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What does it take to be a True Rebel, and does this guy qualify?
"William H. Bonney (better known as Billy the Kid) was a 19th-century American gunman who became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West.
According to legend, he killed 21 men but it is generally believed that he killed between four and nine.
He killed his first man at 18.
Bonney, the name he used at the height of his notoriety, was 5'8"  tall with blue eyes, a smooth complexion, and prominent front teeth.
He was said to be friendly and personable at times, and it's been said that he was as lithe as a cat. Contemporaries described him as a "neat" dresser who favored an "unadorned Mexican sombrero".
These qualities, along with his cunning and celebrated skill with firearms, contributed to his paradoxical image as both a notorious outlaw and beloved folk hero."
Nobody said all Rebels have to be Good Guys.
But after all, as described (and this strikes me as funny), "he was said to be friendly and personable AT TIMES"!
You take your chances with me too when I wake up, LOL!
Understandably, Rebels are frequently Loners.
Let's listen to some more about them, as I move along with Rebels, both Fictional and Real!
Here's your two-gun choice of links to draw, shoot and listen, they are both loaded with Music, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:

At Soundcloud:


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Comment by Mike Pell on February 5, 2013 at 6:52pm

No, not at all- don't put words in my, lol!

Actually I am surprised they are re-issuing it- didn't sell much, but that one song was kind of big here in NYC.

The Mother Ship is calling!

Comment by Jon on February 5, 2013 at 6:46pm

So you're saying if someone doesn't have THIS album their album collection isn't complete?

Comment by Mike Pell on February 5, 2013 at 5:11pm

FYI...Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys - debut album reissue

Aside from having one of the most original band names in classic rock, Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys also have an interesting history.

Two of their founding members had performed with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay in Au Go Go Singers before the latter broke off to form Buffalo Springfield.

A single from Cat Mother's debut 1969 album (which was produced by Jimi Hendrix) "Good Old Rock N' Roll" peaked at #21 on the Billboard chart. The band went on release three more albums and toured, often as Hendrix's opening act, until 1977.

The debut album, The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away is being reissued on CD by Real Gone Records on February 26, 2013.

Comment by Mike Pell on February 5, 2013 at 5:05pm

That is your ONE redeeming are very dependable, lol!

Comment by Mike Pell on February 5, 2013 at 5:03pm
I can't argue it's the best of the three so far- but there were some very good things in the others..
The Libery Vallance song- I play it and you think of the Greg Kihn Band!!!
Now, I can't get inside that complex, opinionated, from-another-planet head of yours to figure out why, but now I am thinking of The Greg Kihn Band, lol
Kristofferson, as I recall, was a Rhodes scholar, joined the Army and was a helicopter pilot and an Army Ranger, became an Officer, and turned down an opportunity to teach at West Point.
All this so he could sweep up recording studios while trying to make it as a songwriter.
Talk about being a Rebel!
I don't know why, but Pee Wee Herman never did it for fact he kind of annoyed me- and I'd ask Dottie but I don't know who she is, lol!
You never got into Elvis, Bruce and John Wayne.
Not only are you not American, I am beginning to consider calling Homeland Security!
For shame!
Must be that from-another-planet head of yours I mentioned, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing, you cantankerous Loner,
Comment by Jon on February 5, 2013 at 4:56pm

Gee, what about me? I'm not dependable?

Comment by Mike Pell on February 5, 2013 at 4:41pm
Yes I felt good about this one.
Maybe it was a slow buildup, really just the way I thought of the songs.
Rebel Yell, The Rebel Johnny Yuma (you spelled it correctly!) and The Ballad Of Billy The Kid were solid picks, but you left out that classic 50's instrumental rocker Rebel Rouser!
And Duane Eddy really was billed with "His Twangy Guitar", lol!
I love that Kristofferson song, hadn't heard it in a long time, and the James Taylor I first heard about 13 years ago- seemed like a nice curveball to an otherwise known tune.
But it's Neil Young that gets the Golden Pell for The Loner!
Great choice, but I know the rules.
So WHY did it take you so long to finally hear it, LOL?
Closing it all out later tonight with some surprising things.
Thanks for the listen, writing and being a dependable old pal,
Comment by Jon on February 4, 2013 at 4:58pm

This was a good show, now it's my favorite of the three!

The Libery Vallance song, you play it and I think of...the Greg Kihn Band!!! Yeah! Don't know why, but I do!

Isn't Kris something like the ultimate rebel in music? I think so. He's cool too.

What's a bummer is that you don't have a soundbite from a true loner....a true rebel....PEE WEE HERMAN. Ask Dottie!

Oh, and I never got into John Wayne. Go figure. Elvis, Bruce and John. I must not be American!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on February 4, 2013 at 10:57am

Now that's more like it. I really liked this show Mike. It was quite entertaining from the opener to the closer. And I liked the soundbites from Dirty Harry and The Duke. Nice touch.

Rebel Yell, The Rebel Johnny Yuma (spelling?) and The Ballad Of Billy The Kid were all excellent choices and great to listen to.

The only problem is figuring out who to award with the Golden Pell. I have three nominees: Kris Kristoferson, James Taylor and Neil Young. What a tough choice. I'll throw out Kristofersson first, only because it's more of a cheeky song, but still outstanding none-the-less. And what a great version of The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance by JT. I guess I'm going with Neil Young and The Loner. All three of these are new to me and are just terrific.

Great show my friend.

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