Produced dy C. Fairley & B. AndrewsAll tracks have been digitally remastered .
The Beat Farmers 1986 was : Country Dick : vocals , drums (R.I.P.) / Buddy Blue : guitar(R.I.P.) / Jerry Raney : guitar / Rolle Dexter : bassSubtitled "The Lost Beat Farmers Recording," this is the Rhino reissue of a six-song EP recorded in England in 1985 and originally released on the UK label Demon. Produced by ex-Graham Parker and the Rumour keyboardist Bob Andrews and Colin Fairley, this set sounds like it was recorded live in the studio.
Singer/drummer Country Dick Montana and slide guitarist Buddy Blue are both in rare form throughout, and the pair of covers which bracket the album, a burning take on Neil Young's "Powderfinger" and a ragged-but-right take on the folk chestnut "Big Rock Candy Mountain," put the influences which drive the three originals--plus an oddball cover of Rod McKuen's "The Beat Generation," of all things--into sharper relief. Maybe the best Beat Farmers disc ever.