I enjoyed a nice yoga class this evening and afterwards a hot bowl of Kelly’s cashew chicken. Now, it’s a few chapters of the new book ‘The Dragon Behind the Glass‘ by Emily Voigt (yes, I’m reading about exotic fish – sue me) and another album from this past weekend’s Record Fair, ‘Boots‘ by Nancy Sinatra.
All I really knew about Nancy Sinatra was this song and that oh, so sexy walking baseline that completes the chorus to the popular 60’s anthem ‘These Boots Are Made for Walking‘ which would go on to became a #1 blockbuster hit for ‘ol Nancy.
It’s only on every Vietnam movie soundtrack, like, ever. Likewise, this was also the song that the Feds tortured David Koresh and the other Branch Davidians religious sect with at the Mount Caramel standoff in Waco, Texas back in 1993 before all hell broke loose.
I would have paid the $5.00 based on that little historical chestnut alone.
The album itself was released in 1966 and, really, isn’t as glamorous as it’s famous hit. Basically, it’s a collection of covers (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan) with a few Lee Hazelwood tracks thrown in for good measure. But it’s definitely fun and listenable for a mellow Tuesday evening and a bellyful of cashew chicken.
On another note, I read somewhere that Nancy Sinatra was the first inductee into the Go-Go Boots Hall of Fame. Of course, that might have been just something somebody made up on the internet, but it sure seems plausible to me. The boots Nancy wears on the cover of her debut album are not the classic white go-go boots we usually associate with her, but ’tis enough; t’will serve.
Nancy sure is a looker.
Good work, Frankie.