The Beat Farmers – Manifold – Cassette tape on Sector 2 Records





The Beat Farmers – Manifold – Cassette

Montana, a former record store owner, and past president of the Kinks Preservation Society fan club, formed the Beat Farmers in San Diego in 1983, influenced on the one hand by country and blues music, but on the other by the first wave of punk rock bands to come out of Los Angeles. The group began to latch on to a following at San Diego and Los Angeles-area clubs, satisfying a need for roots-based rock &’ roll before most people even knew the need existed. Over the years, Montana collaborated with a wide range of Los Angeles-based musicians and singers, including Mojo Nixon, John Doe from the group X, Rosie Flores, the Bangles, Los Lobos, Katy Moffatt, blues singer/pianist Candye Kane and ex-Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin.
The Beat Farmers discography is more extensive than most people would think, because a number of recordings are hard to find or out of print. The original group consisted of Montana on drums, guitar and vocals, Jerry Raney on guitar and vocals, Buddy Blue on guitar and vocals and Rolle Dexter on bass. The group’s albums include Tales of the New West (1985, Rhino), Glad ‘n’ Greasy (1985, Rhino), Van Go (1986, Curb Records), The Pursuit of Happiness (1987, Curb Records), Poor and Famous (1989, Curb Records), Live, Loud and Plowed (1990, Curb Records), Viking Lullabys (1994, Sector 2 Records), Greatest Hits (1995, Curb Records), and Manifold (1995, Sector 2 Records).

Song List
1. Memphis To Nixon
2. Doubts About Love
3. Mystery
4. Country Western Song
5. Blue Radio
6. Got It Bad
7. Whale-Oil-Beef-Hooked
8. Texas Heat
9. Good For You
10. White Veil
11. Beer Ain’t Drinkin’
12. I Could Be Anything
13. Can’t Remember
14. Positively 4th Street
15. Distant Horizon

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