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Old 10-22-2009, 10:23 AM   #141 (permalink)
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Awesome! Can't wait to hear more Corb Lund. Horse Soldier was a cut above the average country, for sure. There's a lot of good country music coming from Canada these days.

I've got Five Dollar Bill and Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland Steer, too. Also several live recordings - he's terrific live.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:39 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I haven't got any live recordings, however I'd be far more interested in actual albums than just a compilation of live songs. I always hated it when bands released live albums from different shows all mashed together on one album, really cuts the flow and overall impression of the album in half. The need to get the albums Modern Pain and Unforgiving Mistress. I would also highly recommend Losin' Lately Gambler because if you liked Hair in My Eyes.. then you'll really enjoy this one.

Talking about him live, here's a great clip I found of him doing "The Hockey Song"

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Old 10-24-2009, 07:59 AM   #143 (permalink)
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If I remember correctly, I got the live shows from archive.org. Whole shows. There's a TON of artist-approved stuff available there.
I'll try to send you the other Corb Lund albums that I have, if you want. I've only got a few tracks from Modern Pain and Unforgiven Mistress. I'd love the new one, if it's not too much trouble.
Hockey Game's a fun clip - hockey's like the national religion up there. (I'm originally from Canada and my Dad, brothers, etc. are all hockey nuts.)
Another Canadian that I like is Luke Doucet, more a singer-songwriter but very talented.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:42 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera



There's no real easy way to say this without sounding like I'm full of shit (I'm actually full of chicken fried steak), but this album is by far the best driving album to date, end of story. The way the tracks flow into each other and the story they weave makes it hard to full appreciate it if you're not physically moving. This is not only the Drive-By Truckers' magnum opus, but one for the entire Country-Rock genre.

The most interesting point that I've found from the album is their comparison to the rise and fall of Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd to the cultural deterioration of the "Old South". Southern Rock Opera really does well in paying homage to Lynyrd Skynrd, Neil Young, and George Wallace. Mostly what the album is trying to do is to explain what Skynyrd was trying to do 30 years ago, for the new generation. I know it's a little egotistical and I'm pretty sure Patterson Hood and the other members of Drive-By Truckers would object, but I really do view them as this generation's Skynyrd.

Many people still have a big misconception of what the South is like. Ignorance is always going to exist; however, in our technologically advanced social networking world we live in today it's a little sad that people think of Southerners as backwards racist people. Does racism still exist in the South? Yes, but does it exist in every corner of the Globe? Hell yes! The song "The Three Great Alabama Icons" does a very good job at dissecting the race issue in the South and how former Alabama Governor George Wallace really helped cement that image of the racist South into the minds of the rest of the country. Patterson Hood really does his best to explain that there's a whole other life style and people in the South, but other people's misconceptions make it impossible to see past the Rebel Flag.

Lyrically the album is absolutely brilliant, some of the most intelligent song-writing I have seen in a good long time. Musically, some of the songs really do sound a like, but that can be said about almost any genre. The subject matter is the major drawing point of the album and that is really where it shines best.

Next time you're going out for a long drive I would highly recommend bringing this album along for the drive, it's charm and good hearted nature really makes it invaluable for those long night drives by yourself.








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Old 10-24-2009, 05:32 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Yup. A classic. Nice review.

As for on non-gothic, the Wrinkle Neck Mules do up alt-country right and the Steeldrivers kick bluegrass butt. And Two Tons of Steel from Texas....

And really far-off topic is that there's been an interesting (to me anyway) series on PBS this month on the evolution of various types of Latin music.

So what are folks favorite, say, 10 albums?
Could generate some new chatter. I'm not sure that I could even narrow it down to 10 with so much out there!
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Yup. A classic. Nice review.

As for on non-gothic, the Wrinkle Neck Mules do up alt-country right and the Steeldrivers kick bluegrass butt. And Two Tons of Steel from Texas....

And really far-off topic is that there's been an interesting (to me anyway) series on PBS this month on the evolution of various types of Latin music.

So what are folks favorite, say, 10 albums?
Could generate some new chatter. I'm not sure that I could even narrow it down to 10 with so much out there!
I've been trying to find these guys for a few weeks now, you wouldn't happen to have The Wicks Have Met would you?
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:42 AM   #147 (permalink)
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I do indeed, and their others too. My non-techy self will try to figure out how to get it to you. Were you interested in the other Corb Lund titles that I have? (and thanks again!)
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:26 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Yup. A classic. Nice review.

As for on non-gothic, the Wrinkle Neck Mules do up alt-country right and the Steeldrivers kick bluegrass butt. And Two Tons of Steel from Texas....

And really far-off topic is that there's been an interesting (to me anyway) series on PBS this month on the evolution of various types of Latin music.

So what are folks favorite, say, 10 albums?
Could generate some new chatter. I'm not sure that I could even narrow it down to 10 with so much out there!

i'll second the two tons mention, and lend a hand stuffin the ballot box,....
if you ever make it down to the hill country, we are into the 14th year of ton tons tuesdays at gruene hall,.....just sayin
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if you ever make it down to the hill country, we are into the 14th year of ton tons tuesdays at gruene hall
Hill country..Gruene Hall? Do you live in New Braunfels?
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Hill country..Gruene Hall? Do you live in New Braunfels?
i dont, but that area is kinda my happy place
i'm just south of dallas

lucky for me though, i'm austin bound for a few days
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