Well I'm not ashamed to say that I own the soundtrack LP and enjoy it!
I like the title song; it's catchy and cheerful, and actually seems to be one of the things that people remember when recalling the movie. I've often thought that the first few lines are very apt, not just for Philo, but for many of the "lonely hero" characters that Clint has played:
I've always been the kind of man
Who doesn't believe in strings
Long term obligations are just unnecessary things
I also like Send Me Down To Tucson
, and always laugh at the lyrics to Coca-Cola Cowboy
You're just a Coca-Cola cowboyMonkey See, Monkey Do
You got a sexy smile and Robert Redford hair
But you walked across my heart like it was Texas...
won't go down in history as a great hit, but it's fun and was a nice accompaniment to Clyde's antics.
I have to admit that Locke's singing of I Seek The Night
wasn't always top-notch, but I think it was very brave of her to attempt something new to her, and the result wasn't bad - I still sing along to it!
Overall my favourite is the title song; for me it evokes thoughts of the free-roaming truck driver, and I enjoyed playing it on my car stereo when driving around the SW USA. Actually, this song is linked to my first ever memory of Clint when I was about 10 years old. For some reason I vividly recall the BBC announcer plugging the start of the movie, and the still of Clint and Clyde that caught my attention. I had to go to bed so didn't get to see the movie then, but did catch the beginning with Philo driving his truck and the music playing. I don't know why I remember this so well - guess I must've known I was destined to be a Clint fan! Perhaps this explains my particular fondness for that track.
Dig the 70's album cover (taken from Lea St Laurent's excellent Clint Eastwood Domain
Incidentally, is Lea on this board?