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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:14 pm 
 

Darkwolf18 wrote:
Any other fans of Reverend Glasseye? I think 16 Horsepower/Wovenhand fans in particular will appreciate him, but any fan of alt-country will definitely like it. I haven't known about him too long but I'm already a fan, he has the complete package; music, atmosphere, lyrics, voice...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ALRdsTIh6E


I can dig the Rev once in a while, when I'm good and drunk and in the mood for a Tom Waits wannabe.
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AsinineUsername
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:32 pm 
 

GG Allin's country stuff is pretty good.

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Z0MBIE
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:31 am 
 

^ I agree, it's some of my favorite stuff from him. All the people who says he can't write music should check out his country, it rocks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:34 pm 
 

I like Ryan Adams!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:36 pm 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggkyQ8RqOvc

Just a little bump, as I am drinking some Jim Beam and playing some acoustic guitar and I have work tomorrow, but it's Friday!
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:45 am 
 

It's always amusing to me how most of us here have an extremely picky taste when it comes to music, yet we end up agreeing on music outside of metal. Hank Williams Sr. is pretty good. I used to live in western Kentucky and, needless to say, my best friend introduced me to him when I was around eight years old. "A Country Boy Can Survive" is catchy as all hell.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:40 am 
 

More whiskey and more country tonight. To be precise, Macallan 18 and the Statler Brothers :)
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Corpicide665
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:28 pm 
 

I've been listening to a lot of Ernest Tubb and Junior Brown lately. As old school as it can get. And you can't beat Johnny Paycheck and Waylon Jennings for 70's classic country sounds.

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Metal_Jaw
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:35 pm 
 

Travis Tritt- "T-R-O-U-B-L-E". Pretty badass as far as country songs go.

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Manic Maniac
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:42 pm 
 

The only Country I had liked, 'till recently anyways, was The Eagles. Well, technically they're Country Rock, but still.
My grandma likes Country music alot & listens to it dayly, so I've heard alot country, from classics like Jonny Cash to newcommers like Bon Jovi. Until recently, I've always hated them.
I have been interested to hear some HWIII, but I haven't ever gotten to aside from the one time I tried looking for his one Doom Metal album.
I also really enjoy this odd Country Metal fusion band called Rebel Meets Rebel.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:49 pm 
 

I'll go ahead and put myself on the Johnny Cash and Hank 3 bandwagon. I do have a soft spot for Jimmy Buffet and Garth Brooks due to the stuff my mom played when I was a kid but I never got around to venturing further.
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ChurningtheMaelstrom
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:43 am 
 

Z0MBIE wrote:
I love country! Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt are my favorites, but I also like a good deal of Hank Williams Sr. and Hank Williams III!

What I hate, as you mentioned yourself, is the "shitty excuse" for country, that plague the mainstream these days, country is practically dead, only Hank III is kinda keeping it alive.



Amen dude! Hank 3 is cool as hell, just saw him recently in Pennsylvania, keeping outlaw country alive!
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Erdrickgr
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:41 am 
 

I listened to country when I was younger, though I never really got very deep into it. The only three albums I still own are all popular-level country stuff: Red and Rio Grande by Doug Supernaw, Storms of Life by Randy Travis, and a greatest hits thing by Garth Brooks.
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Alsandair
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:50 am 
 

While I'm not a fanatic I do enjoy a good amount of country music from the originals/innovators (Hank Williams, Carter Family, Jimmie Rogers, etc) to honky tonk/outlaw (David Allan Coe, Willie Nelson, etc) to some of the pop country from the early 90's (Tim McGraw's first couple, Sawyer Brown, Brooks and Dunn, etc). It stops there though. Somewhere in the mid to late 90's it spiraled too far into pop territory. Garth Brooks is partially to blame for this I think, but he wasn't alone. I mean listen to Tim McGraw's new song with Taylor swift. Why pretend this is country music still?

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Kapngary78
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:59 am 
 

i like Matt Mays, sorta country-ish/rock from Canada, has a good balance...not too much cowboy bullshit to lose the rock crowd, but enough to still technically be called country...saw him a few months ago, was a great show. saw Hank III a few years ago, another awesome show, but I didn't dig his other band Assjack...tight riffing but im not a hardcore fan, anyways I digress...

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Dux_Saxoniae
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:45 am 
 

Hell yeah. My favourites are Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt as well as 21st-century alt-country acts like Ryan Bingham, Drive-By Truckers, Chris Knight, Hank3 and Matraca Berg (technically she started in the early 90s but she's only recently got back into country music with two amazing albums).

While much of mainstream country music is pretty bad, there's good stuff out there - Brad Paisley is worth checking out if you can stomach a lot of goofball 'humour', and Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have both done good stuff here and there.

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Alsandair
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:19 am 
 

Dux_Saxoniae wrote:
... and Matraca Berg (technically she started in the early 90s but she's only recently got back into country music with two amazing albums).


Yeah!

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Unifying_Disorder
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:59 pm 
 

I love country music. At least how it's traditionally defined, I don't much care for the slick, pop-ish, manufactured stuff that is front and center. Real country music done well has a certain magic to it. It's laid-back, un-pretentious, teeming with emotion, sort of exists in it's own world, and it's totally comfortable with that.

One thing I like about it is that it sort of exudes a humility about it that I find refreshing. It's not about bling-age (a complaint that I have with some radio-ready stuff), it's not about showing off or boasting. It's not concerned with what's in-fashion.

Some country that I like includes:

Merle Haggard (the last concert I went to, btw)

Randy Travis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9q4An6rMA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffo3yKFjYmA

There's still people making good, modern stuff also. It's unfortunate that it's been almost completely pushed out of the mainstream.

Jamey Johnson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYGwxf1gCC4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyHdq550q0s

Ashley Monroe (a recent discovery, she's in a Miranda Lambert side project)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N386iSk-AGU (mid-tempo upbeat)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgJeHFNjL6k (ballad)

Chris Knight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY9BFrDLZFY (a rock-tinged song)

There's also a pretty decent blog devoted to traditional country and americana.
http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/
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Varth
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:38 am 
 

country goes as deep as metal, when I feel better another day I"ll come here and annihilate with what I've learned growing up with country musicians of days of old, I think the best stuff like metal is relegated to the fanatics, past the golden age that is, the polished turds float to the surface, as is expected

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Secular Prayer
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:39 pm 
 

Country is a genre I don` t know as much about as I` d like to. I` ve heard some great stuff by Cash and Willie Nelson over the years, but I don` t know much about the other guys around that time. I can` t stand modern country music, so naturally, everyone in my family loves it. I heard a lot of Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson in my childhood, and it didn` t take long for me to get tired of it. Nearly two decades later, not much has changed, with entire car rides playing nothing but country radio. The whole southern thing gets old fast and it gets way too preachy with songs about America and Jesus. It` s more akin to pop music, with big choruses and easy on the eyes men and women populating most of what I hear. It shows that the genre is more interested in making beautiful people superstars than making good music. I don` t want to dismiss an entire genre because I` m sure there` s plenty of great singer-songwriters just waiting to be heard, but that` s not what` s getting airplay.

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Boreal
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:36 pm 
 

Really stoked about this thread. I've been pretty obsessed with the music of Townes Van Zandt over the last year, and I know scattered songs from the other "classic" artists, but there's a lot to digest posted here. Looking forward to it.



Not all 90s radio country sucks:

John Anderson - Seminole Wind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGoBQIhyFFM

And skimming this thread, I didn't see any Doc Watson. His version of Omie Wise introduced me to tragedy and darkness as a small child and has, in hindsight, had an overall immense influence on my life. Folk not country I guess, but whatever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCPaldp9qDE
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:47 pm 
 

I really like Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Dwight Yoakam. It's sad that there's been no mention yet. :)
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Grimbeard
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:47 pm 
 

I really like Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Dwight Yoakam. It's sad that there's been no mention yet. :)
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Unifying_Disorder
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:17 pm 
 

Do any of you think that traditional country will come back? Or will it be completely supplanted by pop, and rock sounds, until it's nearly indistinguishable from other genres?

One thing I don't like about a lot of radio stuff, is that it revels in stereotypes. Exaggerated southern accents, songs about back roads, pickup trucks, beer, stuff like that. There have always been a few songs that sung about that stuff in a sarcastic way, but they seem to be totally serious singing it.

It's more like what suburbanites and city people think country music is like, cranked up to 11.

Merle Haggard isn't southern.
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FredGarvin
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 6:40 pm 
 

Those of you that dig that 70s Outlaw Country sound are gonna love Sturgill Simpson:

https://sturgillsimpson.bandcamp.com/al ... ntry-music

Wow. Awesome stuff.

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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:44 pm 
 

The only real country song I like is the Zac Brown band with their song "Sic 'em on a Chicken".
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Lodeus
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:00 pm 
 

Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt are my favorites.

Gram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Ow_Jav_eo
Townes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPPxGhYJlx4

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HydroDrone
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:58 am 
 

Marty Robbins is probably my favorite. His storytelling was unrivaled in my opinion.

He also wrote the best song about jesus i've ever heard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e22cEMXganQ

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DivineSpirit33
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:02 am 
 

Country is my third least favorite genre ever, only beaten by Rap (who is second) and Pop (first). I just can't stand it. Southern accents have always gotten on my nerves, the happy melodies, poor musicianship, lack of complexity, and overall simplicity of the genre is something I just don't like. Not to mention the lyrics.

Maybe this is just modern country though; I really don't know how to differentiate between the newer stuff and older stuff just by hearing it.
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CGB_Spender
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:36 am 
 

GTA: Vice City is responsible for getting me into metal :D. And SA helped me appreciate country more. Still better than disco.


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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:08 pm 
 

DivineSpirit33 wrote:
Country is my third least favorite genre ever, only beaten by Rap (who is second) and Pop (first). I just can't stand it. Southern accents have always gotten on my nerves, the happy melodies, poor musicianship, lack of complexity, and overall simplicity of the genre is something I just don't like. Not to mention the lyrics.

Maybe this is just modern country though; I really don't know how to differentiate between the newer stuff and older stuff just by hearing it.

When done right, I consider country music to be the equivalent of American folk music, much like Celtic or Chinese type music. But yea, modern country is just so watered down by auto-tune and ex-boyfriends who don't pay attention to you anymore.

However, if southern accents annoy you, you probably won't like me too much. Most of the time I can repress it without effort, but I also don't think anyone notices it because they are so used to it.
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