Thursday, 17 August 2017
Papa Was a Rodeo
As I mentioned the other day I've finally got around to acquiring 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields.
There is a lot to digest and I am taking my time and getting there slowly.
It does however give me the opportunity to finally compare and contrast the original of Papa Was a Rodeo with the cover by Kelly Hogan.
Taken from Beneath the Country Underdog a 2000 album on Bloodshot and billed as Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts it has long been a firm favourite of mine.
I would go as far as saying it is probably one of my top 10 songs ever and it has certainly appeared on just about every CD mixtape compilation I have compiled since then..
The Magnetic Fields original is of course excellent but obviously not as good as Kelly
What a coincidence your Papa was a Rodeo too
The Magnetic Fields - Papa Was a Rodeo
Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts - Papa Was a Rodeo