Outside magazine, November 1995
"Cowboys are always depicted as easygoing. Not me," says 56-year-old Weatherford, Texas, songwriter Don Edwards. Meaning? "I'm the cowboy from hell. Good Lord, in the old days, if you weren't pissed, you weren't a singer at all." Edwards decries cowboy-hobbling enviros and pesky bureaucrats in favorites like "Rancher's Song":
The rancher is the man
Equally miffed is Carl Klang of Colton, Oregon, the militia movement's Dan Fogelberg. In easy-listening albums with names like "Watch Out for Martial Law," Klang, 42, wails about pushy greens, the FBI, and, of course, gun laws:
They say they want to
"The music business feeds people's hedonistic lower levels--the lust, the drinking, the divorces," says Klang. "Music should lift people. But the godlessness continues."