Pirates, Outlaws, Sheriffs, & Thieves, Vol. 1
The Last Gonzo
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||Sheriffs or Thieves||The Last Gonzo||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Edward Teach's Stool||The Last Gonzo||4:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Runnin' With the Devil||The Last Gonzo||5:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Bounty Hunter||The Last Gonzo||4:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Apocalypse Is Comin'||The Last Gonzo||8:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sweet Lucille||The Last Gonzo||3:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||One of These Days||The Last Gonzo||4:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ride On the Wind||The Last Gonzo||3:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||West Texas Love Song||The Last Gonzo||7:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Steam Locomotive||The Last Gonzo||3:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Way Out in Mexico||The Last Gonzo||7:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Outlaw Americana at its Best
Probably the darkest and most twisted country album ever recorded, Pirates, Outlaws, Sheriffs, and Thieves the new release from The Last Gonzo is Outlaw Americana at its best. Whether its the David Allen Coe-Style “Running With The Devil”, about the perils of an alcoholic in a small town trying to get by, or the pseudo title song “Sheriffs and Thieves” about a burned out outlaw just trying to get away to Mexico. The stories and emotions speak volumes to the American condition. Though some songs hint at traditional country western like Hank Jr and Willie Nelson, The Last Gonzo dives right into the dark underbelly of the American dream to create a darkness seldom heard on other albums. The music far surpasses and is drastically different then modern country music with songs like “West Texas Love Story” that meander back and forth through modulations and story twists or “Ride on the Wind” that utilizes out of this world melodies to transport you out of your body to fly over desert plateaus and valleys. Or be transported into a puritan like town while the congregation listens to the preachers sermon and the devil comes back for vengeance in “The Apocalypse is Commin'”. The pirate song Edward Teaches Stool (Blackbeard’s given name) is an incredibly dark commentary on a pirate nonchalantly waiting in a bar to be captured. This album, sometimes humorous sometimes psychological and always listenable, will have you happily singing along while questioning where the hell did this train just take us.