Leo's first visit to Austin he played the Armadillo World Headquarters, the "Fillmore of Austin" whose artist, Jim Franklin, was responsible for armidillos appearing in posters, album covers, and beer commercials. Jim, who drew Charles Manson during his trial (no photos), said Leo's visit to Austin was the second coming of the messiah (due to the cover). Annie Elliot drew the original armadillo logo.

Release Date: 1969
Label: Takoma
Catalog Number: 1024
Reissued by Rhino Records in 1994 (R2-71612)

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Leo Kottke


Leo Kottke, John Fahey

Track List

  1. The Driving of the Year Nail [1:58]
  2. The Last of the Arkansas Greyhounds [3:17]
  3. Ojo [2:15]
  4. Crow River Waltz [3:21]
  5. The Sailor's Grave on the Prairie [2:33]
  6. Vaseline Machine Gun
  7. Jack Fig [2:16]
  8. Watermelon [3:10]
  9. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring [2:25]
  10. The Fisherman [2:32]
  11. The Tennessee Toad [2:40]
  12. Busted Bicycle [2:48]
  13. The Brain Of The Purple Mountain [2:10]
  14. Coolidge Rising [2:50]

Notes on the songs...


All songs written by Leo Kottke except Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J. S. Bach, arranged by Leo Kottke

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