The Long Ryders Box Set
This just in from the fine, fine folk at Cherry Red Records…
Final Wild Songs – a career-spanning 4CD Box Set from The Long Ryders is on the way in January
Final Wild Songs – a career-spanning 4CD Box Set from The Long Ryders is on the way in January and you can pre-order your copy here.
The Long Ryders were formed by several American musicians influenced by Gram Parsons and the Byrds, with country and punk rock influences. The band featured Sid Griffin on guitar, autoharp, and harmonica, Stephen McCarthy, guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, and banjo, Des Brewer, bassist, (later replaced by Tom Stevens) and Greg Sowders, playing drums and percussion.
With a sound reminiscent of The Clash meeting Buffalo Springfield, but with a harder edge, they anticipated the alternative country music of the 1990s by a decade. This 4-CD career overview has been compiled with both Sid Griffin and Tom Stevens from original tapes (where they exist) – the entire band has contributed a track by track breakdown for the set.
Read more and see the complete tracklisting now at the Cherry Red website here.