Sunday, June 08, 2008
Posted by miko564
I should have kept my big mouth shut about country music! Picking country for people who probably don't like country is a pain in the ass.
My musical taste runs towards vocals and lyrics, thus my Ipod is chock-a-block with country, blues, and R&B...but I DID say I would lay some country on y'all, so here goes.
I started old school, with what is in my opinion one of the greatest country songs ever written and sung. (AC, this goes to your point on whether we are looking for obscure music. For a country fan, this is as far from obscure as it gets, but if you aren't familiar with country you may have never heard it.) This is somewhat unfair to all of you, this song should really be enjoyed immediately after a break-up or the death of someone close to you. I present to you a concise bit of misery, sung by the man that Tammy Wynette wrote "Stand by Your Man" for...
1) George Jones-He Stopped Loving Her Today
Besides misery and losing your truck or dog, country does the barroom anthem IMHO better than any other genre of music. Picking a county/rock, upbeat anthem was a bitch. You would be well-served with Big and Rich's-"Big Time" or David Allen Coe's-"You Never Even Call Me by My Name", but I went with my latest "belt it out" favorite to follow DCD's lead. (Also the name of the album is "Well Deserved Obscurity" so you got to like these guys)
2) The Warren Brothers-Sell Alot of Beer
at 9:50 PM