Tupelo Honey Playlist 8/11/09

Do you know The Bottle Rockets? They've been around for what seems like eternity, churning out a lot of albums and a few good songs. Well, they've just released what has to be their masterpiece. It's called Lean Forward.

They've managed to do something I've never seen done successfully in this genre: they took the twang out of their sound and made a pure rock record. Usually everything that makes a band interesting goes out the window once they take out the pedal steel or banjo or mandolin or chord progression or song writing or whatever it is that gives them a twangy sound. Not so with this incredible hard-driving new release. Definitely one to add to your collection.

Till Next Week

Song - Artist - Album

Ring That Bell - Johnsmith - n/a
Ode to Ogallala - Carrie Elkin - The Jeopardy of Circumstance
Pancho And Lefty - Townes Van Zandt - A Far Cry From Dead
Hard Times - The Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward
Black Eyed Susan - Joe Pug - In The Meantime EP
Georgia - The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Wishful Thinking
Hideaway Girl - Jimmy LaFave - Cimarron Manifesto
Long Ride Home - Randy Weeks - Madeline
Ginger Peach - Jim Lauderdale & Donna the Buffalo - Wait 'Til Spring
Gunslinger - John Fogerty - Sin City Social Club - Vol. 9
Good Mornin' Blues - Lance Mills - Wore Out Shoes
Angel Hair - Sam Baker - Cotton
Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Pickin' On Series - Pickin' On Green Day

Vena Amore - Paul Burch - Still Your Man
I'd Run Away - The Jayhawks - Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology
Medicine - Drag the River - Closed
Honeysuckle - Eliza Lynn - Frisky or Fair
Kingpin - Wilco - Being There
Hurtin' Kind - Stovall - True Story
Rainbow Connection - Willie Nelson - One Hell of a Ride
Call and Response - Or, The Whale - Light Poles and Pines
Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife - Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Hi Fi Love - Adam Carroll - Old Town Rock 'N Roll
Give Me Room - The Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward
Jolene - Dolly Parton - Dolly Parton: Super Hits
Hey You - Tommy Stinson - Village Gorilla Head>

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