I wrote, recorded, and released “John Wayne” this week, last year. So here’s the re-recording of it…as expected. I think I like this version a lot more than the original (which you can listen to here, for a comparison. And, also, read a long description of how the song came to be written.).
It’s not that I dislike the original, but, as I said in the description of the original, the words felt more like placeholders than part of the song. I was more into the music of the original.
So for this re-recording I tried to make the words more integrated with the music and I think I accomplished that. Of course, now the song feels too short, or something. Or, maybe, like it’s missing a couple verses to tie everything together because it hops right from talking about bums to being in the wild west.
But that’s how the movie that this song is based on felt (or at least that’s how I remember it feeling). So, maybe it is accurate.
Anyway, hope you enjoy.