Townes and Nanci Griffith on a houseboat on Lake Travis, July 4th 1974. That was a nice stripped down version.
- Hurt - the Johnny Cash version of the Trent Reznor song
- Chelsea Hotel #2 - Leonard Cohen
- Me and Bobby Mcgee - the acoustic Kristofferson version (he wrote the song, of course) is much better than the Janis Joplin version, in my view.
The late, great Townes Van Zandt wrote this wonderful song, of course, which is also a favourite of mine. I personally enjoy his version over the Willie Nelson/Haggard version - I love Willie and Haggard, but their version has that 80s synthesizer vibe to it that makes me enjoy their version a lot less than Townes' original stripped down acoustic version, but that is just my take.
Same here... 79 which is also the year my wife was born.... On my graduation date.1979 for me (just had our 40th reunion last weekend. The debut Boston album was the first LP I bought, still have it, on a wall in our rec-room. But, to me, it doesn't hold up well.