Nevada Fighter

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Nevada Fighter
Studio album by Michael Nesmith & The First National Band
Released 1971
Recorded Oct 1970 – Jan 1971
Genre Country rock
Length 30:10
Label RCA
Producer Michael Nesmith
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band chronology
Loose Salute
Nevada Fighter
Tantamount to Treason Vol. 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Nevada Fighter is the third solo album by American singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith during his post-Monkees career. The album is also the third and final album with the First National Band. Released in 1971, the LP failed to chart in the top 200 but bubbled under at #202. The lead off single "Nevada Fighter" peaked at No. 70 on the Billboard charts.

John London and John Ware left the group in late November 1970. Two tracks were left to finish the album - "Here I Am" (recorded in early January 1971) and "Only Bound" (recorded in late January). Nesmith recruited James Burton, Joe Osborn and Ron Tutt to help finish the album — all three had worked with Nesmith during his days with The Monkees.

The track "Nevada Fighter" was originally recorded under the title "Apology." "Propinquity" was the third version of this song Nesmith recorded — he demoed it for The Monkees in 1966 and recorded a 1968 version for the group.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Michael Nesmith except where noted.

  1. "Grand Ennui" – 2:07
  2. "Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)" – 2:59
  3. "Here I Am" – 3:15
  4. "Only Bound" – 3:23
  5. "Nevada Fighter" – 3:06
  6. "Texas Morning" (Mike Murphy, Boomer Castleman) – 3:00
  7. "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (Bob Nolan) – 4:10
  8. "I Looked Away" (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 3:13
  9. "Rainmaker" (Harry Nilsson, Bill Martin) – 3:17
  10. "René" (Red Rhodes) – 1:40


Additional musicians: