(In a perfect world, none of this would be necessary...)
Peter Boyles with Don Wrege March, 2000
PLEASE NOTE; These parodies are not intended to trivialize or belittle the tragedy of this crime. The songs, which parody not only the inept Boulder Police Department's handling of the case but the original songs as well, were produced as audio "letters to the editor" which Mr. Boyles played on his radio program from time to time. These efforts are dedicated to the hope that someday justice will be done. Until then we reserve the right to mock the process in the interest of hurrying it along.
RAMSEY SAGA PHASE II
Roll Your Load Some More (1:10)
Michael Tracey, Ramsey apologist, in the spotlight again. Apologies to God.
RAMSEY SAGA PHASE I
In Boulder (2:24)
Two square miles surrounded by reality. Apologies to Roy Orbison.
3. Grand Jury, The Ramseys (2:04)
If you think they're going to testify, you're nuts. Apologies to Bobby McFarin.
Bad John (Ramsey) (2:35)
He's just tall, that's all. Apologies to Jimmy Dean.
5. (Hang Down Your Head) Tom Koby (2:12)
Written many months before he was run out of town. Apologies to the Kingston Trio.
of Boulder (2:21)
The madness that started it all (Peter Boyle's brain fart). Apologies to Warren Zevon.
What It's (Not) Worth (2:01)
More savaging of Tom Koby. Apologies to Buffalo Springfield, (especially Mr. Furay who lives here).
Ballad of John and Patsy (2:00)
The parents want to find the killer. Sure they do. Apologies to John and Paul.
(Ransom) Letter (1:55)
It's a bitch to write left handed when you're under stress. Apologies to The Box Tops.
Act Naturally (1:15)
Dedicated to Michael Tracy's "crockumentary" as Peter calls it. Apologies to Ringo.
Friends In High Places (2:20)
In Colorado, you get the best justice you can afford. Apologies to Garth Brooks
Searched the Homes (1:54)
The FBI gets involved and Alex Hunter gets weird. Apologies to John Denver.
This Badge and Shove It (1:40)
Ode to Lead Detective Steve Thomas, who wrote one of the best books about the case. Apologies to Johnny Paycheck.