Skinny Legs was recorded in 2000 and appears on Phillip’s 4th album, After the Fire. It was originally written and recorded by Lyle Lovett for his 1994 album I Love Everybody. The two people who have had the privilege of hearing this song more than once (Jenny and me), agree that it’s a dandy little number. Phillip writes:
My vocals, if you can call them that, are all over the place on this one because I couldn’t decide how to sing it. Which is apparently what makes it fun to listen to. And the guitar, the cheapest, most beat-up classical guitar ever made, was recorded not with a microphone but an old suction-cup pick-up designed for recording telephone conversations. I never thought much of this recording until my girlfriend, after hearing it for the first time, said, This is so cool!
All audio recordings are owned by Phillip Cairns, and are for non-commerical used only.
UPDATE: The Mp3 of Skinny Legs is not longer available due to copyright issues.