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Recommend me some Raw Classic Country

Discussion in 'music' started by strummer, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. strummer

    strummer pfm Member

    Right, I’ve just ordered a Hank Williams Best Of.. I’m looking for a few recommendations.

    No Garth Crooks / Dixie Chicks / Achy Breaky Heart bollocks!

    No over-production.

    Just good old Raw, Whiskey addled, my Dog went & left me Country music.

    An example of what I like is the track used in the Jackass film, “If You’re Gonna be Dumb, You Gotta be Tough”, but unfortunately, that’s appears to be a one-hit-wonder. Johnnie Knoxsville’s uncle, I think.
     
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    1950-60s Johnny Cash is the place to start IMHO.

    Tony.
     
  3. strummer

    strummer pfm Member

    Thanks Tony

    Well I have the 2 Prison albums (as you know, having joined me several times in taunting Andy H with them :D).

    I know they are late '60s. Does that cover it or are there other albums I need?
     
  4. The Captain

    The Captain ~~~~~~~~~~

    These are raw, 100% (alternative) country AND may make you laugh as well..

    1. Howling Willy C**t.
    2. Ween- 12 Golden Country Greats.
    3. Moistboyz- I & II (forget the others: these 2 f*kng rock hard).
     
  5. strummer

    strummer pfm Member

    Blimey, the write-up of the Moistboyz doesn't sound like what I'm looking for, but at £1.98 +p&p, 1&11 are now on their way :D

    I HAVE to check out Howling Willy C**t :eek:


    I was looking for proper whiney, peddle-steel, Honky Tonk!
     
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    You want some 50s Sun label stuff and some 60s Columbia studio stuff to contrast with the live albums. A couple of good comps would probably sort it.

    Tony.
     
  7. The Captain

    The Captain ~~~~~~~~~~

  8. strummer

    strummer pfm Member

    Thanks Tony

    I will look into these as soon as I can extract myself from the trail of Filth the Captain has put me on :eek:
     
  9. The Captain

    The Captain ~~~~~~~~~~

    Seriously tho Strummer, I&II on one cd- so f**king great its in my all time top 10: it riffs like Pistols but funnier, & actually not quite as dumb as it sounds on 1st glance.. but basically its no bollocks white trash country/metal. Oh and a drum machine and an angle-grinder solo. Its musical heaven, to me anyway :D.

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  10. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    You've already got Hank Williams, and he's the best.

    Cash's Sun recordings, and Elvis's too, would be a good bet.

    -- Ian
     
  11. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member

    Buck Owens and his Buckaroos will do you up right. A modern outfit called The Derailers is good too, in the Buck mold, but with their own flavor. Dwight Yoakam is another Buck disciple, but I like the Derailers better.

    If Hank Sr. trips yer trigger, might try Wayne "The Train" Hancock. He gets the best bits right, with some rockabilly 'tude thrown in.
     
  12. The Captain

    The Captain ~~~~~~~~~~

  13. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member

    Just going through my stuff... here's some more old classics nobody should be without:

    Webb Pierce
    Ferlin Husky
    Hank Snow
    Faron Young
    Ernest Tubb
    Marty Robbins

    too many to list. Out of the above list (once I got Buck Owens covered) I'd be hard pressed to choose, but Webb Pierce and Ernest Tubb are just too good not to have.
     
  14. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    Cool list Kasper. I'm a big fan of Faron Young.

    -- Ian
     
  15. ErikL

    ErikL pfm Member

    Try this...

    Swingin' Doors

    "Swingin' Doors is dedicated to a wide range of country sounds and styles, from honky tonk and western swing to alternative country and bluegrass, in sharp contrast to the tight playlists and narrow focus of today's commercial country radio.

    As might be expected from a show named Swingin' Doors, there's usually a bit more honky tonk than anything else, though you'll hear everything from old-time fiddle tunes and boppin' country boogie to lush Countrypolitan sounds and hard-charging alternative twang-rock."
     
  16. Kit Taylor

    Kit Taylor Well-Known Member

    Try When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers.

    Raw Christian & secular country pop from the 50s/early 60s, with lots of lovely telecaster. Ira Louvin was very religious, and also a raging alcoholic. He died with several outstanding warrants for driving under the influence, in a car crash with a drunk driver.

    The CD is mastered by Steve Hoffman and sounds great. Really stark.
     
  17. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    I like the sound of that. Ordered.

    -- Ian
     
  18. jimb0

    jimb0 Jelly Roll Soul

    Here are some mp3s showcasing the use of fuzztone in country stuff - lots of fun stuff there even if completely add odds with what you are after ;-).
     
  19. jimb0

    jimb0 Jelly Roll Soul

    P.S Louvin brothers are excellent - check out the cover of 'Satan is Real'!

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  20. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    And let us not forget more recent records: it's not all Garth Crooks! Bonnie Prince Billy. Plays Greatest Palace Music is a good place to start wherein he covers his own songs in a Nashville style or More Palace Music which is spare and dark. Cash covered some Will Oldham tunes on his later records and saw him as a kindred spirit. One of his songs is rather delightfully entitled "You've got cum in your hair and your dick's hanging out" which should appeal to the Jackass viewer in you.


    Kevin
     

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