Cowboy Junkies: Music Is The Drug - The Podcast

44. Isn't It A Pity?

May 05, 2023 Cowboy Junkies Season 4 Episode 5
Cowboy Junkies: Music Is The Drug - The Podcast
44. Isn't It A Pity?
Show Notes

When Cowboy Junkies were putting together "Early 21st Century Blues" in 2005, their response to a post 9/11 world where the possibility of greater understanding and unity had, as ever been bulldozed by the rush to war, they were looking to find songs with an anti-violence message, in all the possible senses.

On the 2004 "One Soul Now" tour, they had been playing George Harrison's "Isn't It A Pity", and that was a song that translated perfectly to that album's themes.

In this episode, we revisit the live and studio versions of "Isn't It A Pity?" and Michael Timmins and Alan Anton talk us through the intricacies of capturing the essence of Harrison's typically idiosyncratic song.

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