#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, December 23rd, 2013 17:15
#2 By: Jardine, December 23rd, 2013 17:24
What about Man in Black? Written in 1971.
#3 By: gilbert wham, December 23rd, 2013 17:24
1974 called, they want a word:
Whadda I do to make MY youtubes appear @Jardine?
#4 By: daneel, December 23rd, 2013 17:25
...because it's country music?
#5 By: Stephen Schenck, December 23rd, 2013 17:27
What are "white people," Alex?
#6 By: Uber Alice, December 23rd, 2013 17:28
And not even a mention of Mama, prison or trains.
#7 By: Aaron Harmon, December 23rd, 2013 17:29
I will admit a fondness for tight jeans.
#8 By: Kelly M, December 23rd, 2013 17:30
lol, it's been this way for at least 3 decades!
#9 By: daneel, December 23rd, 2013 17:31
#10 By: Mister44, December 23rd, 2013 17:31
It's been a few decades since any country music wasn't awful.
#11 By: aikimoe, December 23rd, 2013 17:32
Judging country music based on pop country is like judging science fiction movies based on the latest Star Trek. There are lots and lots of great country songs written since '69. Robbie Fulks, for instance, has written many, many great songs in the last 20 years. His latest album, released in August, has several. I can't recommend it highly enough.
#12 By: aikimoe, December 23rd, 2013 17:42
This is an unquestionably great (and seasonal!) country song.
#13 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 23rd, 2013 17:43
I think it's utterly unfair to label all country music produced in 2013 as awful, especially if you haven't listened to all of it. Much of it was actually either atrocious, dreadful or nasty.
#14 By: Silus, December 23rd, 2013 17:46
#15 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 23rd, 2013 17:49
Who would have thought that "Make me some generic pop; but with gun racks!" wouldn't go well?
#16 By: Nylund, December 23rd, 2013 17:50
If you think 1969 was the year of the last good country song, then you need to watch Heartworn Highways, filmed in 1975.
While Townes Van Zandt is definitely country, this song may not be, but still...
#17 By: Joe Tory, December 23rd, 2013 17:50
Totally wrong about all country music being awful, proof is below (and seasonal!!):
#18 By: Beau Williamson, December 23rd, 2013 18:06
Some Neil Young would disagree,
and listen to this:
very new great old country...
#19 By: Angus M, December 23rd, 2013 18:07
I think it was Jon Langford (of "The Mekons", "The Waco Brothers", and sundry other bands) who described modern country music as "suburban rock with a cowboy hat on."
#20 By: nonfer, December 23rd, 2013 18:07
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