I Wanna Taranna Pt. 31: Sonic Boom #14 $2.99 Deal #7: Corb Lund – Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
Here’s Lund’s 5th album, and along for the ride are the Hurtin’ Albertans, which tells you right away that’s it’s gonna be fuckin’ awesome. It’s a cowboy good time, of course, and he tackles some historical politics as well. Why not, right? Right. Even better, he’s written about horse soldiers (natch) from the Little Big Horn to our current mounted police, and everyone in between.
This is a hoedown, plain and true. It has four singles: I Wanna Be In The Cavalry and the title track, as well as Family Reunion and Hard On Equipment (Tool For The Job) – which show off his humour (like The Truck Got Stuck did, on an earlier record). He sing/talks, and he hits home with uncanny accuracy.
Every time I hear a Corb Lund record, I realize I need more Corb Lund records until I have them all. Simple as that.