Saturday, May 16, 2020

Midnight Music: "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" by Sonny and Cher


1971's "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" is a spaghetti western anthem in need of a movie. With banjo, brass, and a wah-wah guitar that's feels straight from the Spanish deserts by way of Italy, it's so evocative of a certain kind of movie that it becomes impossible to distinguish where art and influence meet. The song also features cunning and suggestive lyrics that serve as a nice counter-point to the wholesome image the duo were projecting each week in their variety show. From the album All I Ever Need is You, which has still not been released in its entirety on CD, this song is so evocative, so well-produced by Snuff Garrett (who specialized in country hits), it's hard not to love.

Collecting At Midnight Episode 12 (Patreon Exclusive)


Is the latest installment of Collecting At Midnight the most eclectic yet? In this edition, we discuss a few 4K UHD pick-ups, Hamilton Book scores, and a whole cargo truck full of serials and low budget movies from Poverty Row! Throw in our usual music and book deep cuts, and you've got assortment of awesomeness! Oh, and did we mention the Bond movie that never made it to screen?

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