In my quest to help bring attention to the criminally-overlooked band, Redbone, here’s the official video for “We Were All Wounded At Wounded Knee.”
“We Were All Wounded At Wounded Knee” was released (just barely) as a single in the US in 1973, but due to ensuing controversy over the song’s subject matter, was not included on copies of the band’s Wovoka LP. The UK version of the album being one notable exception. The song went all the way to the top of the charts in The Netherlands.
Here’s a quote from Redbone’s Pat Vegas from the band’s “official website“:
“CBS/Epic wouldn’t record it, so I paid for it myself. They did me a favour and pressed up 500 copies, and I put it under my arm and carried it to Europe. I distributed it to the radio stations in Holland and before you know it it was number one across Europe. But they still wouldn’t release it in the US.”
Previously on Playback!: The Specials, ‘A Message To You Rudy’ (1979)
More Redbone at Cherry Stereo: Playback!: Redbone, ‘One More Time’ (1974)