Hailing from Los Angeles, The Long Ryders based their sound on a blend of psychedelia, country and garage rock.
Though State of Our Union (1986) was their major-label debut album, their indie releases 10-5-60 (1983) and Native Sons (1984) put the country-rocking Ryders in the advance guard of the guitar-toting American roots brigade.
Rarely had a band’s heart been more solidly in the right place and worn so openly on its sleeve.
Sid ‘Chops’ Griffin
Guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, banjo