Poco – Crazy Love
From the 1979 album, ‘Legend’, came Poco’s first Top 40 hit. “Crazy Love” peaked at #17 and was founder, Rusty Young’s first big single that he wrote and sang lead on.
“When the band started all I did was [play] steel guitar and banjo and dobro and that kind of stuff: I was the instrumentalist in the band – I didn’t sing and I didn’t write….But I’ve always said that with the band what happened is that as people have left the band it’s left room for others to grow. I had great teachers: Richie Furay; Neil [Young] and Stephen Stills [of Buffalo Springfield] were around in the beginning [and] I could listen to them writing songs, working on songs and how they did it. Jimmy [Messina] taught me really a lot about the whole recording process and writing poems. I just had these great teachers that I was around.”