The Last Gunfighter

I always liked Westerns and decided to write a song with a Western theme.  I was watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” at the time I was writing the lyrics and it influenced my writing of this song and its story line.  There are lots of fun guitar parts and rhythms throughout this song.  I have always been a big fan of twin guitar harmony style of “Allman Brothers”, “Wishbone Ash”, “Thin Lizzy” etc., so I came up with a cool guitar riff and harmony to it, as an homage to them. I laid this over an interesting acoustic guitar part that I flat picked for the intro and verse. But for the chorus and bridge I changed up and used some "Ramone’s style" power chords. Great guitar solo work on this song by Sarven Manguiat once again! On this song I played rhythm and Sarven Manguiat handled all the lead guitar work; Rob Hall was on bass; Stephen Haaker was on Drums; Aaron Durr was on Keyboards and Diana Ortiz, Harrison Crenshaw and Phoebe Crenshaw are all on backing vocals.  The song was engineered and produced by Stephen Haaker and Brett Grossman. We recorded it at “Perfect Sound Studios” in Frogtown CA. The song was Mastered by Emily Lazar from the Lodge in NYC.

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