On July 28th in the UK, alt rock / folk band Cracker will release a CD of 9 songs, including a Springsteen cover called “Sinaloa Cowboys.” Virgin withdrew support of the record, stating that it did not meet “commercial expectations”
Frontman Dave Lowery stated that “It’s not a funny record, it’s not supposed to be. It’s kind of become something else now…It’s like a record about, it’s just kind of about America…
We went from being sort of a benevolent nation, a nation that had the sympathy of the world as a result of these terrorist attacks… We were seen as this great beacon of democracy and multiculturalism that had been attacked by this evil power. And, ya know, I just wanted so much for my country not to turn into the yahoo, sort of redneck cowboys again that we seem to every 20 years or so.
…And playing these songs sort of took on more meaning, to me. It was really good that we did this, I feel like, in a way, we took a little snapshot, a little portrait, of what this country is, and it’s not necessarily flattering. Some of it is, and some of it isn’t, but it’s not the picture that most people want to see.”