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(Huffington Post)   The CMAs were last night, and it seems the country music industry is doing to Taylor Swift what John Mayer and the Kennedy kid did   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 213
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2012-11-02 08:22:15 PM
*I've a few...
 
2012-11-02 08:35:07 PM

The Muthaship: theflatline: Coe wrote such timeless classics as

"Fark in the Butt"
"I am the man who made Linda Lovelace gag."
"He has to pay for what I get for Free"
"Don't bite the Dick that Feeds you"
"Masturbation Blues"
"Cum Stains on the Pillow"(about a boy and his dog)
"Itty Bitty Titties"

And a ton of others.

/loves me some david allen coe.

You left out all his White Power Ballads.


Fortunately he doesn't do those anymore. They do however still his X rated stuff at his shows. I saw him in concert last year and they basically had to wheel him on stage. He put on a good show, though it only lasted an hour.

i.imgur.com

Also...

"And if that ain't 'Country', I'll kiss your ass.
If that ain't 'country', it'll hair-lip the Pope.
If that ain't 'country', it's a damn good joke.
I've seen the Grand Ol' Opry, and I've met Johnny Cash.
If that ain't 'Country', I'll kiss your ass."
 
2012-11-02 08:45:33 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: Meant to add:

If country radio actually played any of the above songs (or, hell, artists) more than once every 8 months (if at all) I'd listen to it. But it doesn't*, so I won't.

I've a few people around me who DO choose to listen to it full time and tell me these things. All I hear on the extremely rare occasions when I'm exposed to it is mediocre-at-best pop music with an occasional all-but-subliminal hint of steel guitar and/or fiddle and/or mandolin used for "flavoring".


I'm not sure how you feel about Clear Channel, but the I heart Radio app has a pretty good "Roots of Country Music" station.
 
2012-11-02 08:49:14 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: Meant to add:

If country radio actually played any of the above songs (or, hell, artists) more than once every 8 months (if at all) I'd listen to it. But it doesn't*, so I won't.

I've a few people around me who DO choose to listen to it full time and tell me these things. All I hear on the extremely rare occasions when I'm exposed to it is mediocre-at-best pop music with an occasional all-but-subliminal hint of steel guitar and/or fiddle and/or mandolin used for "flavoring".


Since EVERY radio station is now on the internet, I highly recommend WNKU, public radio based in Northern Kentucky University. They don't play classic country, but they do play new Americana, and I have heard more good new music there than anywhere else lately.

And Townes Van Zandt wrote Waitin' Round To Die when he was 15. FIFTEEN.
Link

If your song makes an old black man cry, then you've got something special.
 
2012-11-02 08:55:01 PM

GameSprocket: Pandora's Litterbox: Meant to add:

If country radio actually played any of the above songs (or, hell, artists) more than once every 8 months (if at all) I'd listen to it. But it doesn't*, so I won't.

I've a few people around me who DO choose to listen to it full time and tell me these things. All I hear on the extremely rare occasions when I'm exposed to it is mediocre-at-best pop music with an occasional all-but-subliminal hint of steel guitar and/or fiddle and/or mandolin used for "flavoring".

I'm not sure how you feel about Clear Channel, but the I heart Radio app has a pretty good "Roots of Country Music" station.


I have a channel on Pandora for Iris DeMent It also plays a lot of Emmylou Harris and the like. Dwight Yoakam channel is also good.
 
2012-11-02 08:57:25 PM
I'm more of a Joe Ely-BR549-Webb Wilder-Jayhawks-Trent Summar-John Hiatt-Southern Culture On The Skids kinda country listener myself. Awards shows are nothing more than a circle jerk of "industry" wankers congratulating each other for peddling millions of "units" of watered-down fake tripe that glorifies stupidity to people who don't know better.

This is country

This is country

This is country

This is country

And even this... is more country that most of garbage you hear on the radio. Not to mention, just better in general.

A lot of the mass market "country" these days glorifies being an idiot, which I'm not a fan of. And Taylor Swift is as "country" like Britney Spears.

Also, I want to punch anyone who raps in a country song, right square in the yambag.

It is at least a positive thing Miranda Lambert won something rather than another pop tart. At least she has a measure of actual talent.
 
2012-11-02 09:00:52 PM
And Taylor Swift is as "country" like Britney Spears.

LOL. Nice sentence structure. Shoulda proofread.
 
2012-11-02 09:02:15 PM
Ryan Bingham is the real deal
Link
So is Slaid Cleaves
Link
 
2012-11-02 09:03:36 PM
Some day...
I'll be...
Well no, my songs'll still sound shiatty...
 
2012-11-02 09:13:32 PM
A little disappointed no one has given Gillian Welch any love yet (David Rawlings is an amazing musician)
Link

Old Crow Medicine Show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKupUCL0fgw
 
2012-11-02 09:16:01 PM
Next year my debut single, Smells Like Pig shiat, will put me on stage at the CMAs. I'll be the one wearing the cowboy hat, boots and giant belt buckle. And nothing else!!
 
2012-11-02 09:16:18 PM
Love some old country-western. Been enjoying the song names and lists.

Don't think anyone's mentioned "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (if I Die)" - Joe (somebody?). Awesome song to drink to.

Just remember that I like blondes...
 
2012-11-02 09:17:53 PM
Meant to say above- I love that song because my dad's old friend George specifically requested we go to his favorite bar after his funeral, drink our asses off, and play that song more than once.

We did. Sad day; awesome night.
 
2012-11-02 09:20:32 PM

evilgreg: Love some old country-western. Been enjoying the song names and lists.

Don't think anyone's mentioned "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (if I Die)" - Joe (somebody?). Awesome song to drink to.

Just remember that I like blondes...


Joe Diffie..I have that CD, good stuff.

/Yes I own CDs (though I havent bought a new one in like 10 years)
//Darn kids and their Itunas
 
2012-11-02 09:24:31 PM

GibbyTheMole: And Taylor Swift is as "country" like Britney Spears.


I dunno, Britney's life pretty much is a country song.
 
2012-11-02 09:24:56 PM
More OCMS (Alabama Hightest)
Link
 
2012-11-02 09:28:58 PM
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Hit Em Up Style
Link
 
2012-11-02 09:36:58 PM

Crewmannumber6: babysealclubber: Country Music my Ass.

Americana is what country music should be. The Civil Wars, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jason Isbell, The Mavericks, Alabama Shakes, Todd Snider, Slaid Cleaves. A lot of excellent music being made that isn't getting noticed


This. I cannot figure out why what's played on the radio is considered 'country' now with a bigass big hat big pick up truck cowboy attitude when it sounds like country pop- super manufactured pop at that.
 
2012-11-02 09:42:00 PM
Meh.

/too skinny
 
2012-11-02 09:47:01 PM

ambercat: Crewmannumber6: babysealclubber: Country Music my Ass.

Americana is what country music should be. The Civil Wars, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jason Isbell, The Mavericks, Alabama Shakes, Todd Snider, Slaid Cleaves. A lot of excellent music being made that isn't getting noticed

This. I cannot figure out why what's played on the radio is considered 'country' now with a bigass big hat big pick up truck cowboy attitude when it sounds like country pop- super manufactured pop at that.


Stop waiting for mainstream country to be anything other than a factory pandering to the lowest common denominator. find the outlets devoted to quality and support them
 
2012-11-02 10:00:20 PM

Crewmannumber6: Stop waiting for mainstream country to be anything other than a factory pandering to the lowest common denominator. find the outlets devoted to quality and support them


I have you favorited in green as a Prog fan. Was I drunk that night or are your musical tastes actually that broad?
 
2012-11-02 10:09:24 PM

Anderson's Pooper: Crewmannumber6: Stop waiting for mainstream country to be anything other than a factory pandering to the lowest common denominator. find the outlets devoted to quality and support them

I have you favorited in green as a Prog fan. Was I drunk that night or are your musical tastes actually that broad?


Good music is good music regardless of genre. I'm not a big fan of metal, but I like Filter, not big on punk but like Fugazi. There's even one or two rap songs I like
 
2012-11-02 10:18:33 PM

Crewmannumber6: And Townes Van Zandt wrote Waitin' Round To Die when he was 15. FIFTEEN.
Link


Thanks for that one. I'm gonna have to get some Townes stuff. I never heard that one before. Awesome songwriter, pretty tragic life.
 
2012-11-02 10:30:22 PM

Crewmannumber6: Good music is good music regardless of genre. I'm not a big fan of metal, but I like Filter, not big on punk but like Fugazi. There's even one or two rap songs I like


I agree with the "good music" sentiment. Even if something's not my style, if the talent is there you have to respect it. It's wading through the oceans of crap to find the good stuff that's difficult.

My playlist includes prog, classic rock, show tunes, blues, jazz, classical and Wagnerian opera so I'm open to a lot of stuff. I've performed both instrumentally and vocally during college, mostly church stuff.

Living only 5 miles from Country Concert Central has led me to the conclusion that listening to country music actually makes you lose IQ points. Those folks just ain't bright.

One of these days we need to do a Fark party in Dayton. You and I need to split a pitcher or two.
 
2012-11-02 10:35:46 PM
I remember a review of the Ramones that went something like this: "It's your fourth album. At some point you need to learn how to play your instruments." Same deal with Taylor Swift. After enough he-done-me-wrong songs, you become a self-parody. You were brave enough to change your hair and make-up. Now grow up.

/Not that it matters. She can't sing. Miranda Lambert got fat, old-looking and preachy. I like to look at Kelli Pickler and Julianne Hough, but I expect their music is awful.
 
2012-11-02 11:39:30 PM

GibbyTheMole:

Also, I want to punch anyone who raps in a country song, right square in the yambag.


Actually, I am strangely okay with Gangstagrass. Though not so much your link, yes.

On The Run

Gunslinging Rambler
 
2012-11-03 12:59:35 AM
Carl Perkins was more rockabilly than country
 
2012-11-03 01:20:16 AM
I have to second OCMS, Gillian Welch, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Todd Snider, Townes Van Zandt.

Might I add:

Steve Earle
Link

(Yeah, I could have went with Copperhead Road or I Feel Alright, but this one from his pairing with the Del McCoury Band spoke to me)

Robert Earl Keen
Link

The Secret Sisters
Link
(The red head sister is hot)

Shooter Jennings
Link

Guy Clark
Link

Turnpike Troubadores
Link

Ryan Bingham
Link

Punch Brothers
Link

Not only do they great country, but they blow the doors off Bach!
Link
 
2012-11-03 01:27:01 AM
img823.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-03 01:29:31 AM

ambercat: GibbyTheMole:

Also, I want to punch anyone who raps in a country song, right square in the yambag.


Actually, I am strangely okay with Gangstagrass. Though not so much your link, yes.

On The Run

Gunslinging Rambler


No doubt, My favorite is their original -Long Hard Times to Come
 
2012-11-03 01:40:48 AM
I had long individual responses typed up and then my computer hiccuped and ate 'em so I'm just going to give a blanket thanks to the lion's share of the posters on page 4 for the new (and new-to-me) leads on both worthy practitioners of modern Americana/Alt. Country (or: what (IMO) is the only music being produced these days that's at all fit to be called "country.") and the means by which to be introduced to more of them.

Your efforts couldn't be more appreciated.
 
2012-11-03 01:44:40 AM

Smeggy Smurf: EyeballKid: Country, My Ass!

[www.nashvillescene.com image 576x731]
Agrees

No mention of Jackson Taylor, Shooter Jennings, Kyle Park, Aaron Watson, Blackberry Smoke, Dale Watson, Hoss Howard and so forth goes to prove that not only has the Opry sinner, Nashville couldn't find country if it drove a train down Music Row.


ung. Dat picture. I think I just came in my pants. WOW. hawt rawr buh rawr
 
2012-11-03 01:55:37 AM

Pandora's Litterbox: Smeggy Smurf: browntimmy: I'm thinking the number of country songs in existence that could be described as "epic" or "masterpiece" is somewhere in the neighborhood of 0-2.

He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings

and most important of all:
This Cowboy's Hat - Chris Ledoux



128 "King Of The Road" - Roger Miller
127 "Lonesome On'ry and Mean" - Waylon Jennings
126 "Blood Red And Goin' Down" - Tanya Tucker
125 "Candy Kisses" - George Morgan
124 "Orange Blossom Special" - Johnny Cash
123 "Take This Job and Shove It" - Johnny Paycheck
122 "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" - Eddy Arnold
121 "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses" - Kathy Mattea
120 "Rose Garden (aka I Never Promised You A Rose Garden)" - Lynn Anderson
119 "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" - David Allen Coe
118 "Why Don't Ya Love Me" - Hank Williams, Sr.
117 "Country Bumpkin" - Cal Smith
116 "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" - Mary Chapin Carpenter
115 "Blue Suede Shoes" - Carl Perkins
114 "Amarillo By Morning" - George Strait
113 "North To Alaska" - Johnny Horton
112 "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" - George Strait
111 "I'm Not Lisa" - Jessi Colter
110 "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" - Lefty Frizzell
109 "The Gambler" - Kenny Rogers
108 "Silver Medals, and Sweet Memories" - Statler Brothers
107 "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" - Waylon Jennings
106 "Lookin' At The World Through a Windshield" - Del Reeves
105 "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" - Dwight Yoakam
104 "Walkin' After Midnight" - Patsy Cline
103 "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" - Hank Williams, Sr.
102 "Tennessee River" - Alabama
101 "Giddyup Go" - Red Sovine
100 "Wildwood Flower" - The Carter Family
99 "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" - Tammy Wynette
98 "Cool Water" - Bob Nolan & The Sons Of The Pioneers
97 "What a Difference You've Made In My Life" - Ronnie Milsap
96 "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone" - Charley Pride
95 "Sweet Dreams" - Patsy Cline
...

I've decided to add some to your list.


I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - Stanley Brothers
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Panco and Lefty - Willy Nelson and Merle Haggard
Should've Been A Cowboy - Toby Keith
Long Black Train - Josh Turner
Highwaymen - The Highwayman
Guitars, Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakam
The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
Midnight in Montgomery - Alan Jackson
Mountain Music - Alabama
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
Go Rest High On That Mountain - Vince Gill
Here's a Quarter - Travis Tritt
Fishin' in the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

It's really too bad that every other country song that comes on the radio nowadays is about drinking, women, pickup trucks, or some combination of the 3.
 
2012-11-03 02:46:21 AM
Is there a more over-exposed singer out there right now?
 
2012-11-03 02:52:07 AM

doctor wu: Is there a more over-exposed singer out there right now?


imageshack.us
 
2012-11-03 03:14:09 AM

Kuroshin: peterthx: red5ish: Hate to be the one to break it to you but Julianne Hough is a Mormon, a Romney supporter, and has been dating Ryan Seacrest for the last 3 years. She is good looking but I find the above mentioned traits repellent.

People like you are the reason the words "liberal tolerance" is becoming an oxymoron. Your kind are the most close-minded, petty, immature people there are. You only tolerate those who have the same exact views as yourself and loudly insult those who don't.

I'm conservative and the love of my life is practically a communist. We strongly disagree on a lot of issues but in the end what matters is how we love each other.

Hey now, there's tolerance, then there's "used to date Ryan Seacrest" tolerance. Somethings just can't be overlooked.


Yeah, but unless everybody on the planet has faulty gaydar, it's not like she's actually having sex with Ryan Seacrest. It's not like you'd catch any Ryan Seacrest germs from hooking up with her.
 
2012-11-03 03:21:38 AM

rynthetyn: Yeah, but unless everybody on the planet has faulty gaydar, it's not like she's actually having sex with Ryan Seacrest. It's not like you'd catch any Ryan Seacrest germs from hooking up with her.


Apparently, you can catch kale germs, though.
 
2012-11-03 05:42:43 AM

AmericanEagle: ambercat: GibbyTheMole:

Also, I want to punch anyone who raps in a country song, right square in the yambag.


Actually, I am strangely okay with Gangstagrass. Though not so much your link, yes.

On The Run

Gunslinging Rambler

No doubt, My favorite is their original -Long Hard Times to Come


I like that one too, but I thought people might know that as 'the theme to Justified'. Because I just assume nothing is obscure on fark.

I'm compelled to post few more songs without rap on them....some of which I can't post from youtube because they have no youtube. But I'm sure that's still not too obscure for fark, right? RIGHT. Okay.

American Anodyne- Call My Brother

Oriole Post - New London

The Grisly Hand - Western Ave

Kane - Whiskey In Mind I can feel you judging me but it's catchy, dammit

And finally, more of a singer-songwriter-folk-country guy but still more country than Taylor, so...not everyone's cup of tea, but Jonathan Byrd - Diana Jones and May The River Run Dry, and Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh - I Was An Oak Tree
 
2012-11-03 06:53:14 AM

Anderson's Pooper: Crewmannumber6: Good music is good music regardless of genre. I'm not a big fan of metal, but I like Filter, not big on punk but like Fugazi. There's even one or two rap songs I like

I agree with the "good music" sentiment. Even if something's not my style, if the talent is there you have to respect it. It's wading through the oceans of crap to find the good stuff that's difficult.

My playlist includes prog, classic rock, show tunes, blues, jazz, classical and Wagnerian opera so I'm open to a lot of stuff. I've performed both instrumentally and vocally during college, mostly church stuff.

Living only 5 miles from Country Concert Central has led me to the conclusion that listening to country music actually makes you lose IQ points. Those folks just ain't bright.

One of these days we need to do a Fark party in Dayton. You and I need to split a pitcher or two.


And shots. Jagerbombs all round!

/Moraine
 
2012-11-03 07:06:31 AM
ambercat & AmericanEagle Your newsletter... I would like to subscribe to it.
 
2012-11-03 08:55:12 AM

Crewmannumber6: Ryan Bingham is the real deal
Link
So is Slaid Cleaves
Link


I love this Slaid Cleaves song.

Link
 
2012-11-03 09:00:59 AM

jst3p: She is never, ever, ever getting a CMA!


She needs to do more ATMs before she gets any CMAs.
 
2012-11-03 10:10:36 AM
Because I'm at work and can't go to youtube:

Sons of Bill - Broken Bottles
- Joey's Arm

Griffin House - Live to be Free
- Remember (It's Happening Again)
 
2012-11-03 11:33:59 AM
Almost forgot a truly classic country song: Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice".

Link

/fo shizzle
//no really, fo shizzle. Check it out.
 
2012-11-03 11:48:29 AM

Anderson's Pooper: Crewmannumber6: Good music is good music regardless of genre. I'm not a big fan of metal, but I like Filter, not big on punk but like Fugazi. There's even one or two rap songs I like

I agree with the "good music" sentiment. Even if something's not my style, if the talent is there you have to respect it. It's wading through the oceans of crap to find the good stuff that's difficult.

My playlist includes prog, classic rock, show tunes, blues, jazz, classical and Wagnerian opera so I'm open to a lot of stuff. I've performed both instrumentally and vocally during college, mostly church stuff.

Living only 5 miles from Country Concert Central has led me to the conclusion that listening to country music actually makes you lose IQ points. Those folks just ain't bright.

One of these days we need to do a Fark party in Dayton. You and I need to split a pitcher or two.


I'm west of Cincinnati so the next one should in the Middletown area
 
2012-11-03 11:58:52 AM

fenianfark: Crewmannumber6: Ryan Bingham is the real deal
Link
So is Slaid Cleaves
Link

I love this Slaid Cleaves song.

Link


I'm not surprised someone named fenianfark likes Slaid Cleaves, he spent years busking on the streets of Cork.

I agree with Robert Earl Keen's opinion of Toby Kieth
Link
 
2012-11-03 12:15:43 PM
Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together PARODY!! KOA #64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGOtPBka3J8&feature=relmfu
 
2012-11-03 12:55:37 PM
Was anyone shot ? You know cause of that whole redneck and guns correlation or does that only happen at award shows celebrating young successful nubians?
 
2012-11-03 01:11:14 PM
 
2012-11-03 05:31:54 PM

GameSprocket: FLMountainMan: how many songs did he actually write?

Writer(s) Johnny Cash

(snip)

The Man Comes Around

That is from a fast Google search.


That one song is a great example of how awesome Johnny Cash ( & old Country Music) was.

/ contrast that with the spineless and poppy "Country" Music today...
 
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