Help me understand the attraction to country music
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Help me understand the attraction to country music
Posted by WarSlamEagle on 11/28 at 8:24 am
(per request)

What do you like about it? Do you identify with the artists personally and the country lifestyle? Do the lyrics do it for you?

I am in college and I've heard it all from growing up in Deep South AL. Aside from a couple of poppier Taylor Swift or a few Zac Brown Band songs, I just don't get it.

Am I missing something? Or should I just stick to my indie rock and metalcore?

(Again, this was per request...I won't ever enjoy country music, personally.)


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Posted by bagNdrag on 11/28 at 8:31 am to WarSlamEagle
I guess people dream of living where the green grass grows or being indian outlaws?


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Posted by WarSlamEagle on 11/28 at 8:35 am to bagNdrag
I don't like smokeless tobacco or pickup trucks...I'll never be one of them.


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Posted by Kafka on 11/28 at 8:53 am to WarSlamEagle
Check out some alt.country or cowpunk, or give some of the stuff in the Country-Rock thread a try:

The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Wild Horses"

Steve Young - "Seven Bridges Road"

My Morning Jacket - "Golden"

The Blasters - "Border Radio"

Paul Burch - "Montreal"

The Beat Farmers - "Gun Sale At The Church"

The Byrds - "Nothing Was Delivered"




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Posted by quail man on 11/28 at 9:02 am to Kafka
there's a strong strong strong difference between country of the past and modern nashville pop.

eta: that was more aimed at the OP than you, Kafka, I just replied to you because I was listening to some of the stuff you posted (thanks for that, BTW)


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Posted by Breesus on 11/28 at 9:09 am to WarSlamEagle
quote:

Am I missing something?


Please do not judge country music by the artists popular right now.

True music for the most part in almost every genre is dead right now in the popular forefront of media.




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Posted by TheDoc on 11/28 at 9:10 am to Breesus
Pop music with fiddles isn't real country music.


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Posted by bagNdrag on 11/28 at 9:14 am to Breesus
quote:

True music for the most part in almost every genre is dead right now in the popular forefront of media.



Yep.



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Posted by Breesus on 11/28 at 9:27 am to bagNdrag
quote:

Yep.


I'm telling you, you're coming along at a very dangerous time for rock and roll. The war is over. They won. And they will ruin rock and roll. And strangle everything we love about it.

Truer words...


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Posted by GreatLakesTiger24 on 11/28 at 9:36 am to WarSlamEagle
quote:

What do you like about it? Do you identify with the artists personally and the country lifestyle? Do the lyrics do it for you?

yes and yes

quote:

Aside from a couple of poppier Taylor Swift or a few Zac Brown Band songs, I just don't get it.
ewww

quote:

Am I missing something?
yes



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Posted by L Boogie on 11/28 at 9:38 am to WarSlamEagle
Sigh...

This thread again? 99% of "country" music that is played on the radio is pure shite.

There is plenty of great country music being made, you're just not listening in the right places. If you heard an artist who is worth a crap, you might change your opinion.



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Posted by 15sammy34 on 11/28 at 10:32 am to WarSlamEagle
Yes I relate to country, and so would anyone that didn't listen to that fake-twangy bull shite they play on the radio. Some of the better lyrics from any genre are country, just not necessarily the type that gets much attention. Listen to someone like TVZ or Jamey Johnson and actually pay attention to the lyrics. Anyone can relate to the emotions they're describing, not just someone that drives a jacked up four wheel drive and spends his days off at the plant fixing said truck while dipping.


Townes Van Zandt-I'll Be Here In The Morning
quote:


There's lots of things along the road
I'd surely like to see
I'd like to lean into the wind
And tell myself I'm free
But your softest whisper's louder
Than the highways call to me

All the mountains and the rivers
And the valleys can't compare
To your blue lit dancin' eyes
And yellow shining hair
I could never hit the open road
And leave you layin' there


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Posted by WarSlamEagle on 11/28 at 11:31 am to L Boogie
quote:

There is plenty of great country music being made, you're just not listening in the right places. If you heard an artist who is worth a crap, you might change your opinion.

Like who?



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Posted by wildtigercat93 on 11/28 at 11:38 am to WarSlamEagle
I cant believe all these spinoff threads are getting serious answers


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Posted by GreatLakesTiger24 on 11/28 at 11:48 am to WarSlamEagle
merle haggard, david allan coe, waylon jennings, willie nelson, alan jackson, george jones, buck owens, jamey johnson.


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Posted by MountainTiger on 11/28 at 2:07 pm to WarSlamEagle
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Like who?

Kathleen Edwards. Try this: LINK
or this: LINK


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Posted by plato is boring on 11/28 at 3:07 pm to WarSlamEagle
I don't like contemporary country music, save some of the 90's stuff I listened to as a kid. However, Woody Guthrie, if you can call his music country, is a fav due to the political nature of his songs. Give him a try: Woody Guthrie - Jesus Christ


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Posted by kingbob on 11/28 at 3:20 pm to plato is boring
This thread does not make my speakers go boom boom.


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Posted by S on 11/28 at 10:26 pm to WarSlamEagle
i love me some 80s and 90s country. the radio stuff nowadays just sucks IMHO


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Posted by DownshiftAndFloorIt on 11/28 at 11:25 pm to S
What's there not to like about something like this?

Must've been drunk



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