Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Skip

Skip Battin - Skip(1973)

Clyde 'Skip' Battin was a successful bass player probably best known for his work with The Byrds from 1970 to 1973. By then he was the oldest member of The Byrds, with whom he recorded three albums and toured extensively.
After the breakup of the Byrds, Battin recorded a solo album in 1973 named Skip. Afterwards, he was invited to join the New Riders of the Purple Sage, with whom he recorded four albums from 1974 to 1976.

Skip with the Flying Burrito Brothers 1976

Joel Scott-Hill, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Skip Battin, Gene Parsons & Gib Guilbeau

Skip's career continued successfully and included stints with Flying Burrito Brothers. From 1989-1991 he toured occasionally with Michael Clarke. To bad Skip died on July 6th, 2003, of complications from Alzheimer in a care facility in Salem, Oregon.


TheSeeker said...

ge said...

if you dont know this album dudes- Jump on it, a Winner!!

"... 1 great aspect of this album is: Billy Mundi's unmistakable presence on perfect drums...

The songs show well-honed craft--the sometimes-foul Fowley connec. here pays off well. You will sing along, you will stomp, you will shout with glee: "too long has another unsung American masterpiece eluded me"

If dour gloom is your thing however, listen elsewhere: a sly grin or tongue-in-intelligent cheek humour bubbles up in many a place...."Bye-bye Valent-i-no/ -Saw your movie in Reno/ You got the girl & conquered the world and I got tired/ and went to bed..."

...and where else, friends, will you also be illumined in a popsong re the war-torn St Louis Browns and their colourful manager Bill Veeck [as in 'wreck']?

What a bordering-on-masterpiece treat!"

TheSeeker said...

You spoke out of my mind, thanks for this nice comment.