Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Footwear: These Boots Are Made For Walking

Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made For Walkin´

"Are you ready boots? Start walking..." Lee Hazlewood´s ´66 composition for the daughter of ol´ blue eyes remains a pop classic. Everything fits, from the trademark sliding bass line to Nancy´s Lolita vocals to Lee´s clever wordplay. "You keep lying when you oughta be truthin', and you keep losin' when you oughta not bet. You keep samin' when you oughta be changin', now what's right is right, but you ain't been right yet."

It´s funny to notice that Bay Area ska punks Operation Ivy give their hiccupping cover ("pick it up pick it up!") a different title, leave out most of the lyrics and don´t credit a composer either. To them it´s a traditional. Very subversive, gentlemen...

As for the boots pictured above, these were made for scoring goals of course. Go Holland!


Divinyl said...

A must in this category...as I have been rather lazy this week, my list has been decimated! Lol. Still plenty left though! :o)