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Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash


Download links and information about Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash by Michael Nesmith. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 31:05 minutes.

Artist: Michael Nesmith
Release date: 1973
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 7
Duration: 31:05
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No. Title Length
1. Continuing 3:55
2. Some of Shelly's Blues 3:21
3. Release 3:50
4. Winonah 3:51
5. Born to Love You 3:53
6. The Back Porch and a Fruit Jar Full of Iced Tea 8:11
7. Prairie Lullaby 4:04



Even though country-rock was a viably commercial genre by 1973, former Monkee Michel Nesmith seemed more interested in recording an album with more sophistication than the era’s chambray-shirted chart-climbers. With his sixth post-Monkees solo album, Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash, he brought back pedal steel luminary Red Rhodes, whose dazzling solos shine especially bright here in contrast to the other musicians’ cool restraint. “Continuing” opens with Rhodes’ notes dancing alongside Dr. Robert Warford's banjo over a mellow country shuffle; then Nesmith’s comforting voice joins in and warms up the song. Whether it was a “no hard feelings” gesture or an attempt to enhance the original, he follows this with an improved version of “Some of Shelly's Blues.” Originally a Monkees track that was of Nesmith’s best-written tunes, it had been covered in 1970 by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for its fourth studio album, Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy. Other songs of note here include the gorgeous “Winonah” as well as a conceptual bluegrass jam entitled “The Back Porch & A Fruit Jar Full of Iced Tea.”