I know, I know, "Here goes Jesse again with his damn polls". I actually have a, sort of, reason for this one. Assuming the rumours are true and Henry Paul and Monte Yoho are putting together a new version of The Outlaws without Hughie, it seems they will focus their live sets on their 1st 3 albums. I dunno, there are 9 official Outlaws albums, 10 if you count "So Low" which wasn't officially released aas an Outlaws album, though has all the same players as "Diablo Canyon" did. So, anyways, is it fair to focus the live show of a band claiming to be the Outlaws on only a third (or less) of their catalog? Many will say that those 1st 3 albums were their best, so, yeah, they SHOULD focus on those records for their concerts. Me? The first album was and always will be a classic. "Lady In Waiting" and "Hurry Sundown" are good albums, but I hardly ever listen to them anymore. I really don't feel they are THAT much better than many of the latter-day Outlaws CDs......but that's just me. What do YOU think? What is their best album in YOUR opinion. And are they correct in thinking the masses only want to hear songs from the 1st 3 albums?
Well myself, I'm not one of the one's that think that the three first albums where the best, even though i like you, like the first album, which has some amazing songs and playing on it, and "Hurry Sundown", but my favorite album of all by the "Outlaws" is the live one, "Bring It Back Alive"
It's got some amazing guitar work on it, and the playing of HT, Freddie Salem, Billy Jones, Monte, and Harvey Dalton Arnold, is fantastic , and the vibe of the album, to me it's the best, but sadly that's not on the list. is it So I'm gonna vote for No1, only, like i said, because of the great guitar work, great playing and the great songs on it,
"BoogaBlues" my forum thats all about the "Blues".
Ther's only four of us voted on this one come on, What gives here, get voting folk's
I haven't even voted yet!
The first album is CLASSIC start to finish, however I remember being blown away when I first heard "So Low"! Officially an Outlaws album or not, it may be the most consistant album since the first. Despite those 2 albums, "Los Hombres Malo" is the CD that keeps finding it's way into my home and car stereos. Production wise, it can't hold a candle to the debut and "So Low" and the best songwriting was done by outside writers and the much maligned Freddie Salem, but this album does it for me for some reason. Some of Hughie best vocal work IMO. Freddie's "Don't Stop" is, possobly the best rocker they've ever done and Rick Cua's "Won't Come Out Of The Rain" really should have been a hit.
I guess I gotta vote for "Los Hombres Malo", but the debut and "So Low" definitely deserve honorable mentions cuz they are close.