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Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


escape artist posted:

just discovering Sturgill Simpson and well, it's a treat

You are going to be really pissed or really satisfied as you dive in

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escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

Slow train coming


Bonzo posted:

You are going to be really pissed or really satisfied as you dive in

I don't know much about country at all. It was a genre I kind of avoided because I was close-minded, and am just kinda digging into it because of stuff like Todd Snider and John Prine. Find myself really digging Steve Earle, Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver

I went through a Sturgill playlist last night and loved it. Now I am getting baked as I dig into Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and I loving love it.

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



escape artist posted:

Now I am getting baked as I dig into Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and I loving love it.

Choice

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


escape artist posted:


I went through a Sturgill playlist last night and loved it. Now I am getting baked as I dig into Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and I loving love it.

That's the high water mark for me

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



TIL: Before Yola cut her magnificent solo album last year, she was in a band called Phantom Limb. It's pretty darn good. They are on all better streaming platforms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYp_RG1RffY

DogoDogo
Jun 12, 2018


The world may be ending and all but thereís a surprise Tyler Childers album drop!!!!!!!!!!

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



DogoDogo posted:

The world may be ending and all but thereís a surprise Tyler Childers album drop!!!!!!!!!!

Almost all cover songs.

Sir Bobert Fishbone
Jan 16, 2006

Beebort


Speaking of cover songs:
https://twitter.com/AmerSongwriter/...345807558463488

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


This song should be way more popular I feel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdfqzuQ8j5I

droll
Jan 9, 2020


XBenedict posted:

Almost all cover songs.

Boy is sober, looking good, and speaking up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ3_AJ5Ysx0

BurningBeard
May 10, 2013


As someone who shares a very similar heritage to him, and has always felt a really strong kinship to the Kentucky guys now gaining ascendency, Iím about to cry over here. Powerful, amazing stuff. Thanks for sharing.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap


droll posted:

Boy is sober, looking good, and speaking up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ3_AJ5Ysx0

Ok, I know who one of my Red Rocks show for next year will be now.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

Slow train coming


So I went from Metamodern Sounds to Sound and Fury and well, I love Sound and Fury too.

At which point am I supposed to be pissed off? High Top or Sailor's Guide?

drat, I seriously love this.

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



escape artist posted:

So I went from Metamodern Sounds to Sound and Fury and well, I love Sound and Fury too.

At which point am I supposed to be pissed off? High Top or Sailor's Guide?

drat, I seriously love this.

I like sailors guide. I didnít like sound and fury at all.

droll
Jan 9, 2020


XBenedict posted:

I like sailors guide. I didnít like sound and fury at all.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

Slow train coming


XBenedict posted:

I like sailors guide. I didnít like sound and fury at all.

It drat sure wasn't what I expected at all, but I have to say being on edibles really helped. It's not country. I don't know what the hell genre to call it.

I am gonna go ahead and finish out his discography tonight.

I think I'll be in this thread quite a bit asking for recommendations. That John Prine live album with the electric band (September 78?) was exquisite. Someone mentioned that a few pages back.

BurningBeard
May 10, 2013


I respect Sound for the balls it took to create, and I love how trollish heís been in general just because itís a shtick he wears well. But I fuckiní hate that album.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap


Weird. I love sound and fury. Donít much care for all his other stuff, but I do appreciate what he does.

El Jebus
Jun 18, 2008

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It took me two full listens to appreciate Sound & Fury. I enjoyed everything else he'd done as country music, but Sound & Fury is just somethin else. Make Art Not Friends is just so drat enjoyable. Plus I love the thematic elements in the "movie".

droll
Jan 9, 2020


Probably not new information for many thread readers, citations needed released this today: https://medium.com/@CitationsPodcst...ic-97a9f2002302 - How the Right shaped pop country music

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




They kind of skipped over 90s country in their analysis but I was listening to some the other day and even back then there was a strong narrative undercurrent of poverty, provincialism, the man keeping you down etc. Way different from the ooo-rah authoritarian tack that pop country took following 9/11 and Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy poo poo.

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



Nashville country being conservative is nothing new. All you have to do is actually read the lyrics. I think maybe it's also partially due to the fact that country music is structurally simple.

There were obviously some exceptions, notably Loretta Lynn's "The Pill".

I guess that's the reason that I've always leaned hard into outlaw country and alt-country. gently caress that "God, guns, and family" nonsense. (Note: I do make exceptions for the early work of Gram Parsons. There were a lot of covers of older songs with those themes, "I am a Pilgrim", "The Angels Rejoiced", and "The Christian Life", etc)

Xguard86
Nov 22, 2004

"You don't understand his pain. Everywhere he goes he sees women working, wearing pants, speaking in gatherings, voting. Surely they will burn in the white hot flames of Hell"

droll posted:

Probably not new information for many thread readers, citations needed released this today: https://medium.com/@CitationsPodcst...ic-97a9f2002302 - How the Right shaped pop country music

Listened. Like you said, I don't think I'm the target audience since I was already aware of all this but I also question who is.

It seems like their audience would already agree even without knowing details and someone who didn't would nope out pretty fast at the tone and pov. So, sort of a waste :\

I did think it was funny how I'd not heard all their song samples but was super familiar with all the "dissenting artists they rattled off".

Also yet more props to Johnny Cash for playing a protest song for Nixon at the white house.

Kaiser Schnitzel
Mar 28, 2006

Schnitzel mit uns




Nice new (to me) track of Dirk Powell's latest album:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ciIQSJqi4Q

Kaiser Schnitzel fucked around with this message at 02:41 on Oct 6, 2020

DogoDogo
Jun 12, 2018


Sturgill Simpson does bluegrass! https://www.pastemagazine.com/music...luegrass-album/

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island



That tracklist can't be the final order. The first seven tracks are alphabetized, and then 8-20 are alphabetized

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




Fun Shoe

god drat this album owns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYcmf9cRp7A

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



Yeah this is real fuckin good.

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



This will be seen as peak Sturgill.

droll
Jan 9, 2020


Covering other peoples songs, meh.

Covering your own songs, yeh!

Parachute
May 18, 2003


yeah that sturgill is fuckin good

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


I had a dream that Sturgill did a metal album.

El Jebus
Jun 18, 2008

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Bonzo posted:

I had a dream that Sturgill did a metal album.

He should do a metal album with just bluegrass/country musicians. Billy Strings would be up for it, I bet.

Lutha Mahtin
Oct 10, 2010

Your brokebrain sin is absolved...go and shitpost no more!


Bonzo posted:

I had a dream that Sturgill did a metal album.

you dreamed of the future my friend

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap


Lutha Mahtin posted:

you dreamed of the future my friend

Yeah this is almost certain. Some parts of Sound and Fury were pushing stoner.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


Well drat, Jerry Jeff Walker died

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Bonzo posted:

Well drat, Jerry Jeff Walker died

That sucks. He was great.

Sheng-Ji Yang
Mar 5, 2014




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZDBXm11WXY

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


uuuuuggggghhhHHHHHHHHH

man, gently caress this year

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/...ituary-1082610/

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XBenedict
May 23, 2006

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Itís sooooo tasty.

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