Who Are Those Guys?

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Who Are Those Guys?
Studio album by New Riders of the Purple Sage
Released 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Country rock
Length 29:28
Label MCA
Producer Bob Johnston
New Riders of the Purple Sage chronology
New Riders
Who Are Those Guys?
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Who Are Those Guys? is the eighth studio album and tenth album overall by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. It was recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, in October and November 1976. It was produced by Bob Johnston, and released by MCA Records in 1977.[2][3][4]

Who Are Those Guys? was the first New Riders album to feature Stephen Love on bass guitar. The band's previous bass player, Skip Battin, had left to join the Flying Burrito Brothers. Love, a former member of Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band, wrote three of the songs on the album, and sings lead on six of the album's ten tracks. A fourth original song, "Home Grown", was written by drummer Spencer Dryden. The NRPS lineup for Who Are Those Guys? also included John "Marmaduke" Dawson, David Nelson, and Buddy Cage. Until Where I Come From was released in 2009, this was the only New Riders album that did not have any songs written by Dawson.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Can Heal You" (Jake Holmes) – 3:20
  2. "High Rollers" (Boyd Berlin, Terry Melcher) – 2:46
  3. "Peggy Sue" (Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty) – 2:37
  4. "(Just) Another Night in Reno" (Stephen Love) – 2:57
  5. "It Never Hurts to Be Nice to Somebody" (Michael McGinnis) – 3:02
  6. "Love Has Strange Ways" (Love) – 2:47
  7. "Hold On It's Coming" (Country Joe McDonald) – 4:15
  8. "By and By when I Need You" (Love) – 2:08
  9. "Home Grown" (Spencer Dryden) – 2:35
  10. "Red Hot Women and Ice Cold Beer" (Cy Coben) – 2:40


New Riders of the Purple Sage[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • John Hug – guitar
  • Bill Stewart – drums


  • Bob Johnston – producer
  • Jim Ed Norman – arranging
  • Tom Flye – engineer
  • Steve Fontano – assistant engineer
  • Phil Fewsmith - front and back cover art (photography and hand coloring)


  1. ^ Who Are Those Guys? at Allmusic
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Canongate U.S. p. 1083. ISBN 1-84195-615-5. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  3. ^ Who Are Those Guys? at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  4. ^ Who Are Those Guys? at the NRPS official website