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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

About this album

Released in 1987. ROIR. CD version Dancd113 ROIR. Originally only available as an lp (Special Stock R1267, 1986 ) through mail order in 1986, with one extra track: an instrumental version of Memphis.

Tracks CD:

  1. Dance Of The Seven Veils
  2. Helen Of Troy
  3. Casey At The Bat
  4. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
  5. Don't Know Why She Came
  6. Somebody Should Have Told Her
  7. Decade
  8. Magic & Lies
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

The LP that came out on Special Stock has three tracks not on the CD. They are Jack the Ripper, Dead or Alive and Memphis. It also does not contain the song Don't Know Why She Came.

Tracks LP:

Side A:

  1. Dance Of The Seven Veils
  2. Helen Of Troy
  3. Casey At The Bat
  4. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
  5. Jack The Ripper At The Moulin Rouge

Side B:

  1. Dead Or Alive
  2. Somebody Should Have Told Her
  3. Instrumental for New Years 1980 ("Decade")
  4. Magic & Lies
  5. Memphis (from Jan. 1977)

According to the sleeve notes the first 4 tracks were recorded live on December 28, 1978. The other four tracks on December 31, 1979. The venue for both gigs was CBGB's in New York.

Ritchie Fliegler begs to differ:
I just received a copy of Cowgirls (I got it on Amazon) it's interesting. And, while definitely recorded at CB's there are some big errors.
The first 5 songs are the Judy, Kral, JD, Bruce and me band. From when, I don't remember. However the liner notes say it's the first four songs - This is absolutely incorrect - it's the first five.
The last three songs: Somebody, Decade and Magic are another gang altogether. Listening to this CD was the first time I have ever even heard them. Of this I am totally sure beyond a shadow of a doubt.

John Cale: vocals, guitar, electric piano, viola
Ritchie Fliegler: Lead Guitar
Ivan Kral: bass
Bruce Brody: keyboards
Jay Dee Dougherty: drums (tracks 1-4)
Robert Medici: drums (tracks 5-8)
Judy Nylon: vocals, narration

Ivan Kral is the bass player from the Patti Smith Group. On the cover his name is misspelled as "Kraal".
The Sabotage/Live album was recorded in between these two gigs.

Other credits:
Engineering & mixing: Jim Flynn Curtin
Design: CP
Liner notes: Jim Flynn Curtin

© 1999- Hans Werksman