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Topic 11 of 100: country music

Wed, Nov 27, 1996 (00:24) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
The country music topic.
19 responses total.

 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 1 of 19: Jonathan Moss  (jmmoss) * Sun, Feb 16, 1997 (13:16) * 16 lines 
 
Well, I country music. My favorite bands/ artists are Alabama and
Don Williams. Alabama have released alot of great stuff, "Dixeland
Delight" and "Song of the South" are classic country songs. Don Williams
is perhaps country's most consist performer. He always sings/writes
good songs. My father tells me that Don Williams got in the top ten
charts in the '70's (both in the US and UK) with "Come Early Morning".
Can this be true?
Unfortnately, I don't think these artists get any exposure on CMT,
I don't know why. Also Dwight Yoakam is good, "Sorry You Asked" being
my favorite song of his.
In England where I come from, country isn't very big. People just about have
heard of Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton, but appart from that they don't
know much about country. I guess the surroundings in America make the
tales country songs tell more belivable. Don Williams regularly tours
England, but other country stars seems to stay away. Perhaps if they
toured here they'd be more popular here.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 2 of 19: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 16, 1997 (21:54) * 2 lines 
 
Where are you living now and when did you move here from England?



 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 3 of 19: Bruno  (brunopolar) * Wed, Apr 29, 1998 (19:35) * 3 lines 
 
Would anybody help me? I'm looking for Dixeland Delight (Alabama) lyric.
If anyone can help me, please e-mail me at brunopolo@hotmail.com
Thanks in advance.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 4 of 19: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (07:37) * 1 lines 
 
Country music is yuksies.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 5 of 19: Alexander  (aschuth) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (15:09) * 5 lines 
 
Hmh, dunno. If you look at what they all sell as "country" today - yak! Leave the charts and top-40-radio-"country" aside, and try Hank Williams (the dad, not junior!), and Johnny Cash. Or rockabilly, whew! That packs a load!

There are great artists that are country-influenced, that I enjoy: Wilco, Fink (from Hamburg), Hazeldine (the early Glitterhouse-CD "How Bees Fly" is a marvel!), the Okra All Stars (first released in Germany, reissued for USA on Innerstate Rec.). The Violent Femmes owe country big time. Granfaloon Bus!

Good songs, good lyrics. Often tragic, sometimes funny - always with a dark humour.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 6 of 19: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (18:45) * 2 lines 
 
Please tell me why there are no Country Music songs about happy relationships
between the sexes?! They seem to wallow in misery.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 7 of 19: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (23:22) * 28 lines 
 
Johnny Cash was awesome. So was Hank Williams. Willie Nelson is a wonderful songwriter. And so was the late Steve Goodman:

I was drunk the day my mama
got home from prison
I went to meet her in the pouring rain
But before I could get to the railroad station in my pickup truck\
She got run over by a damned old train

And I'll hang around as long as you will let me
I've never minded standing in the rain
You don't have to call me darlin', Darlin'
You never even called me by my name.

And then there's country's reigning bad boy (since the death of Johnny Paycheck)
David Allan Coe:

If that ain't country
It's a pig in a poke
If that ain't country
It's a damn good joke

I've seen the Grand Ole Opry
and I've met Johnny Cash--
If that ain't country
I'll kiss your ass!


Marcia, what can I say except pain sells. Bill Clinton sold his own lying ass by telling us (falsely) that he feels our pain. You don't find a lot of happy love lyrics in good pop (perhaps an oxymoron) music either.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 8 of 19: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (23:24) * 1 lines 
 
Love that analysis! Incredible but true. And, I offered to hold BC still for you in Poetry while you gave him your best shot...any time...any where!


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 9 of 19: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (23:31) * 1 lines 
 
I don't know if you could hold him. He is "Slick Willie."


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 10 of 19: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (00:03) * 1 lines 
 
...with sheer determination...and a few like-minded souls, mebbe I could!


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 11 of 19: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (00:07) * 1 lines 
 
Backl on topic, I love Don Williams' voice - he could sing anything and make it sound good...and I own a CD by the Highwaymen...my fav!


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 12 of 19: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (02:27) * 1 lines 
 
Actually, there wAS country music that I once liked. I recently saw an early John Travolta movie - Urban Cowboy. A little naff, but GREAT music!


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 13 of 19: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (03:39) * 1 lines 
 
There was one great song on that CD: "Lookin' for Love" by Johnny Lee. Rumor was Travolta was going to do a sequel to that movie in India. Before giving up the project, they went through two working titles: "Turban Cowboy" and "Sacred Cowboy."


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 14 of 19: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (03:40) * 1 lines 
 
What does 'naff mean...and who is DJ Bobo?


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 15 of 19: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (13:14) * 3 lines 
 
Sacred Cowboy!! ha-ha!!!

'Naff' is an expression frequently used by the English. It means something like 'go away'! So, Urban Cowboy being naff was sort of 'oh, GO AWAY!'-like. Or it can be a more playful way of saying fuk off. You say, 'Oh, NAFF off, will you??'


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 16 of 19: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (13:16) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, and DJ Bobo is an appalling and appallingly successful Swiss cook turned Pop/Techno star.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 17 of 19: Alexander  (aschuth) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (14:58) * 1 lines 
 
Touring Germany, too, doing tv shows, and appealing to the 12-18 year old set.


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 18 of 19: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (15:58) * 1 lines 
 
Not my thing, but I wondered since little Isa seems to go for it. Does he have a large US audience?


 Topic 11 of 100 [music]: country music
 Response 19 of 19: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Oct  3, 1999 (08:48) * 2 lines 
 
Probably not. Over here they consider themselves international starts if they've had performances in Luzern AND Gstaad....
Alexander just forgot to mention the appeal that his silly 'Birthday' song has for 4 year-olds!

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