Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jonboy Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Misery Loves Company

      Here's the out of print (and pretty darn rare) 1994 Jonboy Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts Misery Loves Company cd I promised last week.  As I may have written previously, I know some folks are a little skeptical of tribute albums, but Jonboy definitely has a way with The Man in Black's songs (I do think one artist paying homage to another artist generally work better than a bunch of artists all covering one artist).  Among Jonboy's releases that are in print, I'd recommend are his collaborations with Sally Timms and the Sadies, his solo All the Fame of Lofty Deeds release, and, of course, his too numerous to list releases with The Mekons.


Cocaine Blues
Tennessee Flat-Top Box
Guess Things Happen That Way
What Is Truth?
I Got Stripes
Big River
Sunday Morning Coming Down
There You Go
I Still Miss Someone
Thing Called Love
Give My Love To Rose
Next In Line
Home Of The Blues


David said...

I love this CD. I've been wanting to play it for some time, but I simply can't find it right now, and to my excitement, you post it.
Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your site.

Dave from SF

Ishkabibliophile said...

I would like to have seen him choose a few more less well known Cash songs, but I still think Jonboy brings something new to the Cash classics.

Unknown said...

thank you very much

Ishkabibliophile said...


Glad to oblige.

Tito said...

any chance of getting that link up again?

Ishkabibliophile said...


You got it!


philippe said...

Hi Long Time no See so to say

First of all Merry Xmas & happy holidays despite the hard time we are living with the virus. 2020 is a year to be forgotten Fingers crossed for 2021

Could you please re open this gem It would be very nice of you

Many thx in anticipation

Stay safe & sorry to coming back to you out of the blue & for a request btw , shame on me

All the best, cheers


Ishkabibliophile said...


Nice to hear from you (and no need for apologies - this year has been tough on everyone). Hope you and yours had a very happy holidays and happy to re-up this. I also re-upped my Jon Langford compilation if you're interested.


philippe said...

Hi ish

Happy New Year & more comments on the re up of your home made Jon Langford compilation. A nice sampler indeed, ta
Both of them are very much appreciated as a Johnny Cash 's die hard fan (I got 99% of his recording) & a Jon Langford completist

You are right 2020 was a very weird year So I hope that the brand new one will be the first step to be back to a normal life

I will contact you very soon concerning Jon Langford & other projects Feel me to drop me a line on PM if you got some spare time

In the meanwhile many thx for your very nice gesture & stay in touch I got plenty of ideas to swap with you like last year

Many many thx You are The Man (in Black) !!!!

Ishkabibliophile said...


Happy New Year to you as well. Being a Jon Langford completist isn't easy, though even he didn't release nearly as many albums as Cash.

And yes, I'd love to hear your ideas for posts!

Ish (sometimes a man clad in Black)