Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Random album ad #10

Gary Stewart - Cactus and a Rose (1980)

1 comment :

  1. I fondly remember Gary Stewart had two songs on Cow Talk's jukebox: "Drinkin' Thing"[#10 Country, 1974] and "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" [#1, 1975]. They are two of the quintessential honky tonk drinkin' songs of all time and his only Top 10 Country songs.

    It's been said that he was "too country" for rock fans and "too rock" for country fans and it's too obvious that 1980's Cactus and A Rose was geared towards the rock contingent. Unfortunately, it was marred by inferior songwriting and Stewart's always fragile voice wasn't in the best shape as had been living the life he sang about in those songs mentioned above.