Weeds (album)

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Weeds
Studio album by Brewer & Shipley
Released 1969
Recorded Golden State Recorders, San Francisco
Genre Folk rock
Length 30:56
Label Kama Sutra Records
Producer Nick Gravenites as Nicky Gravy
Brewer & Shipley chronology
Down In L.A.
(1968)
Weeds
(1969)
Tarkio
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Weeds was the second album by Brewer & Shipley and was released in 1969. The album was recorded at Golden State Recorders in San Francisco and produced by Nick Gravenites using the pseudonym "Nicky Gravy". Gravenites assembled a group of highly respected musicians for the album recording sessions, including guitarist Mike Bloomfield, bassist John Kahn, pedal steel guitarist Red Rhodes, violinist Richard Greene and keyboardists Mark Naftalin and Nicky Hopkins.

The album was a moderate success, with the final track, "Witchi-Tai-To", in particular receiving a lot of FM radio play. This exposure created a loyal underground following for the duo and set the stage for the commercial breakthrough they would enjoy with their next album release.[2]

Weeds has been reissued on CD twice, both times coupled with Brewer & Shipley's third album Tarkio, firstly by Collector's Choice records in 2004 and then by Acadia Records in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Brewer & Shipley unless marked

Side A

  1. "Lady Like You" – 2:12
  2. "Rise Up (Easy Rider)" – 3:15
  3. "Boomerang" – 2:18
  4. "Indian Summer" – 2:59
  5. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 3:18

Side B

  1. "People Love Each Other" – 2:55
  2. "Pig's Head" – 2:10
  3. "Oh, Sweet Lady" – 2:00
  4. "Too Soon Tomorrow" – 2:52
  5. "Witchi-Tai-To" (Jim Pepper) – 6:57

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Group biography at www.brewerandshipley.com [1]