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Brewer and Shipley: Weeds/Tarkio Road

Richie Unterberger, Collector's Choice, 2010

AFTER INTRODUCING their harmony-driven brand of folk-rock on their late-'60s A&M debut album Down in L.A., singer-songwriter-guitarists Brewer & Shipley moved to the Kama Sutra label to expand their sound in new directions for Weeds and Tarkio Road. How Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley ended up on Kama Sutra after just one A&M album takes some explaining. "We really didn't care for L.A. very much," says Brewer. "We had just had enough, and figured there had to be a better way to make music, without living there. So we left California, and ended up coming back to the heartland. We ended up in Kansas City and started a management/production company with some friends, Good Karma Productions. 

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