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Country + Punk = Cowpunk


(Maybe that title will satisfy the Anchormen)

Cowpunk was the 1980s descendant of country-rock and precursor of alt.county. New wave crossed with the countryish sensibilities of people like Gram Parsons and Doug Sahm. As the name cowpunk implies it had a harder sound than the country-rock of its predecessors.

The Long Ryders - Looking for Lewis & Clark

Guadalcanal Diary - Watusi Rodeo

The Beat Farmers - Powderfinger
One for the Outdoor Board:
Gun Sale At The Church

Los Lobos - One Time One Night

Jason & The Scorchers - Take Me Home, Country Roads

Two bands featuring Alejandro Escovedo:

Rank and File - Amanda Ruth
True Believers - The Rain Won't Help You (When it's Over)

The Silos - She Lives Up The Street
I consider The Silos the link between Cowpunk and alt.country. If you're a Wilco fan definitely check out their classic 1987 debut album Cuba. The Silos were Uncle Tupelo three years before Uncle Tupelo was Uncle Tupelo.









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ThePenIsMightier
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I can't believe you left Dash Rip Rock out of the original post.

LINK







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A few other that could fit in to this category (some loosely)

X (the Knitters)
Green on Red
Gun Club
The Blasters
Lone Justice

love this genre...






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quote:

Dash Rip Rock


you could probably throw Mojo Nixon in here, too...






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I was never into Dash. Guess I need to check them out.

Actually, I never really heard much Cowpunk at all at the time. I couldn't afford to buy records, and little of their stuff was played on KLSU (forget the other stations). "Looking For Lewis & Clark" got played on MTV (and was a top 20 hit in England), as were "Watusi Rodeo" and maybe two or three Scorchers tracks. I specifically recall hearing "Lost Weekend" by The Beat Farmers precisely once on KLSU. They were not IDed, and I didn't find out who had done the song for 15+ years, long after Country Dick Montana had died.






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Kafka
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quote:

love this genre...



then post some fricking links

I should have included The Blasters:

Border Radio

American Music







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I know little about Green On Red aside from Time Ain't Nothing





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An approriate song... X covering Dave Alvin's

4th of July



This post was edited on 7/3 at 4:56 pm


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Gun Club - Mother Earth





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Italian band Flor de Mal doing Parson's

Juanita






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The Vulgar Boatmen were an offshoot of The Silos:

The Vulgar Boatmen - "You & Your Sister"

The Vulgar Boatmen - "The Street Where You Live"






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JUST IN TIME FOR THE 4TH:

The Long Ryders - "State of My Union"



















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Please check out the Pleasure Barons. Dave Alvin, Country DIck Montana and Mojo Nixon formed the first cowpunk supergroup.





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quote:

The Vulgar Boatmen - "You & Your Sister"


One of the most infectious pop songs I've heard (in a good way) and a solid album. Thanks for that one as well. Not in the same class as the Silos' Cuba but still very good driving around pop music for the car.






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Love me some Maria McKee LINK





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quote:

Jason & The Scorchers - Take Me Home, Country Roads
Will all the great stuff they have and you choose this?

Does the original thread still exist somewhere?






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quote:

X covering Dave Alvin's
I heard two X versions and one Alvin version yesterday on Outlaw Country. Pretty cool.






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quote:

Dash Rip Rock


They played a good friend of mine's wedding reception. Good times.

quote:

you could probably throw Mojo Nixon in here, too...


Country Dick Montana too.






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UNCLE TUPELO





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quote:

Jason & The Scorchers - Take Me Home, Country Roads

Will all the great stuff they have and you choose this?


you know you're allowed to link things too






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