-- The Comets Of Kandahar --

Found on:

Small Source of Comfort (March 2011)


BC - Electric Resonator Guitar
Gary Craig - Drums
Jenny Scheinman - Violin

Editors Note: Bruce was visiting his brother in Afghanistan in August 2009.

Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date:

  • From the Small Source of Comfort liner notes:

    The Comets Of Kandahar - "Among many exciting things encountered during a short trip to Afghanistan was the sight of jet fighters taking off after dark. The planes themselves invisible, there was only the roar and the glowing purple cone of tailpipe flame shooting across the sky. People would stop and watch. A Canadian soldier who stood next to me said, 'the comets of Kandahar.'"

  • 17 January 2011

    --Cockburn describes as "Django meets John Lee Hooker"
    ~ from Press Release- Bruce Cockburn Announces Major North American Tour

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