Brewer & Shipley: Tarkio (1970)
Tarkio (originally called Tarkio Road, but for some reason later shortened) is the duo's third album, and probably the most visible given the presence of opening track "One Toke Over The Line." It's a wonderfully durable country-rock song, granted immortality by its appearance in Hunter S. Thompson's Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas ("One toke? You poor fool! Wait till you see those goddamn bats..."). "Toke" is the obvious stand-out, but the whole album presents a nice, laid-back 70s stoner vibe. A few, like "Song From Platte River" (or the gospel-tinged "The Light") are a little too straight country for my taste, but the gorgeous harmonies elevate tunes like "Ruby On The Morning" and "Can't Go Home" and "Seems Like A Long Time." And they do a nice job of capturing the post-psychedelic West Coast vibe of the Dead (and particularly Moby Grape) on the upbeat rockers "Fifty States of Freedom" and "Tarkio Road" and the twangy, Steve Miller Band-esque groove of "Don't Want To Die In Georgia."
Here they are lip-syncing "One Toke":