Blimp Time-Hop: The Outlaws “Bring It Back Alive” Again in ’79
39 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 as well as cuts from there live album, Bring It Back Alive which came out just before their first appearance at the CCCC in 1978.
Let's celebrate with this ridiculously epic 20 minute version of Green Grass and High Tides recorded a month before the '79 Portland show. Dig that leathah vest on guitarist/vocalist Hughie Thomasson too. Pretty much every Maine stoner dude around wore one back then.