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Bad Weather by Poco

Album: From The InsideReleased: 1971
  • 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)
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Comments: 4

yeah i remember back in 1975 i was breakin up with my girlfriend Patti...it looked (and sounded like) Bad Weather. A bittersweet time for us. Still...its better to have loved and lost than to not have loved, eh?Doug - Kansas City, Mo
Bad Weather was first recorded by Paul Cotton on The Illinois Speed Press's second (and last) LP "Duet." A final farewell while still with the band. Very similar situation to Neil Young's goodbye to the Springfield, "On The Way Home"....Dewey - Ottawa, On
This is what country rock is all about!Tm - Tucson, Az
A new version of "Bad Weather" appears on Paul Cotton's latest CD entitled "Firebird". It's a 1st class acoustic arrangement featuring Dobro and pedal steel guitar work by (who else?) Rusty Young of Poco.Gene - Hammond, In