Plenty of Songs About Pusser
:: 10 Tracks of Pusser Goodness ::
How many songs can anyone be inspired to write about a certain law enforcement official? Quite a few if you're Eddie Bond and the object of your undying affection is Sheriff Buford Pusser. Without going into too much detail about the fabled "Walking Tall" sheriff from Finger, Tennessee, let's just say he kicked ass and barely lived to tell about it. He and Eddie Bond became friends and Pusser even appointed Eddie, one of the original Memphis rockabilly innovators as his chief deputy. A local legend after crooks shot off half his face and killed his wife in 1967, he became a national figure after Eddie sang "Legend of Buford Pusser", which inspired the film, "Walking Tall". Pusser died violently about a year after this album was made, but it wasn't the bad guys who got him, just his own bad driving.
Still, an entire album devoted to the exploits of a cop seems a bit much, unless you really like cops. Personally, I like absurd records like this one.