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Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #210 on: August 14, 2016, 04:15:15 AM »

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #211 on: August 27, 2016, 03:09:59 PM »

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #212 on: August 28, 2016, 12:51:10 AM »
https://soundcloud.com/meat-monster/the-killbillies-lonesome-onry-mean

Managed to calm my 'hard rock' band (Meat Monster) to calm down and record a cover of my favorite country song of all time. Waylon!


Before you trash it, at least listen to the full song.  Then slam away.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #213 on: August 28, 2016, 01:21:07 AM »
No trash, only forgotten GOLD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5axlwCBXC8

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #214 on: September 02, 2016, 02:14:24 AM »

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #215 on: September 02, 2016, 04:15:15 AM »
Aside from being a great song I just love the laid back but tasty riffing of the lead guitar throughout. Anyone know who's playing it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y-n7tBHw_o

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #216 on: September 02, 2016, 04:18:15 AM »
Townes Van Zandt, Pancho and Lefty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SjwO17gsqU

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #217 on: September 02, 2016, 04:27:23 AM »
he is great, Wichita Lineman is one of his best as well

Jimmy Webb wrote Wichita Lineman as well as Galveston and By the Time I get to Phoenix.  All made famous by Glen Campbell.

Jimmy Webb also wrote MacArthur Park.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #218 on: September 02, 2016, 04:30:15 AM »

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #219 on: September 02, 2016, 04:33:40 AM »
Lucinda Williams
"Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxpPL_aY190

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #220 on: September 02, 2016, 04:35:01 AM »
Kelly Willis "He Don't Care About Me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=918oyxHUQh0

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #221 on: September 02, 2016, 04:36:27 AM »
Buck Owens covering the Bob Dylan song "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" (love minus zero divided by no limit.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHnpJJ_4FC0

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #222 on: September 02, 2016, 04:38:17 AM »
R.E.M "Don't Go Back to Rockville"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lioyEbVCs

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #223 on: September 02, 2016, 04:39:56 AM »
R.E.M "Wendell Gee"
Debatable if this is a country song, but it does have a very nice banjo solo.

Wendell Gee is a real person who used to own a used car lot in Athens, Georgia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcHORmlabYU


Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #225 on: September 02, 2016, 04:42:57 AM »
Guy Clark covering Townes Van Zandt's "To Live is to Fly"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APTmx2uqdO8


Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #227 on: September 02, 2016, 04:48:04 AM »
Lyle Lovett covering Guy Clark.  "Step Inside This House"  The first song Guy Clark wrote!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GVpeKmniLY

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #228 on: September 02, 2016, 04:56:36 AM »
Maria McKee and The Jayhawks "Precious Time"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MxLyVLCyto


Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #230 on: September 02, 2016, 05:02:49 AM »
Townes Van Zandt original of To Live is To Fly

"Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that," - Steve Earle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5wrzwINOJM

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #231 on: September 02, 2016, 05:06:04 AM »
Judy Collins covering Ian and Sylvia's "Someday Soon"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIgnHPqp0Dk

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #232 on: September 02, 2016, 05:10:43 AM »
Keith Carradine "I'm Easy" Written by him for the Nashville soundtrack

More of a country/folk song.

That's all from me, for now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYSc7QzWtt8

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #233 on: September 02, 2016, 05:44:07 AM »
Appearantly 136 or 142 misread the thread title. "Greatest country song of all time". What you have posted is at best crap

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #234 on: September 02, 2016, 05:45:19 AM »
Except for the Lucinda Williams song

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #235 on: September 02, 2016, 09:17:37 AM »
Cowboy Troy you racist motherf*ckers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQWLpOdbB18

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #236 on: September 02, 2016, 12:13:19 PM »
Appearantly 136 or 142 misread the thread title. "Greatest country song of all time". What you have posted is at best crap

1.Thanks for getting my nickname correct.

2.Anybody who doesn't like Townes Van Zandt or Guy Clark has no heart and no brain.

Of course I don't literally mean you have no brain, I'm just more or less quoting the famous line wrongly attributed to Winston Churchill.  I do seriously wonder about your heart though.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #237 on: September 02, 2016, 04:07:40 PM »
Appearantly 136 or 142 misread the thread title. "Greatest country song of all time". What you have posted is at best crap

REM 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?  ::)

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #238 on: September 02, 2016, 04:14:02 PM »
REM 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?  ::)

R.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.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #239 on: September 02, 2016, 04:26:33 PM »
R.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.

Certainly there are artists and their songs which blur the lines, and I can take your point concerning REM, but posting Keith Carradine's song?  That could get a fella hurt real bad.   ;)

Everyone needs to lighten up just a bit perhaps.