You Don’t Have To Call Me Darlin’, Darlin’

 

Way back in the day, a bunch of kids thought rock and roll was boring and started playing some super fast, sloppy, but extremely catchy rock and roll and breathed new life into a music scene that kept throwing different repackaged versions of the same 3 bands at the music consuming public. That music ended up being called punk rock.

This mix has nothing to do with that.

Somewhat later, a similar group of kids, punk rockers and other malcontents, thought that country music was getting boring and decided to do something similar. Some of them threw in a rockier edge, some of them went back to country’s roots and played a more traditional style with some modern innovations, some of them were just plain weird. It’s all recognizably country, yet distinct from the shiny candy-colored pop that the country music industry keeps throwing at an audience that, admittedly, eats up the shiny candy-colored pop like it was the greatest thing ever.

This mix is mostly alt-country, with some southern rock and some twangier folk rock thrown in, and also one mainstream country song by a superstar recording artist. Oh, you know who I’m talking about, or you will when you hear that unmistakable sonorous voice. I hope you like it; feel free to leave me some comments below.

  1. Two Cow Garage – Make it Out Alive
  2. The Knitters – The Call Of The Wreckin Ball
  3. Scud Mountain Boys – (She Took His) Picture
  4. Palace Music – Work Hard/Play Hard
  5. Murder By Death – Comin’ Home
  6. Drive-By Truckers – Decoration Day
  7. Hackensaw Boys – Oh, Girl
  8. Lucinda Williams – Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings
  9. The Meat Purveyors – Thinking About Drinking
  10. The Blacks – Why Drunky?
  11. Elliott Brood – Edge of Town
  12. William Shatner – Real
  13. Lucero – My Best Girl (7″ version)
  14. The Avett Brothers – The Weight Of Lies
  15. Justin Townes Earle – Hard Livin’
  16. William Elliott Whitmore – Take It On The Chin
  17. Reckless Kelly – Drink Your Whiskey Down