Started by akwilly, March 24, 2016, 02:51:06 AM
Quote from: akwilly on March 24, 2016, 03:29:11 AMhe is great, Wichita Lineman is one of his best as well
Quote from: akwilly on September 02, 2016, 04:44:07 AMAppearantly 136 or 142 misread the thread title. "Greatest country song of all time". What you have posted is at best crap
Quote from: 21st Century Man on September 02, 2016, 03:07:40 PMREM is about as country as Judas Priest. Just because they are from the South, doesn't make them country. Now there are some rock groups that have done country and very well, I might add. The Byrds are a prime example. Even Elvis Costello but REM? :
Quote from: 136 or 142 on September 02, 2016, 03:14:02 PMR.E.M's 'Don't Go Back to Rockville' is absolutely a country song. I suggest you actually listen first before commenting on something you know nothing about, not that that's ever stopped you in the past.From wiki (not that you can't determine that it's country by listening to it yourself):Peter Buck has stated that the song was originally performed in a punk/thrash style, and that it was recorded for this single in its now more-familiar country-inspired arrangement as a joke aimed at R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs.Even though it was recorded that way as a joke, they are excellent musicians and they obviously took the recording seriously.I also wrote that R.E.M's Wendell Gee isn't really a country song, but that it has a very nice banjo solo, the banjo often being played in country music, and that solo does sound country.