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Most people who listen to the song think it's a one-on-one thing, a guy and his girl breaking up. It's actually a rather autobiographical song about lead guitarist Paul Cotton's old band ("Illinois Speed Press") breaking up. When Cotton joined Poco in the early 1970s, the song was included on Poco's album From The Inside and featured a pedal steel guitar solo by virtuoso Rusty Young and a memorable 12-string guitar interlude by Richie Furay, formerly of Buffalo Springfield and the Souther, Hillman and Furay Band. (thanks, Gene - Hammond, IN)
Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.