American Video Clips

This video is so, so wierd. The shots of the audience are the point that I really lose it. Something about Dave Dudley I just find vile- when he squints as he sings, his little smirk, the fact that he doesn't actually play guitar and the band is mostly hidden, the pre-commercial country pop macho posteuring. And he looks like an old grey man dying his hair and rolling around town writing songs about driving cars, dressed only in shirts with costume collars.

But then there's this cover of the song, and it's just too good not to like when the Flying Burrito Bros play it. I dunno, they just seem like good guys, right?

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