Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen is an American country rock band founded in 1967. Core members included founder George Frayne IV (alias Commander Cody, born 19 July 1944, Boise, Idaho) on keyboards & vocals; Billy C. Farlow (b. Decatur, Alabama) on vocals and harmonica; John Tichy (b. St. Louis, Missouri) on guitar and vocals; Bill Kirchen (b. 29 January 1948, Ann Arbor, Michigan) on lead guitar; Andy Stein (b. 31 August 1948, New York) on saxophone and fiddle; Paul “Buffalo” Bruce Barlow (b. 3 December 1948, Oxnard, California) on bass guitar; Lance Dickerson (b. 15 October 1948, Livonia, Michigan; died 10 November 2003, Fairfax, California) on drums; and Bobby Black on steel guitar.
The band’s style mixed country, rock ‘n’ roll, Western swing, rockabilly, and jump blues together on a foundation of boogie-woogie piano. It was among the first country-rock bands to take its cues less from folk-rock and bluegrass and more from barroom country of the Ernest Tubb and Ray Price style. The band became known for marathon live shows.
1 Thank You Lone Ranger (George Frayne) 2:48
2 Cry Baby Cry (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 2:41
3 He’s In Love (He’s In Trouble) (George Frayne, Leroy Preston) 3:25
4 Life Is A Carnival (Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson) 2:58
5 Talent Night At The Nashville Inn (George Frayne) 4:00
6 Flying Dreams (John Hug) 1:05
7 Dreams Of Barbarella (George Frayne) 4:14
8 Vampira (George Frayne) 3:15
9 Take The Fifth Amendment (Joe Tex) 3:34
10 Stranger In A Strange Land (Don Preston, Leon Russell) 4:24
11 My Day (George Frayne) 2:13
|Bass||Abraham Laboriel Sr|
|Background Vocals||Venetta Fields|
|Background Vocals||Clydie King|
|Background Vocals||Nicolette Larson|
|Background Vocals||Sherlie Matthews|
|Background Vocals||Lee Montgomery|
|Background Vocals||Jennifer Warnes|
Producer – John Hug
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria