Monday, August 2, 2010

Band: Indio, Album: Big Harvest, Song: Hard Sun

"When I walk beside her, I am the better man.  When I look to leave her, I always stagger back again.  Once I built an ivory tower so I could worship from above.  And when I climbed down to be set free, she took me in again.  There's a big, a big hard sun, beaten on the big people, in the big hard world."  Indio is a singer-songwriter named Gordon Peterson from Dundas, Ontario.  Big Harvest was his only release and it occurred in 1989.  There must have been quite a bit of hype for this Canadian's debut because the album was produced in California and included some A-list musicians like Joni Mitchell and Van Dyke Parks.  The producer was Joni's ex-husband, Larry Klein.  Hard Sun was the standout single from the record which was recently covered by Eddie Vedder for the Into The Wild movie.  Sadly, the album wasn't received well and he was dropped from his label.  Indio is actually the name of a Mexican town that Gordon drove through on his way back to California.  The album is not available for download on Itunes however it was re-issued by Pacemaker and can be bought in CD form from  Used copies were trading on Ebay and Amazon between $8-$133.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!