lee marvin sings! i really like the simplistic string arrangements here, especially in the intro and chorus. lee marvin's unbelievably gruff voice fits the song well. wish he'd done some more musical work, he'd be fun for an even kitchier easy listening album.
"do i know where hell is? hell is in hello.
heaven is goodbye forever, it's time for me to go.
i was born under a wan'drin' star...."
"when i get to heaven, tie me to a tree
or i'll begin to roam and soon you'll know where i will be"
from paint your wagon ost
08 Nov 04 ·n-jeff: heh, and for the hit single the flip was Clint Eastwoods ultra weedy version of "I talk
to the trees". Great for starting conversations while DJing in clubs.
"Whats this sh***!?"
"Really?, No! what?"
one of my fave dj's, michael wink, played this at the 1st sinful swedish mod weekender. i was kind of doped (kids, don't use hard drugs...) up so i really liked it. it's a heavy, "beardy", as my friend ricky rickenbacker would describe it, kind of a tune. late 60's garagerock... i really like it. the cover of the 45 shows the guys bare breasted. mmmm.
Gorgeous, sensitive piano-driven ballad with Valle and Nascimento trading lines. This reminds me of how rare it is to find a duet with two men (makes me wish I knew Portuguese to understand the lyrics!). Beautifully sung and arranged, the tune is pretty much an ideal melding of Valle's and Nascimento's sounds.
from Mustang Côr de Sangue, available on CD (Odeon)