car stereo Magnetic South Salute Michael Nesmith
This is classic country-rock coming from Michael Nesmith right off the heels of his stint with the Monkees. Nesmith had already shown his country-flavor tendencies with many of his songs for the Monkees, some of which weren't released until the 90's.
On his first solo album, Magnetic South, Nez takes several of these unreleased Monkees tunes and beautifully does them again, with the help of fantastic steel-guitarist Red Rhodes, who almost steals the show with a few songs. Magnetic South is one of those few albums where EVERY song is a good listen, from track 1 to track 11.
The 2nd album in this collection is Loose Salute, which didn't quite live up to the strength of Magnetic, but is still quite solid. Its opener, "Silver Moon", is a top 5 Nez song. Nesmith also redoes his Monkees hit "Listen To The Band," which is unlike the original, but still good (in a different way). I particularly like "Conversations."
The bottom line here is you CANNOT go wrong with this album. It is worth every penny and you won't regret it!