Cowboy Junkies - how did I miss them

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ray R, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. Ray R

    Ray R Stunt Coordinator

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    Some how I went to college during the late 80's and never got turned on to the Cowboy Junkies. I bought the best of CD, but I have a feeling I'll be checking out their other discs. Any suggestions?
     
  2. DonMac

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    I'm surprised you missed them completely. The Cowboy Junkies cover of the Velvet Underground song "Sweet Jane" was the one of the hottest songs on College Radio in the '88/'89 timeframe. (Even Lou Reed publicly praised the song, calling it a better version than the original.) So, obviously, the album ("The Trinity Sessions") that contains that song is highly recommended.
     
  3. Dave F

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    I'll cast a vote for The Trinity Sessions and The Caution Horses. After the raw, unproduced (in a good way!), Trinity Sessions album, The Caution Horses seemed incredibly slick at the time. Over the years though, I've learned the error of my ways. [​IMG]
    Both are heartbreakingly beautiful albums. They may not be the kind of album that you instantly love, but you appreciate them more and more as time goes on.
    -Dave
     
  4. Bruce Hedtke

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    Definitely go with Whites Off Earth Now. Very laid back music, almost dreamy at times. Black Eyed Man is more of a country album but it has alot of terrific songs as well.
    Bruce
     
  5. Scott H

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    The Trinity Session is an essential recording for any music library. A remarkable live recording, captured with a single Calrec Ambisonic microphone. Live like Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, not performing for an audience.

    I would then add The Caution Horses.
     
  6. David S

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    Also, "Waltz Across America" is an amazing live recording. Sound is A++! Only available thru CJ.com and another Canadian etailer. I will check tonight, as they were a great place to buy from. Ordered 2 discs for $36 (includes shipping)Canadian, and conversion came out to $23. Also, they sent me a third (CJ B Sides and Other Rarities") disc for free.
     
  7. Jimmy Nugent

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    I'm partial to Lay It Down from 96. Great album if you're depressed and want to stay that way...
    teary-eyed Jim
     

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