Don't Look Down (Ozark Mountain Daredevils album)

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Don't Look Down
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Studio album by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Released October 1977
Genre Country rock, Southern rock
Label A&M
Producer David Kershenbaum
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils chronology
Men from Earth
Don't Look Down
It's Alive

Don't Look Down is the fifth album by the Southern rock/Country rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The band lost another founding member, Buddy Brayfield, gained a new producer David Kershenbaum, and added three new players, including singer/guitarist and longtime pal Steve Canaday, who as owner of the New Bijou had been instrumental in the group's formation. Despite containing "Following The Way That I Feel", one of the strongest pop tunes in their catalogue, Don't Look Down didn't meet sales expectations, and presaged the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' move from A&M Records to Columbia Records.

The album is mentioned the book Barrel Fever, by David Sedaris, in "Don's Story".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "River To The Sun" (Steve Cash, John Dillon)
  2. "Crazy Lovin'" (Steve Cash, John Dillon)
  3. "Giving It All To The Wind" (Larry Lee)
  4. "The Fox" (Steve Cash)
  5. "Backroads" (Steve Canady)
  6. "Snowbound" (Steve Cash, John Dillon)
  7. "Following The Way That I Feel" (Larry Lee)
  8. "Love Makes The Lover" (John Dillon, Steve Cash)
  9. "True Believer" (Larry Lee, Steve Cash)
  10. "Moon On The Rise" (Larry Lee, Steve Cash)
  11. "Stinghead" (Michael Granda)
  12. "Sweetwood"*
  13. "Plainity"*
  14. "Valencia Road"*

*Bonus tracks found only on the New Era Productions CD release.


  • Larry Lee - Drums, acoustic guitar, synthesizer and vocals
  • Steve Cash - Harp, percussion and vocals
  • John Dillon - Guitars, fiddle, piano on "Crazy Lovin'" and vocals
  • Michael "Supe" Granda - Bass, acoustic guitar and vocals
  • Steve Canaday - Guitar, drums and vocals
  • Jerry Mills - Mandolin
  • Rune Walle - Guitars, sitar, banjo and vocals on "Stinghead"
  • Ruell Chappell - Keyboards and vocals

Geoff Richardson - Viola on "Giving It All To The Wind." Geoffrey Richardson appears courtesy of Arista Records.


Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado. Mixed at AIR, London Engineered by Pete Henderson Assisted by Tom Likes and Nigel Walker. Road Manager: Charlie McCall. Equipment: Larry Tucker and Dick Trask. Lights and Stage Production: Dan Mayoand Rick Redford. Artist Management: Good Karma Productions, Kansas City, Missouri. Art Direction: Roland Young. Designers: Brian Hagiwara, Stan Evanson. Cover Photography: Mark Hanauer. Inner-sleeve Photography: Jim McCrary.