We step forward slightly in time this week to the 1980's when shoulders were big, hair was big but Country music was generally poor. Roseanne Cash ticked all three boxes.
Retrospective 1979-1989 covers her five albums from this period and is by and large pretty poor fayre. The songs are produced by her then husband Rodney Crowell and quite frankly it shows.They are pretty indicative of what was going on in Country music at that time until it was rescued by the likes of Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams and the Alternative Country movement.
It's not as though she is a bad singer. I have her 2006 album Black Cadillac and 2009's The List which are both terrific albums.
She has also written a book Composed: A Memoir which is an interesting read
Quality control dictates that this series has pretty much run it's course although I may eke out another couple of weeks yet. We'll see
Rosanne Cash - My Baby Thinks He's a Train
Rosanne Cash -I Wonder