Started by akwilly, March 24, 2016, 02:51:06 AM
Quote from: akwilly on September 02, 2016, 11:31:33 PMI do like some Eddie Rabbit!
Quote from: 136 or 142 on September 02, 2016, 11:44:32 PMNot as hard rock as the others, but despite the disputes, I think Gram Parsons in the unquestionable creator of country-rock.This is all from me for now.Gram Parsons, "Sing Me Back Home"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgAVzk2T4jU
Quote from: 136 or 142 on September 02, 2016, 11:38:07 PM
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.
Quote from: 136 or 142 on September 02, 2016, 04:02:49 AMTownes 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.
Quote from: 136 or 142 on September 03, 2016, 04:58:01 PMThis is the person who argues that Gram Parsons wasn't the creator of country-rock.John Einarson, who wrote a book called "Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock (Cooper Square Press)This is the write up on it by Bob Cannon in the July 10, 2001 edition of Country Weekly"Nearly every artist on today's country charts pays homage to country rock pioneers like the Eagles, The Flying Burrito Brothers or Poco. But as historian John Einarson points out, those bands were by no means the originators of the music style.Einarson gives credit to where it's due, going all the way back to Buck Owens' driving Bakersfield Sound and to the 1960s rockers like The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. From there, he connects the dots from the Southern California scene of the early '70s to today's stars like Dwight Yoakam and Emmylou Harris.Desperados is loaded with interviews with all the significant artists of the era, but what really makes the book enjoyable is Einarson's refusal to perpetuate myths. He rejects the theory that Gram Parsons invented country-rock, and points out that for all its historical significance, the genre was a commercial disaster until the Eagles took flight. Desperadoes also puts the spotlight back on long forgotten bands like The Dillards and Hearts and Flowers, as was all instrumental aces like guitarist Clarence White and the Eagles' Bernie Leadon, both of whom were always near the center of the action."
Quote from: akwilly on September 03, 2016, 05:02:30 PMI thought Elvis was the original guy to make country/rock
Quote from: 136 or 142 on September 03, 2016, 05:16:09 PMAs has already been said that's rockabilly, and it wasn't just Elvis but also Carl Perkins and then later Buddy Holly. I had this discussion with somebody else just a few days ago.
Quote from: Robert on September 03, 2016, 06:12:06 PMDoes it matter which country? Too long a thread to wade thru to see if anybody's asked that yet. Because I think "Guantanamera" would be up there.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on September 03, 2016, 06:19:40 PMGood song. It would probably be more appropriate in The Greatest Folk Song of All Time thread though.
Quote from: Robert on September 03, 2016, 08:20:40 PMWhat's the difference between folk & country?
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on September 03, 2016, 10:13:58 PMEducate yourself, my son. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_musichttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_music