Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Border Lord

When one of the last record shops around here closed a couple of months ago, well, it was a shame in a way, but i dealt with the loss of Pied Piper as bravely as i could and bought a sizeable shed load of vinyl for well under their value, an act that always fills me full of something i think they call joy.
At 50p a pop, whats to lose?, and one track on one of the LP's i got, 'Border Lord', by Kris Kristofferson, has been a constant rotater since. The LP as a whole isn't that hot, seems sorta knocked up, which was apparently the case, recorded quick, maybe way too quick, on the road as Kristofferson was going stellar.
Something about the burnt edges of Border Lord and its frazzled chug rings with a pleasent beardy truth about where the guy is at that moment, all kinda numb & footloose. Hell, enough o' my yackin', take it Kristoff....

'Border Lord'-Kris Kristofferson(Monument, 1972)


John Medd said...

It works for me. When I played this to a friend recently he thought it was KK. It's not. Do you wanna have a stab at it?

Blank Stares and Cricketclaps said...

Glen Campbell? I know that because it says so on the file, i had heard it before, honest. I like Glen and his honey dipped cragginess. Ta.