Lincoln is 26 today! Here’s a version of “Cowtown” from a show in NYC, New Year’s Eve 1989. Happy birthday, Lincoln!
ARE THOSE THE “ANA NG” COATS? PLEASE LET THOSE BE THE “ANA NG” COATS. I can’t see where there’s a part in the video where you can see them clearly enough to tell if they have those kind of fasteners, but they’re certainly very similar, and it seems unlikely that The Johns would have two pairs of matching big black coats. Oh my god. I’M SO HAPPY THAT THEY STILL HAVE THEM. And I hope they go out and wear them together all the time.
They’re probably all dead now, but I think it would’ve been really interesting to talk to the old guys from the “They’ll Need a Crane” video. Like, did they all get copies of Lincoln? Did they dig it? What did they think about being in a music video for a couple of total weirdos?
The next line after “Not back on it Joe, still on it” is “Yeh well you know what, you’re a DICK, Paul” but they cut that part out
And here’s a longer bit of the skit the “Snowball in Hell” sample is from. God, I always thought Paul was being such a total dick, and he still is, but if I heard Joe rambling about golf for HALF AN HOUR, I would kinda want to punch him too.