Though we are out on the road, we wanted to keep our regular Friday feature here rolling. We were looking for "Hwy 5" which our featured artist performs with Neko Case and which the pairing sounds eerily similar to his work with Exene during his time with X and couldn’t find it but uncovered this instead.
His work with Exene Cervenka in the seminal L.A. punk band, the aforementioned X, owes a debt of gratitude to the country and western genre as does a lot of punk music. If C&W is the white man’s blues then punk was/is the young white man’s blues as both explore loneliness, depression and substance abuse as recurring themes.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s John Doe performing a solo acoustic version of “There’s a Black Horse”.
The Sam Peckinpah referenced is the famed movie director who is most notorious for the, at the time, controversial because of its alleged gratuitous violence, “The Wild Bunch”, one of our favorite movies.