Before They Were Stars: Kenny Rogers in a Psychedelic Rock Band

If you’ve seen The Big Lebowski (and if you haven’t, what the hell are you even doing at this website?!), you’ll remember the iconic dream sequence where The Dude finds himself in a surrealist porn flick called Gutterballs. It’s all set to a song from country music legend Kenny Rogers called “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”, though you’ve probably wondered why it doesn’t sound very much like a country tune. Well, before he became a solo country star, Kenny Rogers actually spent an early portion of his career in a band called The First Edition and their rendition of “Just Dropped In” actually became Rogers’ first top ten hit on the Billboard charts. Even if you’ve heard the song numerous times, you’ve probably never seen a live musical performance of it, so here’s your chance to see Kenny Rogers when he was a hippie. Given that the song was supposed to be about the experience of being on LSD, all I can say is that this performance is… groovy, baby! This is what happens when Jackie Treehorn drugs your drink.

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