My friend sent me a message regarding Chuck Prophet's song "High As Johnny Thunders." It said, "I like the one without the horns."
Horns? Was there a dance remix?
Confused, I asked, "What horns?"
She sent me a link to Spotify of the version you see up top.
It's gorgeous. There's no saxophone. As much as I love this song and this album, the sax solo on "High As Johnny Thunders" does remind me a bit of the ten second, "just back from a commercial before our musical guest" sax on SNL. But this version is beautiful and simple, with just acoustic guitars and strings.
I now "like the one without the horns" better than the album version, which is below.
How does this happen? Was the strings version a demo? Why is it on YouTube and Spotify? Did it come out first? How did I miss it? Why didn't it make the record? Did no one else in the Chuck Prophet camp think the strings version was better for the album? Was it up to Chuck? Do you like the album version better? Who won Best Supporting Actor in 1967?
Answer any one of these questions if you can?