- Album name: Rockfish Crossing
- Group name: Mason Proffit
- Year: 1972
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Warner Bros.
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Who owned it: probably my father
- Buy it on Amazon: $25.00
Level of familiarity before listening
I have no idea who Mason Proffit is (are?) and I just hope he (they?) won’t have anything to do with Dave Mason.
What I expected
I’m getting a bad, bad sense about this group and this record from the album, which portrays five men, or possibly four men and a woman, dressed as Cowboys (TM) in a Disney-like image of the Wild West (TM). Flipping open the album, I’m extremely concerned by the one lyric that my eye happened to catch, on a song called Hobo: “I’m just a hobo with a guitar / And a little bit of money in the bank…”.
What it was actually like
Ok, this was nowhere near as bad as I thought. It was actually pretty solid country rock, though much of it didn’t really stand out as interesting or original. Breakin’ Down was a pretty good bluegrass song, and Better Find J*sus was rock and much more excellent. Probably the best song on “Rockfish Crossing” was the final track, Medley: George’s Jam / Call Me the Breeze, which had a great blues sound but didn’t overdo anything.
4/5: would listen again
|↑1||Actually, at a closer look, they appear to be, from left: a generic cowboy type or possibly law man, a generic cowboy type, a runaway Confederate soldier, a cowboy’s wife, and a trapper with a ludicrous amount of fringes on his jacket – all extremely clean and with well tailored accoutrements.|