Friday, April 3, 2009
The Highest in 'Fi'
Wow. Here's another one boasting the mysterious Bill Fay's peculiar brand of scarification.
Sounds like a cross between Lefty Frizzel's 'Long Black Veil' and Johnny Horton's 'When Its Springtime in Alaska' (So you know right there its gonna be upbeat). It's so reminiscent of the latter, in fact, that it might as well be Horton singin' the whole damned thing. One thing's for sure, it certainly is an impersonal tune. Kinda apathetic, no? Perfect soundtrack to watch the world slouch towards Bethlehem through the bottom of a cut-crystal glass (He types while doing just that).
Buddy Long, longtime Spring Valley Arizona native, got his start backing Duane Eddy on his debut single 'Soda Fountain Girl'. Long went on to work w/ Ray Odum, Waylon Jennings and Bob Fite and the Western Playboys.
Produced by Lee Hazelwood, you know 'Nothins' gotta be quality w/ Jody Reynold's home away from home, Demon records, givin' it the horned treatment and all. Endless sleep indeed.
It's Nothin' to Me - Buddy Long