Photo by FishBones Photography
The Legendary Shack Shakers are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary by inviting former members to join them on a new all country & western album. The first single from that album is a cover of the theme song to the television western Rawhide. Of course, the Legendary Shack Shakers can't just do a straight cover of "Rawhide!," but this does come quite close. It's probably ninety or so percent faithful to the original, except for the bizarre darkness and sense of dread that the cover evokes. It's a fun reworking of the original that is perfect for this group of musical legends.
You can watch the video for the Legendary Shack Shakers' version of "Rawhide!" below. Cockadoodledeux (a reference to their 2002 album Cockadoodledon't) is due out October 8 on Alternative Tentacles. You can pre-order the album in various bundles here. For more on Legendary Shack Shakers, check out the band's website.