Woody Jackson is well known for his paintings of cows, and most famously for the cows on the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream labels. This tee is from the 80’s and features one of his well known... cows 🐄
Size Small - $40
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Album: Red Dead Redemption (Original Soundtrack)
Artist(s): Bill Elm, Woody Jackson, José González, Jamie Lidell, Ashtar Command, William Elliott Whitmore
Label: Wax Poetics Records, 2010
Games: Red Dead Redemption
The very first game soundtrack I bought on vinyl. And a pretty good place to start if I may say so. While the game is certainly popular, the vinyl soundtrack was released just in the early days of the vinyl resurgence and before the flood of game soundtracks on vinyl that we're seeing these days began. It didn't sell out instantly at all back then, but these days it is a difficult album to find - at least at a good price. For us lucky bastards who bought it when it originally came out? $15 + shipping.
The score by Elm and Jackson is pretty fantastic. It fits the Western-themed world perfectly with all its dirt and lonely vastness. They experimented with a ton of different instruments to make the atmosphere just right and they brought in musicians who perform on instruments of the time that the game is set in. This makes for a fantastic, authentic sounding soundtrack... or as authentic as the music from any classic Western film at least, which is more or less my frame of reference for this. There's four vocal songs from different artists added as well, where José González' "Far Away" in particular is an absolutely stunning song, that I've listened to many times.
The album itself comes in a gatefold jacket with game art and credits, while the two discs are (almost obviously) on red translucent vinyl. It's a pressing of 1000 copies, which might seem low now, but at the time it was a pretty reasonable run. It was available for some time at least, but prices have since skyrocketed. The pressing is okay, but nothing spectacular. Still, it's a lovely release and one of the ones that's gotten the most spins on my turntable.
Last night I got to be a cowboy and herd some bovines around a cardboard world... It was fantastic. The game is Great Western Trail and it mixes deck building and city building mechanics to great effect. With lots of different elements our first play through seemed daunting at first but after a few rounds the the pace picked up. It’s a true thoroughbred!
Can’t wait to deliver more cows to Kansas
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