Monday, 28 November 2016
Rough Trade Goes Country
For those of you who like your Country to be a wee bit more left field than men with hats and Taylor Swift look no further than the Rough Trade Shops Country 1 compilation from 2003.
It is from this record that I took The Dream Syndicate's Dylan cover which I featured on Saturday
An excellent selection of artists and songs
You would expect me to like it given that I have albums by more than half of the artists featured on the shelves
As Howe Gelb states in the sleevenotes - a lot of them were done in that peculiar time in the 80's when it was still possible to fall between the cracks and not be pigeon holed
Today I give you some dark gothic country from Tarnation, a band that I never saw twice and featuring the unique and wonderful voice of Paula Frazer together with Violent Femmes a band that not many would describe as Country but who make a splendid racket.
Tarnation - Lonely Lights
Violent Femmes - Country Death Song