I live in San Diego (where The Farmers are from too) and was going to The Beat Farmer shows almost every night they played here in town starting back in about 83 at a little dive bar called The Spring Valley Inn.All of there albums were great but NEVER did them justice of a live Beat Farmer show.(so forget getting "The Best Of cd here) There was two lives to The Beat Farmers,the first was in those early days and they put out 2 studio albums (with Buddy Blue) then 4 more studio ones and Loud and Plouwed and LIVE! with Joey Harris replacing him.So...Go get Loud Plowed & LIVE! It was recorded on New Years Eve (and I was there too)BUT also...about 2 years ago a guy found a tape he made from the Spring Valley Inn days,Buddy mixed it and put it out as a cd that you can get too.(I was at that show too)That one was from the Buddy Blue era,Loud & Plowed is from the Joey Harris era.If you want to see them at thier best (I think) The Buddy era,go to the website "You Tube"I recorded a tv show they were on,gave it to the band,and one of them,gave it to a guy who posted the whole show on there.There was actually a "3rd era'in thier legacy when after Country Dick died about 10 years ago (on stage if you can believe that!)Buddy Blue rejoined the band and they put out a cd as just The Farmers.BUT...a few months ago Buddy died too,so they are back in limbo again.But I'm tellin' ya'll...watch those "You Tube" vids,go get "The Beat Farmers Live at The Spring Valley Inn 83" & Loud,Plowed and LIVE! and you will be (as Country Dick would sing) a HAPPY BOY!