Outlaws “Green Grass, High Tides” 1974


“Green Grass, High Tides”

For those of us growing up on the Space Coast (Florida), surfing Cocoa Beach and watching flights to the moon, The Outlaws (out of Tampa) were as much a hometown band as the more known Allman Brothers (who had moved to Georgia from Daytona Beach) and Jacksonville’s Lynyrd Skynyrd.


The first I saw the band was after a few high school friends and I won tickets to a show at the Orlando Sportatorium, calling into WORJ, the local rock ‘n’ roll radio station in 1975. For us natives, “Green Grass, High Tides” was a Florida anthem that celebrated two of the sunshine state’s favorite features, homegrown (Fellsmere), seedless herb and, for us on the Space Coast, (Sebastian Inlet) surf.

A Day in the Life on Florida’s Space Coast, watching the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery (Summer 2005), from the bank of the Indian River (Intracoastal Waterway), across from Merritt Island, Mosquito Lagoon, and Cape Canaveral, from where the rocket left on its supply mission to the International Space Station. The young family you see in the video is witnessing their first launch, shortly after buying the traditional, turn-of-the-century, Florida cottage on the River Road in North Cocoa.

— video by Dave Hogerty (OriginalNoise)


“Song In The Breeze”

Sebastian Inlet is 35 miles south of Cape Canaveral, on A1A, between Melbourne and Vero Beach, Florida. Sebastian is one of the nicest beaches on the east coast of the United States, and was frequented by 11-time World Surfing Champion, Kelly Slater, who grew up in Cocoa Beach, just south (connected to) the Cape.

— video by Dave Hogerty (OriginalNoise)

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