A couple of musicians are on their way to a show at a country bar. Along the way, they pick up a couple of sexy hitchhiking ladies and decide to pull over for a pitstop. Eventually, they make it to the bar and uncover that the deep voiced country singer that also plays there is also a pimp who uses the "waitresses" to make him some extra cash. It is up to our musician heroes to put an end to the singer and his operation.
Continuing with the stylistic developments of Stranded, Country Life finds Roxy Music at the peak of their powers, alternating between majestic, unsettling art rock and glamorous, elegant pop/rock…
Wayne Berry was in L.A. in the mid to late 60's, attempting to put together a singer/songwriter deal. A&M signed him for some demos, at least one of which was released, but evidently that deal didn't last. He hung out with a few songwriters and attempted some collaborations, the one of note being with the post-We The People (2) and pre-Cowboy (2) Tommy Talton. They shopped a few songs and had songs cut, but nothing ever came of that.
Berry ran into a bunch of people in L.A. and formed Timber, who released two albums, the first, Part of What You Hear, on Kapp (co-produced by Joni Mitchell's ace producer Henry Lewy) and Bring America Home on Elektra (produced by ex-Don & The Goodtimes and Touch guru Don Galucci. Neither album went anywhere, though Berry's touch as songwriter led to the solo contract with RCA..
In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound.