‘Honkytonk Man’ wasn’t Clint Eastwood’s only effort at singing in a movie. The star of ‘Play Misty For Me’ and director of ‘Bird’ obviously loves music(jazz), but how many remember(or will admit to seeing) this 1969 musical western about the California gold rush?
In addition to the album in perfect shape, included were the original booklet/libretto and miniature movie poster inserts. A bargain at just 50 cents. Listening to the album wasn’t nearly as bad as all the movie reviews I remember. Compared to his co-star Lee Marvin, Clint can actually carry a tune.
When I asked the thrift store owner if he had anything “unusual” since the last time I visited he showed me this and asked me what I made of it-
It was a 1994 EP album ‘Dear Sir’ on the Runt label by ‘Cat Power’ whose name I recognized from recently seeing/hearing/reading favorable reviews for her new R&B flavored release ‘The Greatest’. The EP’s jacket is covered with words including a few some people might find objectionable. The owner (he’s not a music buff) hadn’t listened to the album and was unsure of the content. The other band members include the drummer from Sonic Youth and someone from a group called Two Dollar Guitar. One song was written by Tom Waits, all others by Cat Power aka Chan Marshall. Struck me as mostly melancholy drone songs. Wonder if it will be worth anything if Cat Power’s career takes off?
(also an unopened shrink wrap covered 3 LP box set of a 1961 Lenny Bruce performance from the Curran Theater in San Francisco)