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re: Long haired hippie redneck freaks -- that is to say, Country-Rock


The Everly Brothers - "I'm On My Way Home Again" (1969)



Harmonies from the Everlys, guitar from the legendary Clarence White -- what more could you ask for?

Well, I guess you could ask for Gram Parsons -- supposedly he too plays on the track...






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oompaw
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re: Long haired hippie redneck freaks -- that is to say, Country-Rock


Leon Russell - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

Jim Ford - Happy Songs Sell Records, Sad Songs Sell Beer






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hawkster
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re: Long haired hippie redneck freaks -- that is to say, Country-Rock




Shotgun Willie

Every song on the album is a great one.






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Placebeaux
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re: Long haired hippie redneck freaks -- that is to say, Country-Rock


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Tigris
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re: Long haired hippie redneck freaks -- that is to say, Country-Rock


Back to the original post which is more than a year old but WTF. Ive been in a Flatlanders kick for 3 or 4 months and you get about half the credit. And while I like The Odessa Tapes and the recording quality is much better than for More A Legend Than A Band I prefer the older release to Odessa Tapes on pretty much every song they have in common. The Odessa Tapes songs are slower and more tentative and just not as tight even if the sound is crisper. In particular I think that One Road More is much better on Legend because of the frenetic pacing and the speed it picks up. But More A Legend Than A Band is just a great album and I'd love the hell out of Odessa Tapes without it to compare to.

OK, with some comparison listening it sounds like the bass player on Odessa Tapes is throwing out an anchor and trying to slow down the music on the entire album. Sigh.

But anybody who hasn't listened to the Flatlanders and is interested in anything remotely like early alt. country should give them a listen. Really good stuff.







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TheRoarRestoredInBR
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re: Long haired hippie redneck freaks -- that is to say, Country-Rock


Great thread Kaf!





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