2003   JUNE 6   #157

Cerrito the Italian Cowboy - I'm Into Something Good

I got this from the 20-for-a-buck bin at Krazy Kat Records on Route 66 in Albuquerque sometime in the summer of 1995. He doesn't sound so all-fired Italian to me (even his official bio admits that he was born in New England), and the only "cowboy" aspect of this recording is the "clip-clop-clip-clop" sound effect behind the verses, sounding more like Sir Robin's minstrel in Monty Python and the Holy Grail than any authentic cowpoke. His official website (www.cerritoonline.com) dates this single from the late '80s, after three years spent in Charo's touring revue. The ultra-cheesy production, heavy on the MIDI synths and thwacking electronic snare, is another helpful clue.

- Stewart Mason

TT-2:28 / 3.4MB / 192kbps 44.1khz
From 7" single (Key International Records KIR-1004) no date

(Image courtesy of Suzanne Baumann & Stewart Mason)