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Old 07-14-2018, 07:46 AM   #411 (permalink)
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^I'm gonna watch that sometime later, so I bookmarked it.

I used to watch music documentaries about all sorts of genres and artists - often things I weren't even musically interested in.
^ Yep, I often find that a documentary about a musician or genre is more interesting than the tedium of actually listening to their material. It's a point that someone made in this thread, which could really do with some repair. Links don't work and the OP deleted all his posts, so it has a kind of eerie ghost-thread feel:-

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I've got this weird thing with country, where I like the idea of getting into it, but can't seem to find artists that I really connect with. Unless you count Neko Case, who is more alternative country, I guess. I really like Joan Baez and she feels kinda country at times, but still... this genre keeps slipping through my fingers.
^ Apart from knowing about Neko Case, this could be word-for-word my opinion about country music too, MicShazam! If you are willing, perhaps we could explore the genre together here ? It'd be fun to have a companion on the journey, especially as the destination itself might turn out to be a disappointment.

One starting point could be where country music blurs into the more appealing genre of rock. If so, Gram Parsons might be the guy to begin with:-



Spoiler for setlist of GP tribute album:
1. John Hiatt introduction (cut at start)
2. Return Of The Grevious Angel (Emmylou Harris & Ryan Adams)
3. High Fashion Queen (Steve Earle & Chris Hillman)
4. Dialogue-Emmylou & Hiatt
5. Hickory Wind (Gillian Welch & David Rawlings)
6. Hot Burrito #1 (The Mavericks)
7. Dialogue-Emmylou & Hiatt
8. Sin City (Earle, Welch & Rawlings)
9. Dialogue-Emmylou & Hiatt
10. 100 Years From Now (Wilco)
11. Dialogue-Emmylou, Hillman & Hiatt
12. Juanita-Sheryl Crow & Emmylou
13. Dialogue-Emmylou, Hillman & Hiatt
14. Wheels (Hillman & Jim Lauderdale)
15. Dialogue-Emmylou, Hillman & Hiatt
16. A Song For You (Whiskeytown)
17. In My Hour Of Darkness (Victoria Williams & All)
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:49 AM   #412 (permalink)
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i fucin hate the culture, not just the music, most are racist because they idolize this 1800's lifestyle



stop listening to country music, stop making country music.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:58 AM   #413 (permalink)
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^ haha! Got any racist country songs to back up that opinion, mindfulness?

It's not something that ever occured to me tbh, but here are ten Afro-American country artists who, if asked, might have disagreed with you:-

https://www.ranker.com/list/best-bla...s/ranker-music
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^ haha! Got any racist country songs to back up that opinion, mindfulness?

It's not something that ever occured to me tbh, but here are ten Afro-American country artists who, if asked, might have disagreed with you:-

https://www.ranker.com/list/best-bla...s/ranker-music
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im sorry for hating country music
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^ haha! Got any racist country songs to back up that opinion, mindfulness?

It's not something that ever occured to me tbh, but here are ten Afro-American country artists who, if asked, might have disagreed with you:-

https://www.ranker.com/list/best-bla...s/ranker-music
Charley Pride comes to mind, though he isn't really my cup of tea.

Actually, I can limit my favorite country music artists to Johnny Cash, maybe some Hank Williams, and a lot of the alt-country (I like Neko Case too). Mindfulness, you'd be surprised at just how many country artists are anything but racist (Johnny Cash and Steve Earle are two names that come to mind). Yeah, there is a lot of right wing attitudes within the music but the exceptions really shine through.
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Fact: country is the most racist genre.

I dig the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band but most of the other country that I like might as well be folk.

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Fact: country is the most racist genre.

I dig the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band but most of the other country that I like might as well be folk.


I won't argue that. I just wanted to point out not all country artists are rednecks.

Yeah, the country I do like tends to border on folk, a genre I very much like.
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I won't argue that. I just wanted to point out not all country artists are rednecks.
No ****. No genre is homogeneous.
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this my favorite but i prolly only like 10 country songs

edit: more like 5 songs prolly
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Actually, I can limit my favorite country music artists to Johnny Cash, maybe some Hank Williams, and a lot of the alt-country (I like Neko Case too). Mindfulness, you'd be surprised at just how many country artists are anything but racist (Johnny Cash and Steve Earle are two names that come to mind). Yeah, there is a lot of right wing attitudes within the music but the exceptions really shine through.
^ Thanks for reminding me of those guys, rubber soul! Actually, Hank Williams Jnr. also has some decent songs.

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Fact: country is the most racist genre.
^ Unfortunately, I don't think that typing "Fact" in front of your opinion makes it true, Frownland. A quick dip into the internet suggests that Neo-Nazi Black Metal prob wins the loathesome title of "Most Racist Genre":-

https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-m...musical-genres

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I dig the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band but most of the other country that I like might as well be folk.
^ Yeah, I downloaded some Nitty Gritty tracks and have them somewhere. Also agree that on the sliding scale between folk, bluegrass and country, I prefer the simple acoustic folky stuff over slick Nashville pedal-steel country.
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