Sam …

5 Jan

Bad Company … by Bad Company

Sam Pekinpah - Bloody Sam 1

Sam Pekinpah - Bloody Sam 2

Sam Pekinpah - Bloody Sam 3

Bad Company

Company Always on the run
Destiny is the rising sun
Oh I was born 6-gun in my hand
Behind a gun I’ll make my final stand
That’s why they call me Bad company
And I can’t deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Till the day I die Rebel souls
Deserters we are called
Chose a gun and threw away the sun
Now these towns
They all know our name 6-gun sound is our claim to fame
I can hear them say Bad company
And I won’t deny
Bad Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
SOLO Bad
Bad company
I can’t deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
And I say it’s
Bad company Oh Yeah—Yeah
Bad company
Till the day I die Oh Yeah Tell me that you are not a thief
Oh But I am
Bad Company
It’s the way I play
Dirty for dirty
Oh Somebody Double-crossed me
Double-cross
Double-cross
Yeah
We’re Bad company
Kill in cold blood

Writer(s): Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers

7 Responses to “Sam …”

  1. cindybruchman January 5, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    Don’t know this Badass, as Westerns are my weakness as a movie buff. Watched ‘Hang ‘m High’ with Clint yesterday. Saw Mr. Dern with his horse teeth and dishonest eyes. I liked it.

    • jcalberta January 5, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      Though Sam Pekinpah didn’t just make Westerns, he made 2 Western Classics – both of them controversial: ‘The Wild Bunch’ – due it’s graphic slow motion blood-shed – which went a long way toward earning him the nickname “Bloody Sam – and the almost equally controversial – for different reasons – Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid – due to his prolonged infighting with the producers (MGM) – who finally took his film footage and edited it (as many as six different editors they say) in order to produce a commercial movie. He abandoned and disclaimed this official (original) 1973 version – which was not well received (by critics anyway). Eventually some of Pekinpah’s comrades re-edited the movie (1988) in an attempt to re-create what they felt Pekinpah intended = Version 2. Peckinpah had already passed on though. This version was well received and critically acclaimed. Finally a third version – with improved image quality – but incredibly the author cut some scenes!! – generated more controversy.

      Pekinpah’s support cast in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is a stunning Who’s Who of Western film – including Chill Wills, Katy Jurado, Jack Elam, Slim Pickens, Barry Sullivan, Dub Taylor, R.G. Armstrong, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Paul Fix. Jason Robards, Richard Jaeckel, Charles Martin Smith, Harry Dean Stanton, Matt Clark, L.Q. Jones, Emilio Fernández, Aurora Clavel, Luke Askew, Jack Dodson, Richard Bright and John Beck. For this reason alone the film is an important Western.

      • jcalberta January 5, 2014 at 11:34 am #

        Bob Dylan and Rita Coolidge also appeared in the movie. Dylan did the Soundtrack for the movie with includes the great “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”.

      • cindybruchman January 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

        Far be it from me to tell you what to do, but honestly, you should make posts about this information. Few people know what you do, so share 😉

      • cindybruchman January 5, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

        Awesome information, by the way. Cheers!

  2. Marilyn Armstrong January 5, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    He looks like one of his characters 🙂

    • jcalberta January 5, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      He actually made a cameo in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Quite a character. Drunk quite a bit (they say) and hard to get along with. But a great Director.

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