Cowboy Junkies: Music Is The Drug - The Podcast

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Cowboy Junkies have been making music since 1986, when they released their debut album "Whites Off Earth Now!!" More than 35 years later, they are still producing compelling albums and taking that music on the road - pandemics permitting... In this series, the band talk you through their songs, one by one, digging deep into each of them, from right across their career. www.cowboyjunkies.com www.latentrecordings.com

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3. A Common Disaster
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In our third look behind the curtain at the songs of Cowboy Junkies, we've picked out "A Common Disaster", a top 20 hit single in the US in 1996.

The lead single from "Lay It Down", the band's first album on Geffen, it saw the Junkies getting back to their roots of the "core four" after using extended bands over their previous four studio records.

Michael Timmins and Alan Anton took about how the song came about, the writing and recording process which shifted from Rock Island to Athens, Georgia and just how it feels to have written such a hit.

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"Cowboy Junkies - Music Is The Drug" is hosted by Dave Bowler, author of the authorised biography of the band. To order it from the band, click here.
To order direct from Omnibus Press in the UK & Europe, click here.

To listen to "Lay It Down", click here.

For the ever expanding "Music Is The Drug" playlist, click here.

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Jan 16, 2022
2. Ornette Coleman
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Having opened this series with the first song Cowboy Junkies put on record, for our second episode, we've gone to to the other end of the spectrum with "Ornette Coleman", the final song on their most recent album, "Ghosts".

It's one of Michael Timmins' most obviously autobiographical songs, about the time he and Alan Anton spent in London in the early 1980s, playing in a band called Germinal and immersing themselves in a very different musical landscape.

Mike and Al talk us through those old times and explain just how Ornette Coleman helped them find a way towards what would eventually become Cowboy Junkies.

"Cowboy Junkies - Music Is The Drug" is hosted by Dave Bowler, author of the authorised biography of the band. To order it from the band, click here.
To order direct from Omnibus Press in the UK & Europe, click here.

To order "Ghosts" on vinyl, direct from Cowboy Junkies, click here.

To listen to "Ghosts", click here.

For more info on Cowboy Junkies, click here

Jan 09, 2022
1. Shining Moon
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For this first episode of "Cowboy Junkies - Music Is The Drug", a look through the recordings of Cowboy Junkies, where else could we start other than side one, track one of the band's debut album, "Whites Off Earth Now!!"?

Although "Shining Moon" was a cover version of a Lightnin' Hopkins song, many of the elements that came to define Cowboy Junkies were already present and correct in this recording.

With the help of Michael Timmins and Alan Anton, we'll be charting how that sound came about, why "Shining Moon" was chosen to be the first track on the first album, and the way in which the song has continued to evolve in live performance over the years.

"Cowboy Junkies - Music Is The Drug" is hosted by Dave Bowler, author of the authorised biography of the band. To order it from the band click here.
To order direct from Omnibus Press in the UK & Europe, click here.

To listen to "Whites Off Earth Now!!" click here.

For more information on Cowboy Junkies, click here


Dec 27, 2021