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Saturday, 1 February 2020
50 Americana Albums You Should Hear Before You Die - Country Love Songs
You can't really go wrong with a Robbie Fulks album with the exception of Let's Kill Saturday Night when he briefly left Bloodshot for the mainstream Geffen label.
My go to Robbie Fulks record is always his debut from 1996 Country Love Songs album number BS011 on Chicago's Bloodshot label. Although his early years were spend in North Carolina Robbie is very much a Chicago instituition.
I think I first heard hin on the Andy Kershaw radio show with She Took a Lot of Pills And Died.That was enough to make me track down the album.
That song won't feature today as it has featured here before on a couple if occassions. Similarly Rock Bottom,Pop.1 and Papa Was a Steel-Headed Man have also graced these pages.
Therefore you are getting another couple of numbers from the album. Don't worry though there is no reduction in quality.
There are at least another dozen albums out there plus collaborations with The Mekons and Linda Gail Lewis along with countless contributions to Bloodshot compilations
Described by Jack Weaver on allmusic as cleverly twisted, deliciously irreverent, and one of the best of the new country singer/songwriters
In No Depression magazine Kevin Roe writes Country Love Songs touches all of the right traditional country bases in showcasing Fulks’ knack for memorable melodies and gleefully left-of-center lyrics
No home should be without this album. For people who don't think they like country music
Robbie Fulks - Every Kind of Music But Country
Robbie Fulks - The Buck Stops Here