New Riders (album)

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New Riders
Studio album by New Riders of the Purple Sage
Released 1976
Recorded April 1976
The Record Plant,
Sausalito, California
Genre Country rock
Length 31:15
Label MCA
Producer Bob Johnston
New Riders of the Purple Sage chronology
The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage
(1976)The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage1976
New Riders
Who Are Those Guys?
(1977)Who Are Those Guys?1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

New Riders is an album by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Their seventh studio album and their ninth album overall, it was recorded and released in 1976.[2][3][4]

New Riders was the New Riders' first album on the MCA Records label, and their second to be produced by Bob Johnston. It consists of nine cover songs, plus one new original tune by John Dawson.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fifteen Days under the Hood" (Jack Tempchin) – 2:42
  2. "Annie May" (Vick Thomas) – 3:26
  3. "You Never Can Tell" (Chuck Berry) – 3:52
  4. "Hard to Handle" (Otis Redding, Al Bell, Allen Jones) – 3:38
  5. "Dead Flowers" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:56
  6. "Don't Put Her Down" (Hazel Dickens) – 4:12
  7. "Honky Tonkin' (I Guess I Done Me Some)" (Delbert McClinton) – 2:47
  8. "She's Looking Better Every Beer" (John Shine) – 2:38
  9. "Can't Get Over You" (John Dawson) – 2:03
  10. "The Swimming Song" (Loudon Wainwright III) – 2:01


New Riders of the Purple Sage[edit]


  • Bob Johnstonproducer
  • Tom Flye – engineer
  • Eric Schilling – assistant engineer
  • Rod Dyer – album design
  • George Osaki – art direction


  1. ^ New Riders at Allmusic
  2. ^ New Riders at the NRPS official website
  3. ^ New Riders at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  4. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Canongate U.S. p. 1083. ISBN 1-84195-615-5. Retrieved 2009-08-18.