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Hang Your Head Tom Dola,

MrMonroeMrMonroe passed outon the floor nowRegistered User regular
edited April 2009 in Social Entropy++
Hang your head and cry
For you've killed poor Laurie Foster and you know you're bound to die

It's time I made a thread that lived up to my name.

This is about old timey music. I listen to a lot of it, and I play a great deal more.

For some people,

It's a Little Too Heavy

But that's because they are pussies.

Do you love real country the way I do? Are you as pissed off as I am that people associate the name "Toby Keith" with the phrase "Country Music?"

ITT we bitch about how our time has passed and how worthless young'uns have co-opted our beautiful musics.



ps I would post myself singing a song but I can't get my webcam working.

edit: even if Druhim is the only one that gets this it will be worth it.

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  • EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    ITT we bitch about how our time has passed and how worthless young'uns have co-opted our beautiful musics.

    Ummm, well

    I never really listened to punk music, but I still get angry anytime some douchebag fourteen year old emo faggot who lives in the suburbs and wears girl jeans and dyes his hair black claims bands like Green Day or Blink-182 are "punk" bands.

    If you aren't young and homeless and starving and regularly dodging beatings from cops then odds are your music isn't punk music.

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I always wished I could finger pick like that

    I also like to think I like all styles of music

    and after listening to some, I like this

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    classic country is absolutely fantastic

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  • Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    whats the biggest difference between this country and folk?

    is it just because folk is topical or something?

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  • BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    one of my favorite songs is by the violent femmes emulating this style

    Country Death Song

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    whats the biggest difference between this country and folk?

    is it just because folk is topical or something?

    Country has a twang.

    Country actually grew from folk, which was originally a term for contemporary artists doing 'old timey' or traditional style music.

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm not totally sure

    I feel like it's a difference involving guitar styles (country seems to frequently have steel guitars and banjos), song subjects, and that vocal twang might be part of it too

    edit: whoops monoxide got there before me

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hank Williams Sr. was fucking incredible, and an amazing song writer, despite his lack of you know, a good singing voice.

    His sons had a lot to live up to and they haven't quite done it.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm not totally sure

    I feel like it's a difference involving guitar styles (country seems to frequently have steel guitars and banjos), song subjects, and that vocal twang might be part of it too

    edit: whoops monoxide got there before me

    yeah, it's totally a stylistic difference

    there's country that's just a soft-spoken guy and a guitar, and there's folk with banjos and steels and electrics

    though I think the modern definitions of "Country" generally refer to what is technically Country Rock, where modern Folk (or anti-folk or whatever subgenre) takes from the roots of both Folk and original Country

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Does the soundtrack to O' Brother Where Are't Thou? count? It's awesome.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    O Brother's music is technically Bluegrass, which is cousin to country

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    O Brother's music is technically Bluegrass, which is cousin to country

    theys playin ol timey musics.

    that i what I am talking about

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    but the violent femmes is keepin it real for sure.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    but the violent femmes is keepin it real for sure.

    They're more of folk-punk than anything

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    O Brother's music is technically Bluegrass, which is cousin to country

    theys playin ol timey musics.

    that i what I am talking about

    I heard there's a man down Tishamingle that'll pay you twenty dollars to sing into a can!

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern ICH BIN DER PESTVOGEL DU KAMPFAFFE!Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Can we talk about Woody Guthrie in here?

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Can we talk about Woody Guthrie in here?

    we probably should

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  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Straightzi wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    but the violent femmes is keepin it real for sure.

    They're more of folk-punk than anything

    I fucking love folk-punk

    it is a great genre

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  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    can we talk about flogging molly

    it's pushing it, but

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    according to Wikipedia, Regina Spektor and Ben Folds both inhabit a genre known as anti-folk

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    what about tom t hall?

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    according to Wikipedia, Regina Spektor and Ben Folds both inhabit a genre known as anti-folk

    anti-folk is just a stupid name they came up with instead of calling it alternative folk or some other designation meaning slightly experimental folk music

    it's like 'Trip-Hop' in that it isn't really a genre but an arbitrary designation of folk musicians that do things a little differently

    and like trip-hop, it's a term frequently rejected by the artists that are supposed to define the genre

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    can we talk about flogging molly

    it's pushing it, but
    Flogging Molly was the first band I really stopped caring about once they got popular. It was probably seeing their shirts in a Hot Topic window display that did it.

    Still love Swagger a ton though

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  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    waaaaah, other people like a band I like

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Einhander wrote: »
    If you aren't young and homeless and starving and regularly dodging beatings from cops then odds are your music isn't punk music.

    You don't have to be a broke ass deadend kid to be a punker these days, although I know a couple dudes who really are homeless and also punk as a motherfuck.

    But in all seriousness, old Green Day stuff was close to punk (pop-punk), but man, have you heard the modern shit that people try to pass off as punk these days? Like those assbags who tried to cover Astro Zombies, My Chemical Romance. So much vocal correction and duplication work in the recording its like ramming a re-bar into my ear canal instead of a toothpick.

    Or maybe its just that compared to the modern shit, Green Day actually seems comparatively punk.

    Holy fuck is this what it feels like to get old.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    god
    # Kerrang Award - Won for Best Band On The Planet in 2006 - up against Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold

    thanks Kerrang for reminding me why no one cares about you

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    waaaaah, other people like a band I like
    Pretty much. It was an enlightening experience for me.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ringo wrote: »
    waaaaah, other people like a band I like
    Pretty much. It was an enlightening experience for me.
    rage rage rage against that machine

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    Can we talk about Woody Guthrie in here?

    we probably must

    because he's totally rockin', and plays lots of awesome childrens' music, too.

    also god I was drunk last night when I did this.

    Did I mention I spoke with Pete Seeger over the phone once?

    He said not to worry because shit doesn't look nearly as bad now as it did in the thirties. Take that for what it's worth, I suppose. This was before the housing market collapsed.

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Also fuck all y'all I love my dixie chicks.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    what the hell, Swordfights

    the Dixie Chicks are emblematic of the horrible state of modern country music

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I love them.

    I love them so much.

    Godspeed(Sweet Dreams) and Sin Wagon are on my most played playlist of like 60 songs.

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Also, I love horrible horrible music as well as amazing incredible music

    Just what I do

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    you ought to check out John Allison's favorite albums of 2008

    starting here

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Travelling Soldier is the only good song the Dixie Chicks have ever done, and Bruce Robison did it first and better and therefore the Dixie Chicks still fucking suck.

    Bruce Robison and Charlie Robison are the shit.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Also fuck all y'all I love my dixie chicks.

    GET OUT

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'll admit it, I've been known to enjoy that song the Dixie Chicks did about brutally murdering an abusive husband on occasion

    Most of their stuff is shit though

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Other than Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
    I mostly get my old-timey music from Johnny Cash
    Like John Henry's Hammer and The Ballad Ira Hayes

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    O Brother's music is technically Bluegrass, which is cousin to country

    theys playin ol timey musics.

    that i what I am talking about

    You are a good man.

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  • iusehappymodiusehappymod Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm pretty good friends with The Riders in the Sky (casual name drop) and my dad used to play with Jethro Burns of Homer and Jethro fame, so I've always had a fondness for good ol' country western music.

    Bluegrass and country is good stuff. I figured Mr. Monroe would be the one to post something like this eventually.

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