Friday, April 24, 2015

Musical Interlude: Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)

40 years ago next month, Glen Campbell released "Rhinestone Cowboy", a cover of a 1974 song by its author, Larry Weiss, which failed to raise a ripple for Weiss, but topped the pop & country charts for Campbell.

Seems to me that Campbell's label, Capitol, was ahead of the curve by producing music videos well before it became fashionable. Judge for yourself.


magicdog said...

Always loved this song and I even have a Glen Campbell greatest hits collection on CD.

The video is a bit prescient (then again, The Monkees beat him by 9 years!) but very meandering and repetitive. Even then Campbell could have done a bit more with it if they'd tried.

hobbyfan said...

Yeah, but then, the Monkees' videos were part of their show. I'll see if I can find more Campbell classic clips.