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Commander Cody

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were equally adept at stripped-down basic rock & roll, R&B, and gritty country-rock. Commander Cody's country-rock rocked harder than the Eagles or Poco -- essentially, the group was a bar band. Much like English pub rock bands like Brinsley Schwarz and Ducks Deluxe, Commander Cody resisted the overblown and bombastic trends of early-'70s rock, preferring a basic no-frills approach. Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen never had the impact of the British pub rockers, yet their straightforward energy gave their records a distinguishing drive; they could play country, Western swing, rockabilly, and R&B, and it all sounded convincing.

The group originally formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, MI. The original lineup included Commander Cody himself (born George Frayne IV; piano), John Tichy (lead guitar), Steve Schwartz (guitar), Steve Davis (aka the West Virginia Creeper; bass), and Ralph Mallory (drums). When the group relocated to San Francisco the following year, only Frayne, Bolton, and Tichy made the move; the group's membership had been bolstered to include Billy C. Farlow (vocals, harp), Andy Stein (fiddle, saxophone), guitarist Billy Kirchen, bassist "Buffalo" Bruce Barlow, and drummer Lance Dickerson for their 1971 debut album, Lost in the Ozone.

The following year the group scored a fluke Top Ten hit with "Hot Rod Lincoln," taken from their first album, Lost in the Ozone. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were never able to capitalize on the single's success, partially because their albums never completely captured their live energy. They continued to release albums until Tichy left the band in 1976. Commander Cody released his first solo album, Midnight Man, in 1977, then he re-formed the group as the Commander Cody Band. The group recorded three albums between 1977 and 1980. In 2009, after a 23-year hiatus, Commander Cody returned to the studio for Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers, a collection of new songs and classics from the Cody catalog. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Looking over the boy's playlists now, I'm finding there's a whole mess of tracks I just never gave the commander credit for. 'Shops still open?
The Sun is High & so am I this wine is making me Lazy
From deep in the heat of TEXAS, live at the armadillo world headquarters . . . . C o m m a n d e r Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen. Got the album,play it religiously. OH MAMA MAMA!!!
Fantastic boogie woogie but the song is ruined by the lousy singing.
clifton4795
Tichy left to become a thermodynami c s prof at RPI...
There's hardly a more fun song anywhere than Stealing at the 7-11. I couldn't find a download on the Internet for love or money, so I nded up ordering the CD fom an oldies vendor just so I could get that song.
What a really fun 'classic road-traveli n g song'...list e n to those guitar licks, some great 'double-pick i n g ' to kick things around a bit !!
This song isn't afraid to say what he is thinkin' about. Unlike other artist who are afraid the"Just Say no" nation will blackball him...Cool.. .
Hail the Commander, John Prine, Chuck Berry... Rock and laff on!
i met him back in the mi 90's after takin my mom to see him in shelton,wa(t h o s e trs are blurry for me)he invited us back to the hotel and had all the lost planet airmen at the time sign a tour shirt for her.i think that says what kind of guy he is.smokin tunes!!
I saw The Commander @ Fitzgerald's few years back....awes o m e . . . s t i l l rocks the bars. One drink of wine, two drinks of gin...
and I'm lost in the ozone again.
106jethro69
Most underated band known to man
Aftera day od kick-a** skiing, a couple of cold ones, a fireplace and a dance hall with the Old Commander. It doesn't get much better.
car passin' music
imoz
Don't dismiss 'Hot Rod Lincoln'; give a listen to Bill Kirchen's version on Pandora. The man does wonders with a guitar.
mromandizzle
The best boogie band ever. Played often at a little club called Mandrakes on Telegraph in Berkely in the early 70s. The whole place shook. Then went on to bigger venues.
outstanding catalogue except for hot rod lincoln
need to here. lost in the ozone one good record

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