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We've Got a Live One Here [Live]

Commander Cody, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet AirmenAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 13, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002KGE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. One Of Those Nights
2. Semi Truck
3. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
4. Big Mamou
5. San Antonio Rose
6. Eighteen Wheels
7. Mama Hated Diesels
8. Looking At The World Through A Windshield
9. My Window Faces The South
10. Milkcow Blues
11. It Should've Been Me
12. Back To Tennessee
13. Seeds And Stems
14. Rock That Boogie
15. Riot In Cell Block #9
16. Don't Let Go
17. Too Much Fun
18. Hot Rod Lincoln
19. Lost In The Ozone

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Product Description

Indeed we do; here's the Commander's live double album from 1976, squeezed onto a single CD and still proof that this band was one of the great live acts of its era! Includes signature songs like Hot Rod Lincoln; Seeds and Stems; Mama Hated Diesels; Lost in the Ozone; Don't Let Go , and more. 19 tracks!

Expert musicianship, a diverse repertoire, and an active sense of humor become an explosive mixture in the hands of the Airmen. Recorded during a 1976 tour of England, Live One shows the genre-twisting band in all its maniacal glory. Western swing standards, rockabilly romps, R&B chestnuts, and a rash of truck-driving songs all find their way into the potent blend, not to mention their offbeat, drug-addled originals. Bill Kirchen's nifty guitar work, Andy Stein's punchy fiddle, and Bobby Black's pedal-steel forays provide the meat: no matter how goofy it gets, their formidable musical chops keep it all together. --Marc Greilsamer

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recycling Plus. December 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Yet another configuration of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen!
The first disc, with fine sound quality, is most of the older SLEAZY ROADSIDE STORIES CD, this time with 3 less titles than the original, but with 5 "bonus tracks" which do not have quite the same sound quality. (The music of this live performance is from the same show that yielded the classic LIVE FROM THE ARMADILLO WORLD HEADQUARTERS disc, 1973). The second disc in the set has some quite awful sound quality, recorded live in Port Chester, NY. If you're willing to adjust your ears and plow through the entire performance (again, mostly the same songs you've already heard), what you find is a band at their peak. VERY tight playing, excellent soloing, and most of the songs are taken a good deal faster than usual, making it all the more amazing. Is it worth purchasing? If you don't have SLEAZY ROADSIDE STORIES, yes. If you do, then it's a matter of whether or not you can deal with inferior sound quality. If not, skip it. If, on the other hand, you're a collector or you really just want to hear the music, then it's worth getting at a single disc price.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON February 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The old Commander went over to England in 1976, and came back with this Double Live album (originally on vinyl) on one CD. This was the last record that most of the original lineup played on together, along with the great harp player Norton Buffalo. Although this record doesn't quite have the electricity of their classic live album "Live From Deep In The Heart Of Texas", it comes pretty close. What I like about this one is you get a generous amount of songs here from their first 2 albums, which are certified classics that have long been deleted. You also get 2 great cover songs. "San Antonio Rose", and Milkcow Blues", which are not on any of their past albums. Two of my favorites on here are the Norton Buffalo song "18 Wheels", which fits right in with the Commander Cody truck drivin' theme. And also features some tasty harp playing by Buffalo. And "Hot Rod Lincoln", which you haven't heard unless you've heard it live. Old Commander adds a couple minutes on to this hot rod story we haven't heard, and Pappy's not a happy camper here with his juvenile delinquent son. The album fittingly ends with "Lost In The Ozone Again", which if you've ever been to a Cody concert you know the ozone is in serious danger from all that smoke left in the air from all them thar funny cigarettes that have been passed around. I've been to 3 of the Commander's wild shindigs in 3 different decades, and I can tell ya they're "too much fun". The Commander somehow lives on after all these years, although he now tours with a different squadron of Airmen. I highly recommend getting their 2 live albums first. That's where their best material is, and that's when the boys from Berkeley were at their best, when they were on stage. The Commander will thank you for it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like finding an old friend March 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Man, hearing this again brings back some great memories of live performances I caught back in the early 70's. The Commander and his band could rock like nobody's business and that comes across on this CD. For pure American road music , rockabilly and truck driving tunes you can't beat this band. Every show I can remember was foot-tappin' good. These guys could do Texas swing like Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys but with a hippie sense of humor thrown in. I'm very glad I stumbled on this and was able to hear this fine music again.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite LPA alblum October 17, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have seen the Commander with and without the Lost Planet Airmen over many years... I own most of the titles listed here in Amazon, but this is by far the most bang for the buck. I have introduced many friends to the Commander by gifting this CD. After more than 25 years of listening to the band ... this is one of my all time favorite alblums in my music collection. This CD captures the band at the zenith of it's artistic arc. For a group that has a reputation for great live performances, this is the place to start.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't ever have too much fun January 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
That's about how you sum up Commander Cody. You can't ever have too much fun. I first heard them in high school, early 70's, if you must know. A friend had a 45 (remember them?) One side had Hot Rod Lincoln, the other, Beat Me Daddy 8 to the Bar. That was it. I was hooked. I still am. They rocked hard, mixed country, with rock, played to college crowds who wouldn't have listened to the Grand Ole Opry, but they could easily have gone there and played Mama Hated Diesels, and gotten a great ovation. Of course, their long hair wouldn't have gone over with the Opry crowd in the 70's, but the music would have. We've Got A Live One Here is very typical of Cody, rockin', raucous, reelin', rantin and ravin'. They put heart and soul into their music, and it shows. I don't think "Seeds and Stems" would have gone over with a traditional crowd, but the West Coast scene in the early 70's was totally into it. I had almost forgotten about Cody until I started listening to Asleep at the Wheel in the late 70's, and figured out real quick the link between Bob Wills, Wheel and Cody. What a rush! Commander Cody doesn't get near the credit it should for bringing this type of music to the public. If it weren't for them, there might not be Asleep at the Wheel, nor a George Strait, or later a Tim McGraw. They all do Cody type songs, and Bob Wills type songs. While giving credit to Hank Sr. and George Jones, the new artists should pay tribute to the band who made it all possible for them to play country-rock, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. I even learned to like Boogie Woogie thanks to them. Is there anything that rocks like Beat Me Daddy 8 To The Bar? I think not! Rock on Cody!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great album!
Published 26 days ago by christine chinchilla
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely essential Commander Cody CD for your collection. If you only buy one of their works, this is it.
Published 3 months ago by MCG
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what my dad was looking for
I got this to replace a disc that my dad had, and he loved it! Just what I needed. Great seller and quality.
Published 5 months ago by lovinlife
5.0 out of 5 stars Good golly
If you like Cody, you should own this disk. This is a great live show, was originally a 2 LP release. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Growler
4.0 out of 5 stars wild and woolly western swing!
Two bands in the 70s were were diving into Western Swing with abandon - Asleep at the Wheel and Commander Cody. Read more
Published 8 months ago by jimboturbo
5.0 out of 5 stars The Commander
If you're not listening to The Commander, then you are not doing it correctly. Please correct such misbehavior. It's time to rock.
Published 10 months ago by Neil M. Slavin
4.0 out of 5 stars A great way to fill out your collection from a band that cooked like...
As a long-time fan of Commander Cody & the LPA, I appreciate this double set. Yes, there's redundancy, but, if you already own other versions of the tunes and would still enjoy... Read more
Published 10 months ago by B. HasBrouck
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Buy it, you can't go wrong.
I keep this cd in the car for every road trip. Its the one that keeps me going after midnight when the wife and the dog are asleep. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Gary I. Reaves
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Live Album
I found this two days before Christmas in 2009 at Newbury Comics, and what a find it was! After seeing them LIVE at Chan's in Woonsocket, I was instantly hooked on their music. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Moonstone
5.0 out of 5 stars Commander Cody CD
I had this album years ago and I enjoyed it a great deal. It's nice to have it
in my collection again
Published 20 months ago by Marc C. Frederick
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