|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Countrypolitan Favorites

Rate It! Avg: 4.0 (100 ratings)
Retail
Member
Countrypolitan Favorites album cover
01
Oh Lonesome Me
3:10
$0.69
$0.99
02
Muswell Hillbilly
4:42
$0.69
$0.99
03
Funnel Of Love
2:37
$0.69
$0.99
04
Wolverton Mountain
2:49
$0.69
$0.99
05
Rose Garden
3:00
$0.69
$0.99
06
Let's Invite Them Over
2:28
$0.69
$0.99
07
Life's A Gas
2:50
$0.69
$0.99
08
Te Ni Nee Ni Nu
3:18
$0.69
$0.99
09
Tombstone Shadow
3:37
$0.69
$0.99
10
Have You Seen Her Face
2:21
$0.69
$0.99
11
No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine
3:13
$0.69
$0.99
12
Engine Engine #9
2:35
$0.69
$0.99
13
Fight Fire
2:10
$0.69
$0.99
14
Tobacco Road
3:48
$0.69
$0.99
15
Happy Jack
2:55
$0.69
$0.99
Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 45:33

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 9 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Fun, but don't mistake it with country

Schproing

If you like your country over-the-top, you'll love this album (and SCOTS). Great covers, but you have to be in the mood.

user avatar

Fantastic covers

sillyson

All are lovingly done, with plenty of fun. My particular favorites are the Byrds' Have You Seen Her Face and Fight Fire.

user avatar

More praise!

OldFolkster

All I can add is to point a couple tracks that I don't see reviewed "Funnel of Love" (a catchy, haunting, uptempo scorcher) to the almost campy cover of Wolvertone Mountain...far more rockin' than the original, but a with swiss alp style backround yodel that is infectious -but far too playful for the terminally hip sensibilities of present day country. JUst a great, cool, retro-syle album

user avatar

Great covers, but a bit generic

nagynorfolk

I really dig this album, but I found the tone a little samey and quite frankly generic. The chops are great and it's a lot of fun so I definitely recommend it. But, it's too controlled and subdued to kick it into a real classic. Maybe, they won't be so careful next time.

user avatar

Great Favorites

Greeble

Woo-Hoo! This is a delightful album of only covers, and damn good ones at that. This is a band at its peak and they pull off a difficult task, the songs on this record are well chosen and well executed. Check out Happy Jack as a premier example.

user avatar

Great album!!

VanSerpico

A solid mix of pre-crap country and the band's love of 60s influences. There's a lot going on here, and it's all good. Listen carefully during "Happy Jack" and you'll hear Rick Miller's son make his first recorded performance at six months of age, ha. And don't worry, the next record is supposed to be back to business with mostly originals.

user avatar

LOVE IT!

Teresa

You should grab this.

user avatar

Trucker hats and all...

rickstervc

SCOTS doing covers? What's this about? Especially of Kinks songs? Well I love Rick Miller's Danelectro guitar, and the twang in his voice. "Muswell Hillbilly," "Tombstone Shadow," and "Oh Lonesome Me" are all excellent. Great rockabilly.

user avatar

Awesome

Genebofunk

This is a solid albulm. Even though I live in Miami it reminds me of the 5 years I spent in Nashville with some great rockabilly.

They Say All Music Guide

When a veteran band follows up a live album with a collection of covers, it’s hard not to wonder if they’re running short on ideas, but while Southern Culture on the Skids may not be generating much in the way of new material, 2007′s Countrypolitan Favorites shows they’re still playing (and singing) up a storm. Featuring 15 tunes associated with other artists, Countrypolitan Favorites belies its own title with the diverse variety of material on board; no one familiar with SCOTS’s tongue-in-cheek hillbilly shtick will be surprised by the covers of “Oh Lonesome Me,” “Wolverton Mountain” or “Tobacco Road,” but the group also reveals some unexpected influences on this set. Rick Miller and Mary Huff offer some lovely languid harmonies on the T. Rex classic ” “Life’s a Gas,” the band delivers the Kinks’ “Muswell Hillbilly” with a potent blend of twang and soulful respect, and Miller’s typically superb guitar work shines on a reverb-soaked interpretation of the Byrds’ “Have You Seen Her Face.” SCOTS’s gift for navigating swampy grooves is also on display on their versions of “Te Ni Nee Ni Nu” and “Funnel of Love,” and it’s hard to believe it has taken them this long to get around to recording George Jones’ paean to the joys of mate swapping, “Let’s Invite Them Over.” As always, Rick Miller is a firebrand guitarist with chops, taste and a sense of humor, and Mary Huff and Dave Hartman are a killer, no-nonsense rhythm section, while Miller’s production injects just the right amount of pop-friendly intelligence when it’s needed. A few new songs would have been a nice addition to Countrypolitan Favorites, but there’s no arguing that Southern Culture on the Skids know how to pick a song that works for them, and this album is a hoot for anyone who has embraced their Dixie-fried aesthetic. – Mark Deming

more »