August 26, 2004

Save A Horse?

Have any of you seen the music video for the Big and Rich song “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy?”

While I usually am not one to critique a song with a banjo as one of the lead instruments, I have to say that I cannot wholly endorse this song. It’s got a really catchy tune, but I don’t really like the lyrics or general theme of the song. It’s sort of a cowboy rap. And while the lyrics would most likely warm Harvey’s heart, I’m a little bit of a prude when it comes to what I want playing over my radio. If I can’t listen to it with my Mom in the room, I don’t really want it playing at work now, do I?

But what I really wanted to write about was the video. Have you seen it? It’s like it was produced by a collaborative effort of Elton John, the guy who directed the Robert Palmer video “Addicted to Love,” and a llama on acid.

I like the background. I’ve always liked the look of steel girder bridges. But the pimped out singers riding alternately on horses and in a big Cadillac convertible rather ruined the image. The women in the business suits looked nice, but where did the midget in the cowboy hat come from?

All in all, a very strange video for a very strange song. Just needed to get all of that off my chest.


Posted by GEBIV at August 26, 2004 07:12 PM

And people wonder why I avoid country music :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 27, 2004 01:05 PM

This song rockin'!!! I think this song is really cool and it has good music. It's sooo AWESOME Dude
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This song is so good we don't even know what to say about it!

Posted by: Brandy & Brittiny at November 1, 2004 12:42 PM

Yo!!! this song is the is so country music without the country in it and I LOVE IT!!! Who cares about the midget...but what about that black cowboy damn hes hot and so is Big

Posted by: Sara at November 21, 2004 06:02 PM

I too like the "Big & Rich" CD and I recently contacted "Cowboy Troy" n' gave him some props!
As 1 of the pioneers of the "Country-Rap" style myself, I'm excited whenever I hear "R.A.P."- which I define as Rythmic American Poetry, being expanded upon. I told Troy that this is an
exciting time for those of us who have a hand in breaking this sound! They've busted it wide open in the mainstream and I'm Rockin' the underground with my brand of Rude, Radio Un-friendly Country
songs laced with Wild, Funny Redneck Rap! Anyway, their CD is solid and my door is always open to them.........may we all entertain the masses n' "KICK SOME ASSES"!..."Insane" Shane Mckane AKA
"The Great White Dope"

Posted by: "Insane" Shane Mckane at December 26, 2004 06:29 PM

Big n Rich are OK but that "midget thing" was done by Kid Rock (the late Jo-Jo). Nashville ain't hip to the fact that when you want to put a rap-break in a Country song you don't need to bring out a brother! It seems like racial profiling to me!! Insane Shane Mckane is the ONLY Real "Country-Rap" Artist out there today!
I can relate to his Cd and so can most Rednecks
(Yeah n I'm one)! Keep on keepin on Shane

Posted by: Jake Rogers at December 31, 2004 12:53 AM


Posted by: rxajmia at February 20, 2005 08:36 AM

dude i agree this song ROCKS!! but i dont exactally get the midget thing either?? is he supposed to be kenny?? when i went to the CMT website they had a picture of B&R the midgets and gretchin wilson singing so dunno must be friend or some thing. if anyone knows more please post it here


Posted by: dude at April 7, 2005 03:31 PM
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