Barry McGuire – Barry McGuire & The Doctor (1971)

FrontCover1Active since the early 60s he joined the NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS in 1962.
Signed by Dunhill he worked together with P.F.Sloan & S. Barri .
With Eve Of Destruction he reached the top of the charts.
After two further albums he made a break and came back with some ex-BYRDS
as BARRY McGUIRE & The DOCTORS in 1971.
In 1971 Ode Records released his most critically acclaimed album, ‘Barry McGuire And The Doctor’. Teaming up with Eric Hord (‘The Doctor’) the album featured members of the Byrds (Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke), Flying Burrito Bros (Sneaky Pete Kleinow), Dillard & Clark (Byron Berline) and the Eagles (Bernie Leadon). Despite the critics’ praise, sales for the bluegrass-tinged album were poor. Barry later noted that he doesn’t remember too much about the album, except for the mounds of cocaine he and the others consumed while recording it. Around this time McGuire starred in a tacky, low budget biker/horror movie called Werewolves On Wheels. But as Barry admits, the singer/songwriter was hitting rock bottom.

Byrone Berline (fiddle)
Merle Boatman (drums, percussion)
Michael Clarke (drums)
Chris Hillman (bass)
Rocky Hilton (guitar)
Eric Hord (guitar, bottleneck-guitar, accordion, sitar, vocals)
Bernie Leadon (guitar)
Barry McGuire (vocals, guitar, harmonica)
Billy Mundi (drums, percussion)
Sneaky Pete (pedal steel-guitar)
Rieley Wildflower (bass)
Nick Woods (shaker, percussion)

01. South Of The Border (McGuire/Wildflower) 5.45
02. The Old Farm (McGuire/Hord) 5.33
03. Too Much City (McGuire/Hord) 8.50
04. Train (McGuire/Hord) 6.40
05. Electric Train (McGuire/Hord) 6.50
06. Meet Me At The Bottom (McGuire/Burnette) 6.06