Warren Zevon – Play it All Night Long

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Grandpa pissed his pants again
He don’t give a damn
Brother Billy has both guns drawn
He ain’t been right since Vietnam

“Sweet home Alabama”
Play that dead band’s song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

Daddy’s doing Sister Sally
Grandma’s dying of cancer now
The cattle all have brucellosis
We’ll get through somehow

“Sweet home Alabama”
Play that dead band’s song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

I’m going down to the Dew Drop Inn
See if I can drink enough
There ain’t much to country living
Sweat, piss, jizz and blood

“Sweet home Alabama”
Play that dead band’s song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms

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Orange is a 1994 studio album by the American punk blues band The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The track “Flavor” features a guest appearance by Beck. The Village Voice ranked the album #16 of the top albums of 1994.[4] The track “Bellbottoms” was included in The Pitchfork 500.

In 2005 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow’s Parties-curated Don’t Look Back series. The indie rock band BOAT parodied the album’s cover art, among several others, on its 2011 release Dress Like Your Idols.
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Rev. Tom Frost – Burn Down Your House

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The Novel Sound:

Let’s say you own a brothel: An antediluvian bordello on the hill behind a wrought iron fence, protected by stone gargoyles, and constantly haunted by thunder clouds and lighting. You serve top-shelf whiskey, hand-rolled cigars, and the ladies flirt wildly for the john’s attention, while you shoot pool and ask the piano player to crank out one more.

Rev Tom Frost isn’t that piano player. He’s the third shift one. The one who howls like a wounded animal reminiscent of a young Tom Waits. And that is never a negative comparison. Frost is a one man bar room jukebox taking advantage of the bordello’s beat old piano and killer acoustics. He plays gospel for the sinners, surf for the land-locked, and trash for the connoisseurs.
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Violent Femmes – Jesus Walking On The Water

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Violent Femmes was founded by bassist Brian Ritchie and percussionist Victor DeLorenzo following the demise of the initial wave of American punk rock, and became a full-fledged band upon the arrival of lead vocalist and guitarist Gordon Gano. According to Ritchie, he came up with the name of the group as a fake band name when one of his bandmates questioned his assertion that his brother was also in a band—he and DeLorenzo liked the name, so they used it for the rhythm duo they played in prior to Gano joining the group.[5] In its early days, the band frequently played coffee houses and street corners. They were discovered by James Honeyman-Scott (of The Pretenders) on August 23, 1981, when the band was busking on a street corner in front of the Oriental Theatre, the Milwaukee venue that The Pretenders would be playing later that night. Chrissie Hynde invited them to play a brief acoustic set after the opening act.[6]
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Danny & The Darleans – Why

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Danny Kroha is a founding member of the Gories, who released two albums and a handful of singles containing influential blues/punk between 1986 and 1992. From 1993-2006, Kroha co-led the Demolition Doll Rods through five long players of primitive glam/roots scorch, touring the U.S. and Europe several times both as headliners and as openers for the likes of the Cramps (on a full U.S. tour) and Iggy Pop (for several west coast shows).

Now, Kroha comes full circle with his latest combo, Danny & The Darleans. They play what Kroha describes as “’garage rock’, a style of American folk music which is blues-based and is played with electric guitar, electric bass, and drums.” He goes on to say “I’m really into the idea of garage rock as folk music. It was the folk music of 60′s teenagers. Anybody can do it.”

What becomes evident after one listen to the band’s debut LP on Nero’s . Neptune, however, is that not just anybody can do it like the Darleans do it! With the explosive rhythm section of sometime-Detroit Cobra Richie Wohlfeil on drums and Colleen Burke on bass and vocals, the band storm through 12 numbers with the raw energy and toughness one would hope for from Detroit’s best rock and roll band.
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The Everly Brothers – Love Hurts

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“Love Hurts” is a song, written and composed by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. First recorded by The Everly Brothers in July 1960, the song is also well known from a 1975 international hit version by the hard rock band Nazareth and in the UK by a top 5 hit in 1975 by Jim Capaldi.

The song was introduced in December 1960 as an album track on A Date with The Everly Brothers, but was never released as a single (A-side or B-side) by the Everlys. The first hit version of the song was by Roy Orbison, who earned Australian radio play, hitting the Top Five of that country’s singles charts in 1961. A recording by Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons was included on Parsons’ posthumously released Grievous Angel album. After Parsons’ 1973 death, Harris made the song a staple of her repertoire, and has included it in her concert set lists from the 1970s to the present. Harris has since re-recorded the song twice.
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