Amen Dunes Love took close to a year and a half, 16 musicians, and five different studios to complete. It was a song cycle that required broad experimentation before it was clear what was essential underneath the surface. In that process, much of the sound that might have made it onto the album was lost. There was just too much to say for one record.
Cowboy Worship is an attempt to give life to some of the music that didnt make it past the scalpel. From a blown-out version of Green Eyes featuring Harvey Milks Stephen Tanner, to a darker and mellower I Cant Dig It as Damon McMahon originally arranged it upon writing the song in China, many of the original intentions for the music that were lost in the Love sessions are revived. In addition is a band version of Through Donkey Jaws Lezzy Head, featuring Dunes mainstays Jordi Wheeler and Parker Kindred, and most significantly, a shining cover of This Mortal Coils interpretation of the Tim Buckley classic, Song to the Siren, featuring Ben Greenberg (Hubble) on guitar.