By Steve Newton
I loved Country Dick Montana. He was a true rock god as far as I was concerned.
I got to interview the wildman drummer and sometime singer for San Diego’s Beat Farmers three times before his heart-attack death on stage in 1995. I chatted with him in 1987, 1990, and–when he was a member of the Pleasure Barons–in 1993.
My second chat with Country happened when the Farmers were headed to Vancouver for two of their historic, beer-drenched gigs at the Commodore Ballroom.
At one point in the conversation I asked him if the Beat Farmers had added any new tunes to their repertoire lately, and he told me about their X-rated version of the oft-covered country hit, “Angel of the Morning”.
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