Blimp Time-Hop: 40th Anniversary Of The Outlaws At The CCCC
40 years ago today, WBLM welcomed a sold-out night of southern-fried rock to the Civic Center in Portland. The Outlaws brought their double-lead guitar attack along with 3 and 4 part harmonies to Blimpville for a second time, on December 9, 1979.
WBLM had been playing There Goes Another Love Song and Green Grass & High Tides from their 1975 debut pretty regularly. The Blimp was also spinning cuts like Hurry Sundown from there live album, Bring It Back Alive. That one came out just before their first appearance at the CCCC in 1978.
Let's celebrate the 40th anniversary of this historic show with this ridiculously epic 20 minute version of Green Grass and High Tides recorded a year before the '79 Portland show. This song still gets lots of requests at WBLM and is particularly popular listener pick on the Blimp Happy Hour.
Dig that leathah vest on the late guitarist/vocalist Hughie Thomasson while he rips killah riffs...pretty much every stoner dude in Maine stoner dude was wearing one in those days.
The Outlaws played the Bangor Waterfront in the summer of 2018 featuring original members Monte Yoho on drums and Henry paul on guitar and vocals.