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Poco

ABC 1099
Released: November 1978
Chart Peak: #14
Weeks Charted: 52
Certified Gold: 4/12/79


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Rusty Young and Paul Cotton are all that's left of the old Poco, and of course Cotton himself was a replacement member. The new Poco, which includes Charlie Harrison and Steve Chapman, has the old Poco's way of coming up with lifeless songs but not its way of putting something extra into the vocal harmonies. The band now plays extra clean, which sometimes helps (in, for example, "Spellbound") and sometimes gives the whole works the nudge over into Blandness Gulch. I keep getting the feeling it's all to damned polite to be real. But the drawing of a horse on the cover is terrific.

- Noel Coppage, Stereo Review, 3/79.

Bonus Reviews!

Sticking close to their country roots Poco delivers nine laid-back tunes in the softly rocking mode it helped develop. There are also occasional forays into the harder rocking California sound of the Eagles. Lyrically it's uneventful, melodically its pleasant, but one song stands out. Best cut: "Boomerang."

- Billboard, 1978.

The departure of Timothy B. Schmit to The Eagles should have signalled the end for Poco. However, they turned in a surprisingly tight set here and got their first Top 40 hit with "Crazy Love." * * *

- Jim Chrispell, The All-Music Guide to Rock, 1995.

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