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Country Love Songs

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Every Kind Of Music But Country
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Rock Bottom, Pop. 1
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The Buck Starts Here
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(I Love) Nickels And Dimes
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Barely Human
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I'd Be Lonesome
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She Took A Lot Of Pills (And Died)
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We'll Burn Together
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Let's Live Together
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The Scrapple Song
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Pete Way's Trousers
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Tears Only Run One Way
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Papa Was A Steel-Headed Man
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Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 38:33

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Oh Yes

Average-Nights-Jack

You can clearly see where Robbie came from with these early tracks. Undoubtedly unique and sometimes controversial he nevertheless produces super, acidic, songs in a country vein, but nowhere near the sounds from Nashville. Excellent as a starter or gap filler.

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modern classic

MusicExpert

Over the past twenty years, only a few albums have made as deep of an impression on me as this one. Robbie is certainly one of the most gifted (and under-rated) artists playing music today. If you miss the good ol' days of Buck Owens and George Jones, give this album a try. You won't regret it. And if you ever get a chance to see him play live, do it! He's probably the most exciting and liveliest performer I've ever seen.

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Twang, This Is Good Stuff!

Deming

I am a fool for "Traditional"* Country music in the vein of George Jones, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard so it only makes sense that I would be attracted to "New Traditionalists" like Steve Earle, Marty Stuart, and Dwight Yoakum. I recently discovered the "NeoTraditionalist"* Jim Lauderdale and crow about him earlier on this blog. I have "discovered" another: Robbie Fulks. Robbie has even more of the ironic sense of humor that makes light of the subject but not the style of traditional country music. Mr. Fulks, like Mr. Lauderdale, plays with the self-consciousness of the lyrics and exploits the sound, but ultimately celebrates the style.

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Robbie Fulks is cleverly twisted, deliciously irreverent, and one of the best of the new country singer/songwriters. Musically, Country Love Songs supplies plenty of hardcore, bottle-tippin’, honky tonk country, with a ’50s production that sounds like it’s supposed to be there. Fulks writes and sings country music that bears little or no resemblance to what dominates the airwaves; rather, his material harks back to an era when humor and dark subject matter shared the same page of a writer’s composition book. Paying homage to the classic Bakersfield sound, with former Buckeroo Tom Brumley shining on pedal steel, Fulks delivers “The Buck Starts Here,” which just might be the best country song since “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Lyrically, Fulks can travel some pretty spooky highways, as in the descriptive ballad “Barely Human,” a drinking song that’s as tortured as they get, with the song’s character “barely human from twilight till dawn.” Other strong tracks include the saga of an aging movie starlet who loses it in “She Took a Lot of Pills (And Died)” — which first appeared on the second volume of the label’s Insurgent Country compilations — and the swingin’ “Every Kind of Music But Country.” – Jack Leaver

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