Album of the Day
The nucleus of country rockers Southern Pacific came from The Doobie Brothers after that band's early 1980s break-up. By the time of Southern Pacific's fourth and final album, COUNTY LINE, ex-Doobies John McFee (guitar) and Keith Knudsen (drums) were joined by Kurt Howell (keyboards) and former Creedence Clearwater Revival member Stu Cook (bass). The talented foursome are joined on the 1990 Warner Bros. set by guests including The Beach Boys and Carlene Carter to help the band broaden their sound. Opener “Any Way The Wind Blows” is the best known here due to its inclusion in the Clint Eastwood film Pink Cadillac, but from the yearning balladry of “Help Wanted” to the acapella take on British Invasion favorite “I Go To Pieces,” all dozen tracks on COUNTY LINE are mighty fine.