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Skip Battin - Skip Battin download album

  • Performer: Skip Battin
  • Album: Skip Battin
  • FLAC: 1847 mb | MP3: 1914 mb
  • Released: 1972
  • Country: US
  • Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Classic Rock
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Skip Battin - Skip Battin download album

Complete your Skip Battin collection.

Setlist Undercover Man 0:00 Ballad of Dick Clark 3:16 Captain Video 6:17 Central Park 10:33 Four Legs Are Better Than Two 13:02 Valentino 17:12 Human Being.

A true Hollywood cowboy, Skip Battin writes songs in a country-rock style that frequently concern themselves with the silver screen, a tendency that turned up during his tenure in the Byrds on songs like "Citizen Kane" and that is apparent here on his debut solo album on songs like "Valentino. Battin's songwriting partner is the notorious Kim Fowley, and the backup band includes former Byrds Clarence White and Roger McGuinn, not to mention Spanky McFarlane of Spanky & Our Gang. Combined with Battin's nasal voice, the result is country-pop novelty music, good.

Clyde "Skip" Battin (born February 18, 1934 in Gallipolis, Ohio, died July 6, 2003 in Salem, Oregon) was a successful singer-songwriter, musician, performer and recording artist. Skip's early musical career began in 1956 when he collaborated with Gary Paxton and formed The Pledges, the same duo, later successfully recording under the appellation Skip & Flip, enjoying some success with their cover of "Cherry Pie". After a few years out of the music industry, he led the short-lived folk-rock group Evergreen Blueshoes, starting in 1967.

Battin handles piano duties as well as bass, and his voice is warm and husky  . The late ’72 timing of the album was not good; Skip’s touring commitments with the ailing Byrds meant that it was barely promoted, and sales were poor.

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skip battin, skip battin fired from byrds Clyde "Skip" Battin February 18, 1934 – July 6, 2003 was an American singer-songwriter, bassist, performer and recording artist He is best remembered as a member of the Byrds, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Flying Burrito Brothers While considered to be a great bass player, songwriter and vocalist, he generally joined bands. of the Columbia Byrds, Battin recorded a solo album, Skip After his dismissal from the group in February 1973, he began work on his Topanga Skyline album that later saw a release over 40 years later in 2012 The album was shelved, and he was invited to join the country-rock group the New Riders of the Purple Sage, with whom he recorded.

Clyde "Skip" Battin (February 18, 1934 – July 6, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, bassist, performer, and recording artist. He was a member of the Byrds, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Clyde Raybould Battin was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, USA, attending local schools. He discovered the electric bass when he was 17 years old.

Skip Battin was fired from the band after the photo shoot for the album cover of Hearts on the Line, and was replaced in the studio by Dennis Belfield on bass. Mickey McGee was also replaced on drums by Ron Krasinsky, for the recordings. The success of the Burrito Brothers marked the first time in the band's 11-year history of having any serious chart success. Guest musicians who contribute to individual songs include Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Commander Cody, Nicky Hopkins, and Sly Stone. The photo on the front cover of the album is from approximately 1975, and depicts, from left to right, David Nelson, John Dawson, Skip Battin, Buddy Cage, and Spencer Dryden. Live from Europe is a live album by the country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1986.

BY THE time Skip Battin joined the Byrds in the late 1960s, the group had already undergone the transition from a singles-orientated pop group to album-based country-rock pioneers. With Battin in the line-up, they changed direction again to become a rock’n’roll band in which Battin played bass and contributed sometimes quirky songs. When the band dissolved, Battin went on to join country-rockers the New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Flying Burrito Brothers


A1 Undercover Man 3:11
A2 The Ballad Of Dick Clark 2:58
A3 Captain Video 4:11
A4 Central Park 2:27
A5 Four Legs Are Better Than Two 4:07
B1 Valentino 3:30
B2 Human Being Blues 2:58
B3 The St. Louis Browns 4:31
B4 Cobras 4:26
B5 My Secret Life 2:35

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Sound Recorders, Hollywood
  • Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
  • Published By – Bad Boy Music
  • Published By – Kyo Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Signpost Records
  • Copyright (c) – Signpost Records
  • Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation


  • Backing Vocals – Spanky McFarlane
  • Co-producer [Assisting In Production] – Al Hersh, Jimmi Seiter*
  • Design – David Larkham
  • Drums – Billy Mundi, John Guerin
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Resonator Guitar [Dobro] – Clarence White
  • Engineer – Charlie Dreyer
  • Photography By – Ed Caraeff
  • Producer – Eric Malamud
  • Twelve-String Guitar – Roger McGuinn
  • Written-By – Kim Fowley
  • Written-By, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass – Skip Battin


Published by Bad Boy Music and Kyo Music - BMI
Recorded summer of '72 at Sound Recorders and Armin Steiner's Sound Labs.
Distributed by Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Ⓟ© 1972 Signpost Records.
Roger McGuinn appears courtesy of Columbia Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): ST-SP-72263513 AT PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): ST-SP-722636 B AT PR
  • Label Code (Same on both sides): ST-STP-722635 PR

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP 8408 Skip Battin Skip Battin ‎(LP, Album) Signpost SP 8408 US 1972
5C 062-94039 Skip Battin Skip Battin ‎(LP, Album) Signpost 5C 062-94039 Netherlands 1972
SG 4255 Skip Battin Skip Battin ‎(LP, Album) Signpost SG 4255 UK 1972
CCM-387-2 Skip Battin Skip Battin ‎(CD, Album, RE) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-387-2 US 2003
HUX 149 Skip Battin Skip Battin ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Hux Records HUX 149 UK 2016