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Alt Country

Post by Oggar » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:48 am

It's the best drinking music.
I can't write like Papa, you know I just ain't able
But if he came in here tonight, I'd drink him under the table -Ronny Elliott

RIP Mayhem, as long as I have a heart you are in it.

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Re: Alt Country

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:40 am

Well, I do like Steve Earle but the rest leaves me cold.
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Re: Alt Country

Post by Patchez » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:19 am

Ray Wylie Hubbard, Band of Heathens, Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show are some of the seed artist for my Pandora Station called Drinkers, Drifters and Grifters.

So yeah, I have to agree with oggar on this one.
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Re: Alt Country

Post by Oggar » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:49 am

"Death & Liquor" by Dick Smith- "There's only two things that can keep me from you. And death and liquor are both of the two."

"I Get Smarter Every Drink" by Lonesome Bob- "My thoughts become much clearer when I have lubricated them..."

"Bad Liver and a Broken Heart" by Hayes Carll- "I'll get old before I'm good at this. Who's the president? What year is it?"

"Bourbon Legend" by Jason Boland- "I haunt the honky-tonks like a worn out ghost, a friend of a friend, for right or wrong. I'll be a bourbon legend long after I'm gone."

"Corpus Christi Bay" by Robert Earl Keen- "I lived in Corpus with my brother. We were always on the run. We were bad for one another. But we were good at having fun."

"1968" Dave Alvin - "Tonight in this barroom he's easin' his pain. He's thinking of someone but he won't say the name..."

"I Liked You Right From the Start" by NQ Abuckle - "I believed everything I saw. In a Mexican bar somewhere in Alberta."

"Tell the King That the Killer is Here" by Ronnie Elliott- "His hearts a pumpin' Scotch and speed. The brave won't be bothered with fear."

"I Drink" by Mary Gauthier- "Fish swim, birds fly, lover's leave by and by, old men sit and think. I drink."

"Women Without Whiskey" by Drive-by Truckers- "You know the bottle ain't to blame and I ain't trying' to. 'Cause it don't make you do a thing it just lets you."
I can't write like Papa, you know I just ain't able
But if he came in here tonight, I'd drink him under the table -Ronny Elliott

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Re: Alt Country

Post by Patchez » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:43 am

Oggar wrote:"Bad Liver and a Broken Heart" by Hayes Carll- "I'll get old before I'm good at this. Who's the president? What year is it?"
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Re: Alt Country

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:54 am

I really love "Johnny Come Lately" by Steve Earle and The Pogues.
I do like some of the others mentioned, but they have very bad memory associations for me.
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Re: Alt Country

Post by Oggar » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:22 pm

Very nice Patchez, very nice.

Also reminds me of another tune

"It's Not a Battle It's A War" by White Iron Band - "All them late nights and bright lights, them hard headed dirty fights. You woke up in the morning feeling sore..... Everybody's saying it's a battle with the bottle but you know it's not a battle it's a war."
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Re: Alt Country

Post by Patchez » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:50 am

Your last quote reminded me of a song by an alt country star before there was alt country. Back then they were just outlaws. Waylon Jennings, Honky Tonk Heroes-
"Them neon light nights,couldn't stay out of fights
Them keep a-haunting me in memories
There's one in every crowd
for crying out loud
Why was it always turning out be me"

Later in the chorus.....
"There weren't another other way to be
For loveable losers, no account boozers
And honky tonk heroes like me"
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Re: Alt Country

Post by Oggar » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:56 am

If you ever heard the White Iron Band, I guarantee they would reming you of the old outlaw country guys. If you've got Spotify on your computer look them up. One of their songs is about the time they were supposed to play with Willie Nelson and he cancelled (due to illness as I recall). They wrote a song called "Willie Nelson You Ruined My Life"- it'll make you chuckle. My favorite album by them is 3rd Rate Country Stars.
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Re: Alt Country

Post by mistah willies » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:58 pm

Don't mind me, just absorbing all of the info from you guys.

And, found me a new Pandora station that opened up a new bottle for the likes of me, thank you Sir Patchez.

Carry on you mighty Drunkards





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Re: Alt Country

Post by Oggar » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:37 pm

Now I'm going to throw in a few old country songs.

"Drowning My Blues" by Forester & French (although I like the Tom T. Hall version)- "I'm sitting on a barstool in the corner, and what I'm doing isn't very bright..."

"The Winner" by Bobby Bare - "But I'd had myself about five too many...."

"I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" by David Frizzell - "We'll take out the dining room table and put a bar along that wall and a neon sign will point the way to our bathroom down the hall."

"Pass the Booze" by Ernest Tubbs- "Put the bottle on the bar where I can pet it. And take my address down before I forget it,"

"The Lord Knows I'm Drinking" by Cal Smith- "And we don't need no sermon, you self-righteous woman, just let us be."

"The Best of All Possible Worlds" by Kris Kristofferson- "...but when I tipped my bottle back I smacked into a cop I didn't see."
I can't write like Papa, you know I just ain't able
But if he came in here tonight, I'd drink him under the table -Ronny Elliott

RIP Mayhem, as long as I have a heart you are in it.

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Re: Alt Country

Post by mistah willies » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:42 pm

"Worth Dyin' For" by Gurf Morlix just came up on your Pandora station, Sir Patchez.


Guess i got more listening and learning, and drinking ahead of me.


Thanks, man.


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Re: Alt Country

Post by mistah willies » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:30 pm

T for Texas... - Waylon
for screwball and also, anyone who likes bourbon

Beer Run (Live) -Tomm Snyder - Always left up to me to find out who can drive, even though I rbing enough for me, several times over


"Daddy's Cup" -DBTs ( for Jim Dorrington, who raced ole #36 at Oxford Plains Speedway and then proceeded to drive us all back, half asleep at the wheel, beer cans all about his boots, and we teens sitting amongst shredded tires and tool boxes under th ecap in the rear of his pickup, but he could drive back becasue he had done it som many times) His racing buddy sat in th eother parrt of the front, and he painted 86 over Jim's ole #36.., on each door and the hood, racing in scrap-built and blown out, but with a good ehart


This was how it sounded:

Long Hauls and CLose Calls (that Hank) which is pretty rockin


\And, for , ya know, someone


Wagon and whee l...
byt them old Crow medicinemen

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Re: Alt Country

Post by hossthomas » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:06 pm

Hellbound Glory
Scott H. Biram
Lincoln Durham
Split Lip Rayfield
Woodbox Gang
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Hank III (especially the first three albums)
Filthy Still
into each life a little stroh's must fall - surreal

i told my landlord and all the other tenants they could fuck off if they don't like hank- hellbound glory

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Re: Alt Country

Post by Porchdog64 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:46 pm

I will double down on the DBT's Women Without Whiskey. BAM! "It don't make you do a thing it just lets you" ending with "Women without whiskey, Women without whiskey
Whiskey is hard to beat". Those guys (Patterson & Cooley) come up with some of the best one liners that pack a powerful punch.

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