Country + Punk = Cowpunk | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
Remember landscaping the Alamo
Member since Jul 2007
79096 posts

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.





ThePenIsMightier
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2006
8442 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
I can't believe you left Dash Rip Rock out of the original post.

LINK



TFTC
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
13193 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
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...


TFTC
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
13193 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
quote:

Dash Rip Rock


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


Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
Remember landscaping the Alamo
Member since Jul 2007
79096 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
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.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
Remember landscaping the Alamo
Member since Jul 2007
79096 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
quote:

love this genre...



then post some fricking links

I should have included The Blasters:

Border Radio

American Music



Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
Remember landscaping the Alamo
Member since Jul 2007
79096 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
I know little about Green On Red aside from Time Ain't Nothing


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
TFTC
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
13193 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
An approriate song... X covering Dave Alvin's

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


TFTC
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
13193 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk


TFTC
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
13193 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
Italian band Flor de Mal doing Parson's

Juanita


Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
Remember landscaping the Alamo
Member since Jul 2007
79096 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Poodlebrain
LSU Fan
Way Right of Rex
Member since Jan 2004
17371 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
Please check out the Pleasure Barons. Dave Alvin, Country DIck Montana and Mojo Nixon formed the first cowpunk supergroup.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Tigris
Montana Fan
Walmart Parking Lot
Member since Jul 2005
6620 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
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.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
42202 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
Love me some Maria McKee LINK


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
40556 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
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?


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
40556 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
quote:

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


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
CadesCove
Tennessee Fan
Mounting the Woman
Member since Oct 2006
36970 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
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.


UPT
NOLA
Member since May 2009
4042 posts
Online

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
UNCLE TUPELO


Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
Remember landscaping the Alamo
Member since Jul 2007
79096 posts

re: Country + Punk = Cowpunk
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


Page 1 of 2

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram