Editors’ Notes Poco’s 1969 debut finds a supergroup of ex–Buffalo Springfield members and others delivering an album that’s every bit as good as anything the Springfield did. For starters, the soul-deep organ and horns on “Nobody’s Fool” create a sparkly example of trailblazing country rock that’s never been equaled. “Calico Lady” matches folk with country swing and psych-pop, and it’s a beautiful time capsule of a band experimenting with mostly unexplored genres. The laid-back “Make Me Smile” paved roads for the cowboy boots The Eagles would wear three years later, and the title song pits city-boy innocence with hill-country picking and lyrics that sing of a new life in a new band. Country rock never sounded as risky as it does on the guitar-jabbery “Short Changed,” nor as lissome and layered as it does on “Do You Feel It Too,” which sounds like a collective of hippie-generation kids who spent their brief college days listening to Bob Wills and drinking beer. The whole album was a genuine stab at making a country-rock classic; they succeeded.

SONG
Foreward
1
0:48
 
What a Day
2
2:27
 
Nobody's Fool
3
3:26
 
Calico Lady
4
3:02
 
First Love
5
3:08
 
Make Me Smile
6
3:18
 
Short Changed
7
3:17
 
Pickin' Up the Pieces
8
3:19
 
Grand Junction
9
2:57
 
Oh Yeah
10
4:06
 
Just In Case It Happens, Yes Indeed
11
2:45
 
Tomorrow
12
3:11
 
Consequently So Long
13
3:49
 
Do You Feel It Too
14
3:04
 

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