KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, although mentally we are in Lubbock, West Texas for
Joe Ely's version of Butch Hancock's "Boxcars", first released in 1978 on the "Honky Tonk Masquerade" LP....
"It was the road-manager-supreme / writer, Johnny Green, that first introduced The Clash to Joe Ely, after which it was just a matter of time before all became fast friends. That friendship and mutual appreciation did much to help introduce country music to a whole new generation of fans and change many people's perception of the form. At this time, Hancock and Ely were former bandmates but still very close, and eventually they would re-form their original band The Flatlanders with high school pal Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
How Lubbock ended up with so much talent at one time is best answered by the ghost of Buddy Holly." KV