Plain Dirt Fashion

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Plain Dirt Fashion
Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 1984
Genre Country/Country rock
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Marshall Morgan, Paul Worley
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Let's Go
Plain Dirt Fashion
Partners, Brothers and Friends
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Plain Dirt Fashion is an album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band which was released in 1984[2] by the record label Warner Bros. Records. This album went to #8 on the US Country charts.[3] The three singles from this album all charted in the top 3. "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)" went to 1, "I Love Only You" went to 3, and "High Horse" went to 2. The album is noteworthy for the remake of both Meat Loaf's 1977 single Two Out of Three Ain't Bad and Bruce Springsteen's 1981 single Cadillac Ranch.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)" (Rodney Crowell) - 3:20
  2. "High Horse" (Jimmy Ibbotson) - 3:15
  3. "Face on the Cutting Room Floor" (Steve Goodman, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson) - 3:11
  4. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" (Jim Steinman) - 3:20
  5. "Must Be Love" (Carpenter, Jeff Hanna, Parsons) - 3:37
  6. "I Love Only You" (Dave Loggins, Don Schlitz) - 3:29
  7. "Run With Me" (Marshall Crenshaw) - 2:58
  8. "Cadillac Ranch" (Bruce Springsteen) - 3:43
  9. "'Til The Fire's Burned Out" (Hugh Moffatt) - 3:29
  10. "Video Tape" (Steve Goodman) - 3:00


  • Jeff Hanna - guitars and vocals
  • Jimmy Ibbotson - bass, guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Jimmie Fadden - drums and harmonica
  • Bob Carpenter - Keyboards and vocals
  • John McEuen - guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and lap steel

Additional Musicians


  • Producer - Marshall Morgan and Paul Worley for Morley Productions

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8
Canadian RPM Country Albums 5


All information is from the album liner notes unless otherwise noted.[4]

  1. ^ Jim Worbois. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Billboard - Google Books. 1985-02-16. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ Plain Dirt Fashion, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Warner Brothers (LP) 25113-1