What brought Poco back together in the late '80s? Call it love
When you think of Poco, you think '70s hits like Crazy Love and Heart Of The Night, but Poco was right there at the end of the '80s and call it what you want, but you have to Call It Love.
Poco was a revered band and at times it seemed like they were the farm team for The Eagles as both bassists Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit left Poco to join The Eagles in 1969 and 1977, respectively. Another founding member of Poco is Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina (Your Momma Don't Dance). After disbanding in 1984, all five of the original band members reformed in 1989 and scored one of their biggest hits with the forgotten Call It Love.
Call It Love reached No. 18 on the pop charts and the video features the band (most of them in their early 40's) interspersed with your typical beautiful babes and bodacious hunks to attract the younger MTV generation to the rock dinos of Poco. For those keeping score, Rusty Young is on lead vocals, Meisner is on bass and Messina is in the black cowboy hat.
Although the original lineup broke up again, Poco still tours with a few remaining members.