My Review: Outlaw Radio Compilation Volume 1 (updated)

I’ve had this compilation in my playlist since it arrived pre-ordered in the mail. It’s a great sampling of what some of us are listening to out there. The best review of it is by Triggerman of SavingCountryMusic.com

Here’s my rundown:

  1. Gates of Heaven by The Dad Horse Experience – This one is from left field for me. Apparently, old country music is the bomb diggity in parts of Europe right now and this German fellow put out this tune and somehow it works. I love it.
  2. Another Round by Ol’ Red Shed – I file songs like this under PBR. I’m not a fan of PBR and have smelled enough of it warm mixed with stage sweat to be turned off by some mindless drinking songs.
  3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy by Black Eyed Vermillion and Handsome Andy Gibson – Black Eyed Vermillion is Gary Lindsey’s band and Andy Gibson, excuse me, Handsome Andy Gibson is a music virtuoso on mando, steel guitar, drobo and many other instruments. They both play in Hank III’s bands and this is one of the side projects that’s happening. This song comforted me during a mourning period this spring and I actually smile every time I hear it.
  4. Ain’t No Diesel Trucks in Heaven by Bob Wayne – I think Bob Wayne is the best writer of the current genre. He is a master story teller and one of the artists that I have every record of. His interviews are worth reading as well.
  5. Closer Still by Rachel Brooke – She takes my breath away. I have a demo of hers that she made using her computer, a guitar, and a bottle of gin. It’s perfection.
  6. My Heart Has a Mind of its Own by Ted Russell Kamp – this one’s just too sappy for me
  7. Sea of Sin by Ronnie Hymes – Depressed PBR
  8. Gone But Not Forgotten Blues by Joey Alllcorn – you’ve got to put one history lesson in. This song is like a gift every time I hear it.
  9. The Minister’s Doom by Those Poor Bastards – Lonesome Wyatt is another one of the great songwriters. His friend suffered an aneurysm and this song is what came out of him. The rawness reminds me of “People Who Died” by Jim Carroll.
  10. Price to Pay by Dave Smith and the Country Rebels – PBR (or maybe I’m still recovering from the aneurysm story)
  11. $2 Pints (demo) by Last False Hope – I would PBR the tune but the musicianship is so tight and that solo is so good, I have to give them props for such a strong demo.
  12. Gotta Do What I Wanna Do by Izzy and the Kesstronics – PBR
  13. The Ballad of Bill Blizzard by The Fisticuffs – I love Irish influence in some harder music coming up
  14. Run You Down by The Boomswagglers – One of my favorites on here. Good all around.
  15. Breakfast at Audrey’s by Roger Alan Wade – too sappy for me
  16. Cheatin Games by Little Lisa Dixie –THIS is what country music radio should play.
  17. Restless Man Blues by The .357 String Band – They’re a good band. They used to be great when Jayke Orvis (now in The Goddamn Gallows) was their mandolin player. Their first two CDs are worth the purchase.
  18. Hard Habit to Break by Six Gun Britt – She has such a pretty voice and I like her writing.
  19. Livin on Pabst by Hellbound Glory – the band who inspired my PBR category
  20. Waitin Around to Die by The Goddamn Gallows – Here’s Jayke Orvis on mando and this band is a must see live gig. They play so many instruments and are so ambidextrous. And it ends with fire!!
  21. Big River (live) by Joe Buck Yourself – this man is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever met. He was the stand up bass player for Hank III and now he’s gone off on his own as a one man band. He and his wife drive a trailer around the country and gig. He sold me cds that he burned himself and took a few sharpies to for art. His story is a great one and his songs tell an interesting tale.
  22. Thanks A Lot by Lucky Tubb & The Modern Day Troubadours – Hank III brought Lucky out on tour with him and his career skyrocketed. And for good reason. He’s the great nephew of the great Ernest Tubb and has the talent in his genes. He’s handsome and charming and is a true performer. His improv is stellar. Like Hank III, he stays after every show to say hi and shake hands.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

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    Oct 05, 2010 @ 03:18:32

    Hello…This situation very got me contemplating man….. per intelligent section ,I must claim.

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  5. Denise
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 19:25:53

    I have this CD and it’s amazing! Definitely one to have on hand.

    Reply

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