Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, July 19th 1979
With a long history of shows at Merriweather, this was their first of what would be eighteen shows to date. The band had been through many changes and this show was a great line-up and a lively performance. The group had just recently reformed, after splitting apart in 1976 due to drug issues, legal conflicts and numerous tensions between band members. While their recent album, Enlightened Rogues, released in February, was well received, with some great guitar work between Dickey Betts and new addition, Dan Toler, the band was still in serious trouble.
Their record label, Capricorn, collapsed later in the year due to financial issues, and Southern Rock simply was losing popularity amidst the punk and new wave revolution. By 1982, the band would again break up, and stay apart for almost 7 years.
Legendary 70 minute FM broadcast, fully remastered