Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. Release Date September, Styles Blues-Rock. Troubadour is a album by J. Cale , his fourth studio album since his debut in Eric Clapton covered the song " Cocaine " on his album Slowhand , turning it into one of his biggest hits.
Troubadour was produced by Audie Ashworth, who produced Cale's first three studio albums. It sees Cale introducing new instruments to his sound, such as synthesizer on "Ride Me High", with William Ruhlmann of AllMusic noting, "Producer Audie Ashworth introduced some different instruments, notably vibes and what sound like horns although none are credited , for a slightly altered sound on Troubadour.
But J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all. So I had written the song in a Mose Allison bag, kind of cocktail jazz kind of swing And Audie said, 'That's really a good song, John, but you oughta make that a little more rock and roll, a little more commercial.
He has called the song "quite cleverly anti-cocaine", noting:. It's no good to write a deliberate anti-drug song and hope that it will catch. Because the general thing is that people will be upset by that. It would disturb them to have someone else shoving something down their throat. So the best thing to do is offer something that seems ambiguous—that on study or on reflection actually can be seen to be "anti"—which the song "Cocaine" is actually an anti-cocaine song.
If you study it or look at it with a little bit of thought But actually, it is quite cleverly anti-cocaine. Although "Cocaine" would be a major hit for Clapton in , the first single released by Cale from Troubadour in was the restless "Travelin' Light" with "Hey Baby" as the B-side. Critics from the music website Alltime Records reviewed the recording: "'Travelin' Light', with its funky James Burton —style guitar that Jimmy Page tried to copy on " The Crunge ", along with great xylophones to fill out the sound — it moves and cooks and rolls and rocks and has just an absolutely earthy quality".
Cale's own version of "Travelin' Light" was played to awaken the crews of the Atlantis Space Shuttle and International Space Station preceding their spacewalk early on Friday May 21, All songs written by J.
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