Willie Nelson is a smart and brave guy. Brave for recording “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)” and bringing the song and its tale to wider audiences. He is also smart to ride the Brokeback bandwagon all the way to the bank. Today, the song ranks in the iTunes top ten singles chart.
We were surprised to realize that Willie is not the first recording artist to cover the song. Chris Geidner sent us his take on the song’s history and we’re very happy to learn that Pansy Division covered the song in 1995, you know, when we were like, freshmen in college. Talk about before your time.
You can download the Pansy Division version for free off their website, which currently is down. Too many gays must be flooding their site for the song. Keep checking back though. It’s a perfect contrast to Willie’s version.
ABOUT THAT QUEER COWBOY SONG . . . [Law Dork]
Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other) download [Pansy Division]