Friday, September 17, 2010

Welcome to the Rodeo

Being it's Friday I should post up something fun and rare.  A little true western canadiana at it's finest in the form of Showdown. Possibly no other group captures the true spirit of Alberta like Showdown (not to be confused with the southern metal Christian rock band from the states).  Now if you're Canadian you already know that these guys are famous for their rendition of the Rodeo Song. If you've never heard this song then stop reading and start downloading. Now I can't say that I know all that much about Showdown other than coming from Medicine Hat or Le Duc, Alberta. The only thing I could find was this humorous bio. Found this album at a thrift store for a quarter. Sometimes people don't know what they have. Welcome to the Rodeo came out in 1980 and with "The Rodeo Song", the band gained instant notoriety. Though the album jacket praises the song for being a future classic, right below it is a warning for radio DJ's not to play it. Despite the warnings on the album jacket, stations across the province simply played a 'bleeped out' version, and let the listeners decide for themselves what might rhyme with truck. You'll have a hard time finding this out of print album laying around out there so happy weekend all and Welcome to the Rodeo.

The Rodeo Song
Dueling Banjos


Funny Toon

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rodeo Song seems to be missing.

homercat said...

Maybe try again as I had no trouble with the dl.

Music for Songwriters said...

free music! yey! thanks for sharing...