bruce langhorne - the hired hand OST

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i KNEW something like this had to exist! and it does!

amateurist0, Thursday, 2 March 2006 04:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've been curious about that. Have you actually heard it yet?

Redd Scharlach (Ken L), Thursday, 2 March 2006 05:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah, i have it

amateurist0, Thursday, 2 March 2006 05:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I dig it a lot - inhabits that area somewhere in between Fahey and Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack.

The Equator Lounge (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 2 March 2006 17:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and early kraftwerk too - lotsa recorder through an echo machine and it really starts rockin when the useless synth farfisa thing comes in - moon music!!

bob snoom (vestibule), Thursday, 2 March 2006 18:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

having just found and been enfolded in Eyvind Kang's "Live Low to the Earth, in the Iron Age" parts remind me of this most exquisite OST.

nom de plumed it here:
http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/1979

Beta (abeta), Thursday, 2 March 2006 18:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The movie's pretty great too.

Marcel Post (Marcel Post), Thursday, 2 March 2006 18:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Great album - it's way too short, about 26 minutes or so if I remember correctly. I always thought of it as a more stoned Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.

TRG (TRG), Thursday, 2 March 2006 18:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

guh this is good. if only there was more of it! how come langhorne doesn't have 20 albums like this!

tylerw, Thursday, 9 June 2011 20:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, dude turns up all over the place as a session musician (he's on a Hugh Masekela album I've been listening to, apparently), but this album is such casual genius.

Concierto Para Bongo (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 10 June 2011 05:11 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Finally splurged and bought the (gorgeous) vinyl reissue of this. Still one of my favorite pieces of music ever. Any recommendations on anything else that sounds like this?? Crazy to think that such a simple template - dude gets high and, reacting to a film, overdubs himself playing very simple parts on acoustic instruments - produced such a singular release. I guess some Frisell stuff approaches this vibe, some Eyvind Kang too, but what else? Need more of this in my life.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Paris, Texas soundtrack? Maybe? It's a tough vibe to nail.

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Thursday, 17 January 2013 16:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that one's good, a classic, but I know it already! :)

I wonder how the other Langhorne soundtracks are - there's one called Idaho Transfer I found on a blog...

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:57 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah that one isn't as americana as hired hand (which makes sense since idaho transfer is sci-fi). it's got some good stuff, but wouldn't put it in the same league as the hired hand.

tylerw, Thursday, 17 January 2013 18:00 (four years ago) Permalink

That's too bad. what else is like The Hired Hand?? 26 minutes is not enough!

Also, has anyone seen the Collector's Edition DVD of The Hired Hand? I've heard there's a Langhorne interview in the bonus material, wondering if it's worth checking out

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 18 January 2013 02:37 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

bummer news about langhorne: http://recordmecca.com/news/22745/
donate/buy here: http://www.shop.brobrubru.com/
been loving hearing the extra langhorne action on the Bringing it all Back Home sessions included on the Cutting Edge box set. Such a great sound.

tylerw, Friday, 8 January 2016 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

in less bummer news, marisa anderson's forthcoming album seems like it'll have some of those hired hand vibes:

"The next full length is on the way; look for it in Spring 2016. I’m crazy excited to share this one with the world, as I really went some new places with it. The record features 10 new songs, created as the score to an imaginary sci-fi western multi-tracked(!) and built around me playing the pedal steel (!!) In making this record I wanted to address issues surrounding border politics and immigration and ask the questions who is an outsider, what are they outside of, and who is entitled to decide? I was inspired compositionally and sonically by Ennio Morricone, and by two specific records-Bruce Langhorne’s The Hired Hand and Willie Nelson’s The Red-Headed Stranger."

tylerw, Friday, 8 January 2016 18:16 (one year ago) Permalink

(xp) Oh, what a shame :( Used to have that Hired Hand soundtrack but seem to have mislaid it.

Anyway, it's not a three, it's a yogh. (Tom D.), Friday, 8 January 2016 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

you can get it again at the link above -- (and i gather there's a new vinyl pressing as well).

tylerw, Friday, 8 January 2016 18:28 (one year ago) Permalink

:(

Green Dolphin Street Hassle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 January 2016 18:28 (one year ago) Permalink

good interview here: http://www.richieunterberger.com/langhorne2.html

tylerw, Friday, 8 January 2016 18:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Love that interview and pretty much any other interview I've read with him

Green Dolphin Street Hassle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 January 2016 18:36 (one year ago) Permalink

It's such an incredible record and to me is something of an Ur-text for a lot of that creaky, haunted folk stuff that sort of fits the New Weird America vibe but not quite - and of which there isn't nearly enough. Best proponent for me is Scott Tuma, though I reckon Erik Enocksson's early records are pretty damn close.

Poacher (Chinaski), Friday, 8 January 2016 19:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Sorry to hear he's not doing so good. I've got the Scissor Tail reissue and can highly recommend it.

Poacher (Chinaski), Friday, 8 January 2016 19:34 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3026/2953684478_6eb6aed844_z.jpg?zz=1

nomar, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Nice! Wonder how he is doing?

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:59 (five months ago) Permalink

Anyway this is an excellent overview. https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/20850-forgotten-heroes-bruce-langhorne?page=3
Linked into the middle of it- page 3- because I love the picture so much of Langhorne, Dylan, Carolyn Hester and Spike Lee's dad.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:04 (five months ago) Permalink

Wait there is a benefit for him this weekend in Brooklyn.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:07 (five months ago) Permalink

Forthcoming tribute album is very good.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:35 (five months ago) Permalink

And speaking said forthcoming tribute album, my short review of it:

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/02/27/various-artists-the-hired-hands-a-tribute-to-bruce-langhorne-review/

The original is of course ridiculously great.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 February 2017 18:10 (five months ago) Permalink

Crazy to think that such a simple template - dude gets high and, reacting to a film, overdubs himself playing very simple parts on acoustic instruments - produced such a singular release.

I thought I posted this already, but wasn't that basically how Neil Young did the Dead Man soundtrack?

the_ecuador_three, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Not to provide the dorkiest thought here, but as someone who's played lots of video games in my life this always gives me a heavy RPG soundtrack vide, personally.

Evan, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:24 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Very sad news that Bruce Langhorne has passed

https://www.facebook.com/dylan.aycock.1/posts/10158474469685640

Bruce Langhorne passed away this morning. Endless gratitude to the tambourine man. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if it weren't for him.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 April 2017 22:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Sad, if expected. So glad he got to see that comp, which maybe helped him realize how tremendous an influence he was on a lotta very creative weirdos. RIP

Wimmels, Friday, 14 April 2017 23:44 (three months ago) Permalink

np Root Strata's rip of the Idaho Transfer soundtrack

Milton Parker, Friday, 14 April 2017 23:57 (three months ago) Permalink

RIP Bruce.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Saturday, 15 April 2017 09:24 (three months ago) Permalink

RIP, really such a great player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EjCHuqdKUs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH7OTUz-KUA

tylerw, Monday, 17 April 2017 14:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Am curious about the Masekela and Olatunji albums he's on

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:59 (three months ago) Permalink


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