bought the album set for. I do hope there’s at least one more. I couldn’t get into side two. The interesting thing is that Poco’s Jim Messina, who was with the Eagles at some time, and Timothy B. Schmidt, who joined the Eagles not long before they split up, but still plays with them when they reunite, both sing the Eagles’ songs that I do like, “Take it to the Limit” and “I Can’t Tell You Why,” respectively. And no, I don’t like “Hotel California.” Can’t explain it.

So, I liked exercising to side one of this record, and might consider it for the tail end of the Ram II list. I’m just not that crazy about it. But, I’ll do it. I’ll do it just for the loveliness of Timothy B. Schmidt’s hair (still), and if I can match it with one of the other sides yet to come. Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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