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2006-02-27 11:25:47 AM
The submitter actually likes country music, though mostly in the vein of Waylon(RIP), Cash(RIP),Billy Joe Shaver, Junior Brown, BR-549, Merle, and many others. He agrees that there is crap in every genre and that Shania is unbelievably hot. He will stop referring to himself in the third person now.
 
Jha
2006-02-27 11:29:40 AM
Country music gets slagged unfairly.
Actually the song writing in country is currently the best of any style and the musicians in Nashville are some of the best going


Um, are you talking about incredibly simple lyrics so that they can get their illiterate redneck fans to understand them? Their lyrics are unimaginative and require no thought. Their music is simply rocks or pop beats with a twang. Johnny Cash is spinning in his grave now, even though I think he represented more of rebellion music than country.
 
2006-02-27 11:35:10 AM
I like a lot of country music too.
Especially bluegrass. And no one does it better than

Alison Krauss and Union Station

emod.theechoplex.com
 
2006-02-27 11:35:52 AM
Brad Paisley. That boys got himself some serious skills on that geetar. Saw something on CMT w/ him & John Mayer. Been hooked ever since. Way too much talent for one stage.
 
2006-02-27 11:37:39 AM
My current favorite "country" artist?
This guy:
www.dominorecordco.com
 
2006-02-27 11:37:45 AM
Chain

There's an awful lot of talent in that group.
 
2006-02-27 11:40:45 AM
rap/hiphop however is a boil on the ass of music - I submit the travesty that is "My Hump" as evidence...


Popo Zao.

/oblig
//can't believe i'm the first to drop it.
 
2006-02-27 11:41:52 AM
Here's one reason to like country...

img234.imageshack.us
 
2006-02-27 11:41:59 AM
BobtheFascist:

"Brad Paisley. That boys got himself some serious skills on that geetar."

Um.... yessir, you are correct.

There is some wicked talent in country music. Unfortunately, most of it (probably 98% you hear on commercial radio) is devoid of imagination, and is nothing more than twangy pop for soccer moms.

/country music radio dj for 8 years at current station.
// love the job. music? erm.. not so much.
 
2006-02-27 11:48:17 AM
BobtheFascist

Brad Paisley. That boys got himself some serious skills on that geetar.

fark Brad Paisley. I hate that son of a biatch. Sure, by most reports a decent chap, certainly successful, no doubt talented and could play circles around me with his bad hand. But that ain't why I resent the mother farker. This is:

www.kimberlywilliams-paisley.com

So fine.....I swear I saw her first damn it.
 
2006-02-27 11:50:55 AM
"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" is the most annoying song on country radio right now. Even one of the songwriters admitted that it was one of the stupidest songs he'd ever written.

Please make it go away.
 
2006-02-27 11:54:42 AM
So I'm here to put the "dick" in Dixie
and the "coont" back in country
'Cause the kind of country I hear now days
is a bunch of farkin' shiat to me
They say that I'm ill-mannered
that I'm gonna self-destruct
But if you know what I'm thinkin'
you'll know that pop country really sucks

-Hank III
 
2006-02-27 11:58:43 AM
Young Country is proof the reptilian aliens have landed and are controlling our minds.

Finally. Tangible proof.
 
2006-02-27 12:01:51 PM
BrotherTheodore: Stupidest lyrics in the world are securely in the ROCK realm.

Single greatest line in the history of music:

Guess I'm gonna have to tell 'em
That I got no cerebellum

"Teenage Lobotomy" by the Ramones
 
2006-02-27 12:10:26 PM
Greatest country album ever:
www.lyred.com
 
2006-02-27 12:13:35 PM
Ammer und Console
 
2006-02-27 12:38:56 PM
Well, if we're gonna quote lyrics at each other...

Nobody saw them running
From 16th Avenue
They never found the fingerprints
Or the weapon that was used
But someone killed country music
Cut out its heart and soul
They got away with murder
Down on music row

The almight dollar
And the lust for worldwide fame
Slowly killed tradition
And for that, someone shouldhang ("Ahh, you tell 'em Alan")
They all say "Not Guilty!"
But the evidence will show
That murder was committed
Down on music row

For the steel guitars no longer cry
And the fiddles barely play
But drums and rock 'n' roll guitars
Are mixed up in your face
Ol' Hank wouldn't have a chance
On today's radio
Since they committed murder
Down on music row

They thought no one would miss it
Once it was dead and gone
They said no one would buy them ol'
Drinkin' and cheatin' songs ("Oh, but I still buy 'em")
Well there ain't no justice in it
And the hard facts are cold
Murder's been committed
Down on music row

For the steel guitars no longer cry
And you can't hear fiddles play
With drums and rock 'n' roll guitars
Mixed right up in your face
Why the Hag wouldn't have a chance
On today's radio
Since they committed murder
Down on music row

Why they even tell the Possum
To pack up and go back home
There's been an awful murder
Down on music row
 
2006-02-27 12:48:29 PM
It's only a matter of time before you see F-150's sporting spinning hubcaps and TV screens in the headrests. YEE-HAA, biatch!
 
2006-02-27 01:04:53 PM
Dwight Yoakam's album, "Gone" is truly soulful country. One of my favorite albums.
 
2006-02-27 01:13:16 PM
Grandemadaca: Guess I'm gonna have to tell 'em
That I got no cerebellum


Made my point. If that was a county song, you'd all be pissin' your pants over its grade-school sillyness.
 
2006-02-27 01:28:52 PM
pvd021: "Its country. Their fans are pretty much backwards anyway. Their alway known to be 'behind the curve.'"

I'm a huge country music fan (grew up in Tennessee) and had to chortle at the badly spelled/punctuated proclamation that we're so backward.

I've observed that pick-up truck driving, mullet wearing, tobacco chewing rednecks often times proclaim their hate for country music (they prefer metal) while NPR listening, advanced degree holding, Volvo driving urbanites very much enjoy country music.

Anyway, point is that kind of like homophobia, my observation is that those who protest that they hate country music are often likely to be ignorant rednecks themselves.

Admittedly, I mostly like alt country (Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash, Mavericks, Steve Earle, etc. etc.) but secretly also like Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Shania and other country-pop artists.

/oh yes, also, I like metal
 
2006-02-27 02:55:35 PM
I Hate this song!!!! along with anything cowboy Troy sings!!. I like country just not this crap. Alot of what is being played on the Radio sucks! I'll stick with guys like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers band, and Pat Green.
 
2006-02-27 04:19:35 PM
Country kicks ass. I don't care who you are...

1. Hot women
2. Relatable lyrics
3. Can listen with the kids in the car
4. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie and Hank Jr.

I'm a Country music DJ, and Honky Tonk Badakadonk is annoying, however it is BY FAR - the HOTTEST song of the 2005. It transfored Trace Adkins from a B list artist to a damn near super star.

Country listeners love all kinds of music - and most of us are not back asswards. It's not like it was 35 years ago.

PS - Country is THE most popular (on more stations, with more ratings across all demos) and profitable format in all of radio (and I know some of you could give two hoots about radio) but its a fact.

-Greg
 
2006-02-27 04:57:47 PM
frogmanradio
Everybody's got their tastes, but when you say:
Country is THE most popular (on more stations, with more ratings across all demos) and profitable format in all of radio (and I know some of you could give two hoots about radio) but its a fact.

You're actually arguing against country music being good.
Just because Britney sells a Brazilian albums bears no impact on the quality of the music (see Grammys).

I suspect that country music's appeal is what most pop music has:
a) Simple, easy to follow melodies with simple lyrics about love, heartache and the like
b) Attractive singers who have little to do with the writing of the songs (yes, there are exceptions)
c) Formula writing, that allows a casual listener to feel the song out easily

That being said, I don't think that all country music fans are backwards rednecks, just people who don't have the interest/time/capacity to explore "tougher" music (Jazz, Metal, etc).

The fact remains that (new) country is pop with a twang.

everything that sucks about rock music
+
classic country songs
-
the integrity of the originals who invented the style and lived the songs
=
new country
 
2006-02-27 05:03:48 PM
Genres are mostly dead nowadays, anyway. How would you pigeonhole a Neko Case or an Edie Brickell?
 
2006-02-27 05:19:51 PM
sv1.randomcrap.net

/hmmmm
 
2006-02-27 05:55:47 PM
How would you pigeonhole a Neko Case or an Edie Brickell?

I'd pigeonhole 'em all night long. I'd pidgeonhole them both at the same time!

/is that what the kids are calling it these days?
 
2006-02-27 05:59:04 PM
Why don't country music fans buy CDs? They can't figure out how to play them. Overheard at Radio Shack: "I slapped that shiny little 45 onto my record player, but all I got was an awful scratching sound. Do I need some kind of adapter?" I kid you not!
 
2006-02-27 06:47:45 PM
Hank III - new album out tomorrow.

Today's radio country pap is about a good as today's pop music pap, and rock pap...

Turn off the radio, and start digging for some real music. The Alt-Country/Progressive Country acts out there not getting any radio play right now are fantastic.

Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly, Drive By Truckers, Hank III - just to name a few...

It's worth checking out.
 
2006-02-27 07:31:08 PM
Wow, I wrote about this crappy song on my crappy blog on November 2(pops). I'm glad everyone feels the same way.
 
2006-02-27 08:30:13 PM
Why do I like country? Because you,and people like you, DON'T!
 
2006-02-27 08:43:20 PM
I don't like either but I will say this: country > rap.
 
2006-02-27 10:39:23 PM
All I have to say is this:

Time to switch to whiskey.

/Corb Lund is pretty farking good.
 
2006-02-28 07:23:24 AM
usually the only black guy at the local bluegrass festivals.

Alison Krause is from around here.

i likes the fiddle.
 
2006-02-28 08:45:15 PM
frogmanradio

"That being said, I don't think that all country music fans are backwards rednecks, just people who don't have the interest/time/capacity to explore "tougher" music (Jazz, Metal, etc)."


Metal???? Tougher? I know,it's soooooo hard to understand some anorexic guy with guaged ears and a nose ring sing 'BLAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGH!, AAAAAAAAAAARGGGH!' Or, in the case of new 'metal', let's see if I can write a song that fits the usual structure...

I'm sitting in a corner
I'm sitting all alone
I'd like to call my daddy
but my daddy isn't home

Some people think I'm whiney
but they don't understand
why I'm so depressed
And make love to my hand

I fought with my mommy
She won't drive me to the mall
I really hate my girlfriend
Why won't she ever call?

Throw in a chorus with some unimaginitive, whiney refrain, add a couple more verses, and you have a metal song worthy of a 'real rock' radio station.
 
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