Cowboy Junkies, "'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel" Import Single (1990). Front cover image. Pop, folk, alt-country.
Cowboy Junkies, "'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel" Import Single (1990). Back cover image. Pop, folk, alt-country.
Cowboy Junkies, "'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel" Import Single (1990). Record label sticker image. Pop, folk, alt-country.
RCA Records

Cowboy Junkies "'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel" Single (1990)

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Details: Used 7" record UK import single from the recording of Cowboy Junkies' third album "The Caution Horses." The entire album and extra songs that came out of this album's recording sessions involved their third album actually being recorded twice due to environmental and technical problems with the original recording (cold Canadian Spring weather, mic feedback issues, cold band members). Subsequently, they ended up going into a completely new studio (after touring for a bit and living with the original material) to record it all over again, along with a few new tracks added that were written while on tour. This is the lead single off of the album, backed with another album track, "Thirty Summers". Alt-country, woozy-pop feels. Near mint condition single.

Description: "The Caution Horses is the third studio album by the Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies, released in 1990.

The first album following their 1988 breakthrough The Trinity Session, The Caution Horses features a more conventional, polished sound than the earlier album's spare, haunting country blues. As a consequence, the album received average reviews from music critics, who said that the band had sacrificed their distinctive style.

The album's accessibility to mainstream pop and rock audiences also meant that it received more radio airplay and spawned bigger chart hits ("Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" and "Rock and Bird", which featured Bruce Hornsby on the piano on the single version) than The Trinity Session had. A number of critics have also noted that while the album is undeniably a disappointment when compared to its predecessor when taken on its own merits it is a better album than its initial reception would suggest. The album focuses on the band's slow, languorous style, a style that has been called simplistic, or narcoleptic, or uncategorizable. Margo states "It's not country, it's not blues, it's not rock, we just do what we do." The album peaked at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number 33 on the UK Charts."

Grade: NM (cover) / NM (record)

Tracklisting Side A:

1. 'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel

Tracklisting Side B:

1. Thirty Summers