Spooky Lady's Sideshow

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Spooky Lady's Sideshow
Studio album by Kris Kristofferson
Released May 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Country
Label Monument
Producer David Anderle
Kris Kristofferson chronology
Full Moon
(1973)Full Moon1973
Spooky Lady's Sideshow
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (mixed) [2]

Spooky Lady's Sideshow is the fifth solo album by Kris Kristofferson, released in 1974 on Monument Records. It was preceded and followed by duet albums with his wife, Rita Coolidge. It was recorded shortly after Kristofferson's appearance in the movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. The album mostly consists of songs about decline due to alcohol and drug abuse. That theme of decline proved to be (unintentionally) prophetic as this was Kristofferson's first album that failed to see commercial success on a large scale.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Kris Kristofferson except where noted.

  1. "Same Old Song" – 3:15
  2. "Broken Freedom Song" – 5:22
  3. "Shandy (The Perfect Disguise)" – 3:38
  4. "Star-Spangled Bummer (Whores Die Hard)" – 3:35
  5. "Lights of Magdala" (Larry Murray) – 3:40
  6. "I May Smoke Too Much" – 3:07
  7. "One for the Money" – 3:03
  8. "Late Again (Gettin' over You)" – 3:33
  9. "Stairway to the Bottom" – 3:26
  10. "Rescue Mission" (Kristofferson, Roger McGuinn, Bob Neuwirth, Seymour Cassell) – 5:21
  11. "Smile at Me Again" (Kristofferson, Stephen Bruton) – 3:32
  12. "Rock and Roll Time" (Kristofferson, McGuinn, Neuwirth) – 4:53