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Jackson Browne

Running on Empty (1977)



a set recorded at different locations
during a tour in the summer of 1977,
a major achievement of 1970s rock music




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Jackson Browne

The title song of the album


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A critic's estimate of the album:

Mostly recorded live, this is probably [Browne's] best-remembered work, with radio classics including the singalong title track and the memorable "The Load-Out"/"Stay" medley. The audience seems to bring out more enthusiasm than his studio work, and for once the tunes are mostly short and focused. He mostly avoids bland love lyrics in favor of discussing the seamier side of the rock and roll lifestyle (adding his own words to a cover of Rev. Davis' "Cocaine") — it's sort of Browne's Tonight's The Night. The band is Kunkel, Sklar, Craig Doerge, Kortchmar and Lindley (who adds the Four Season's like falsetto on "Stay"), and they add to the clean, precise, rocking tone of the album, which Browne produced. If you're curious about Browne, this is the place to start. (DBW)

The complete lyrics of the album

An insightful early review
from Village Voice

a brief survey of the album and its place in Browne's career (from Rolling Stone)

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