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Lost in the Ozone is the debut album by the Country rock band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. The album contains their hit cover version of "Hot Rod Lincoln" as well as the band's live staples, "Lost in the Ozone" and "Seeds and Stems (Again)."

Lost in the Ozone
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1971
Recorded1971 at Pacific High Recording Studios
April, 1971 at Ann Arbor, Michigan
July, 1971 at Long Branch Saloon and New Monk, Berkeley, California
GenreCountry rock, western swing, rock'n'roll, rockabilly, americana
LabelParamount (original)
MCA (reissue)
ProducerBob Cohen, George Frayne
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen chronology
Lost in the Ozone
Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Truckers' Favorites
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]
The Village VoiceB–[3]

The song "Lost in the Ozone" gave its name to Ozone House, an organization dealing with runaways and the needs of at-risk youth.


Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by George Frayne and Billy C. Farlow; except where indicated

  1. "Back to Tennessee" – 2:45
  2. "Wine Do Yer Stuff" – 3:03
  3. "Seeds and Stems (Again)" – 3:45
  4. "Daddy's Gonna Treat You Right" (Billy C. Farlow) – 3:00
  5. "Family Bible" (Walt Breeland, Paul Buskirk, Claude Gray) – 3:39
  6. "Home in My Hand" (Ronnie Self) – 2:52
  7. "Lost in the Ozone" (Billy C. Farlow) – 2:07
  8. "Midnight Shift" (Jimmie Ainsworth, Earl Bud Lee) – 2:27
  9. "Hot Rod Lincoln" (W.S. Stevenson, Charlie Ryan) – 2:40
  10. "What's the Matter Now?" (live) (Billy C. Farlow) – 4:02
  11. "Twenty Flight Rock" (live) (Eddie Cochran, Ned Fairchild) – 2:57
  12. "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" (live) (Hughie Prince, Don Raye, Eleanore Sheehy) – 5:08


  • George Frayne (Commander Cody) – piano, vocals on "Hot Rod Lincoln"
  • John Tichy – rhythm guitar, harmony vocals, lead vocals on "Family Bible" and "Beat Me Daddy"
  • Andy Stein – fiddle, saxophone
  • Lance Dickerson – drums
  • "Buffalo" Bruce Barlow – Fender bass, acoustic bass on "Midnight Shift", harmony vocals
  • Bill Kirchen – lead guitar, trombone, harmony vocals, lead vocals on "Seeds and Stems" and "Home in My Hand"
  • Billy C. Farlow – lead vocals, harmonica
  • West Virginia Creeper (Steve Davis) – pedal steel guitar
  • Jack Black - backing vocals, guitar on "What's the Matter Now?"

Chart positionsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit


Chart (1972) Peak
Canadian Top Albumns 75
Billboard 200 82


Title Chart (1972) Peak
"Hot Rod Lincoln" Billboard Hot 100 9
Hot Country Songs 51
"Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" Billboard Hot 100 81

Year-end chartsEdit

Title Chart (1972) Position
"Hot Rod Lincoln" Billboard Hot 100 69[4]


  • Bob Cohen – producer, engineer
  • Commander Cody (George Frayne) – producer
  • Phil Sawyer – mixer
  • Chris Frayne – front cover
  • Dennis Anderson – rear cover photograph
  • Studio cuts recorded at Pacific High Recording, San Francisco
  • "What's the Matter Now?" and "20 Flight Rock" recorded live at the Long Branch Saloon and New Monk in Berkeley, July 1971
  • "Beat Me Daddy" recorded at Ann Arbor, Michigan by Morgan Sound, April 1971
  • Mixing at Pacific High Recording Studios


  • Lost in the Ozone (Vinyl back cover). Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. Hollywood: Paramount Records. 1971. PAS-6017.