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Country music -- the new hair metal??

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Somewhere out there, there is a stetson-wearing, steel-guitar-playing Kurt Cobain waiting to snuff the life out of this genre just as he did in the glorious winter of 1992.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    They're all trying to find a babysitter.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Then you probably don't want to hear the fact that Jerry Ragavoy, who co-wrote "Piece Of My Heart" with the late Bert Berns, liked Faith Hill's version much, much more than the one by Janis Joplin.

    Now that I think about it, Erma Franklin's original recording was better than Joplin's as well.
  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Alan Jackson said it best, back in 1994:

    She's been playing in a room on a strip
    For ten years in Vegas
    Every night she looks in the mirror
    But she only ages
    She's been reading about Nashville and all
    The records that everybody's buying
    Says 'I'm a simple girl myself
    Grew up on Long Island'
    So she packs her bags to try her hand
    Says this might be my last chance

    She's gone country, look at them boots
    She's gone country, back to her roots
    She's gone country, a new kind of suit
    She's gone country, here she comes

    Well the folk scene is dead
    But he's holding out in the village
    He's been writing songs speaking out
    Against wealth and privilege
    He says 'I dont believe in money
    But a man could make him a killin'
    Cause some of that stuff don't sound
    Much different than Dylan
    I hear down there it's changed you see
    They're not as backwards as they used to be'

    He's gone country, look at them boots
    He's gone country, back to his roots
    He's gone country, a new kind of suit
    He's gone country, here he comes

    He commutes to LA
    But he's got a house in the valley
    But the bills are piling up
    And the pop scene just ain't on the rally
    He says 'Honey I'm a serious composer
    Schooled in voice and composition
    But with the crime and the smog these days
    This ain't no place for children
    Lord it sounds so easy it shouldn't take long
    Be back in the money in no time at all'

    He's gone country, look at them boots
    He's gone country, back to his roots
    He's gone country, a new kind of suit
    He's gone country, here he comes
    Yeah he's gone country, a new kind of walk
    He's gone country, a new kind of talk
    He's gone country, look at them boots
    He's gone country, oh back to his roots

    He's gone country
    He's gone country
    Everybody's gone country
    Yeah we've gone country
    The whole world's gone country
  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Is that the next season of "Supergroup?"
  6. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    A couple of years ago Poison was playing Birmingham the same day SEC football media days were wrapping up. I remember the spectacle of watching Rikki Rocket and Bobby Dahl making their way through throngs of Bama fans following Shula around like he was a god - little did I know they were just getting to know their new fanbase a little better.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Tom Keifer (or is it Kiefer?) is from Colorado and has sang the National Anthem at Broncos and Rockies home games.
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Every Rose Has It Is Thorn?
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I thought maybe this would be about Rascal Flats selling however many copies and crossing over via power ballads, like hair metal did back in the day. I wasn't braced to see the '80s come back like this.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    The knowledge of hair metal shared here frightens me.

    That said, when the members of Pretty Boy Floyd start appearing on country albums, that's when we know the genre is officially and completely dead.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Rascal Flatts -- a poor man's Lonestar. Their ballads will never be in the class of "Amazed" (meaning the original recording, not the sickening pop remix).

    Hey, I said his argument was sloppy.
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Lemme know when there's a country version of "Smooth Up In Ya."
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