Dec 8, 2020
Sep 10, 2020
Fear not, this picks on everybody.
Watch the NFL My Ass (I Won't Watch the NFL)
A Can of Soup’s Gonna Fall
All She Wants to Do is Tik Tok
The Cancellation Will Not Be Televised
Agent Orange Man Bad
Influencer Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
The Lonesome Death of Mr. Peanut
If You Tolerate Masks, Your Children Will Be Next
Walking on the Offended Side of Me
Defund Tha Police
Not Ready to Make Rice (Uncle Ben’s)
Meme is Murder
Working Class MAGA
Free Joe Exotic
Get Up Stand Up (is Ableist)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Quarantine)
Another Pylon in the Wall
We Shall Be Socialist
Trump Boat Parade (Bulls on Parade)
Biden in the Wind
Murder Hornet Most Foul
The Night They Drove Hobby Lobby Down
Aug 21, 2020
Jun 16, 2020
Jun 3, 2020
Oct 14, 2019
Sep 19, 2019
Cracker From Muskogee
The Tide Pod and the Damage Done
Chick-fil-a Took My Baby Away
(Okay, not a protest song, but it had to be here)
Hurt Me SoulCycle
Evviva Il Papa John’s
Talkin’ Colin Kaepernick Blues
I Was a Teenage Incel
Give Hashtags a Chance
Your Punisher Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven
This Meme is Your Meme
Big Yellow Uber
Doxxing in the Name
Outrage of a Small Circle of Friends
De Keurig Man
Yasss Save the Queen!
White Claws for Peace
Would Jesus Wear a TAG Heuer?
Nike Punks F*** Off
Let’s Retweet the President
Hobby Lobby… the Punishment Due
Jan 4, 2019
Sep 6, 2018
Aug 12, 2018
May 4, 2018
Oct 30, 2017
by Robert Dean
If there’s any tradition in American roots music that’s steeped in darkness and just utterly crushing thanks to it’s macabre tonality, it’s the murder ballad. The murder ballad is defined by Wikipedia as:
“Murder ballads are a subgenre of the traditional ballad form dealing with a crime. Their lyrics form a narrative describing the events of a murder, often including the lead-up and/or aftermath. The term refers to the content, and may be applied to traditional ballads, part of oral culture. Broadsheet printed ballads do not use the same formulas or structures, and are rooted in a literate society.”
Some grim shit, but oh so delicious when you’ve had a few drinks and are angry at humankind. If you’re a fan of country, the blues, or just dark rock and roll, there’s a long tradition of the murder ballad anchoring more than one classic record.
In an attempt to keep topics nice and spooky for Halloween, I wanted to rate my top 10 favorite murder ballads. If you’re looking to bum everyone out at your Halloween party, make a playlist. You’ll be in bed by 9:15. Enjoy. *now with an expanded accompanying Spotify Playlist*
8. The Ballad of Hollis Brown – Bob Dylan
7. Delia’s Gone – Johnny Cash
6. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix/Bob Dylan
5. Kate McCannon – Colter Wall
4. Ohio – Neil Young
3. Stagger Lee – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Apr 17, 2017
Already on top of the world with their huge summer tour announcement and their smash hit "God, Your Mama, and Me" with the Backstreet Boys riding high on the charts, Florida-Georgia Line Friday announced the "FGLuxe Edition" of their album Dig Your Roots. The expanded album, due in early June, will include a live cut of "Cruise" featuring Nelly, 2 new songs, and most notably, a reworked version of the modern country standard "Wagon Wheel."
The song, written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, and popularized on country radio by Darius Rucker, will get a bit of an update this time around.
"We love that song!" said Brian Kelley, "We've always wanted to do a version of it that expressed who we are though." "So we just did it!" laughed partner Tyler Hubbard.
The "rebooted" "Wagon Wheel" will incorporate Florida-Georgia Line's signature amped up country sound with the song's original format and melody. And… probably quite controversially, it will feature all new lyrics, more suited for the younger, more party-minded fans of the duo.
"We rewrote it entirely," said Hubbard. "I mean it's still the same song, but it's different!" "Bro, we don't relate to hitchhiking and playing banjos… but we do relate to having a good time!" explained Kelley.
Much to the chagrin of country purists, the new version will include references to pickup trucks, hot girls, and cold beer, the traditional touchstones of the supposed "bro country" genre. FGL says they know it will ruffle some feathers, but that if you don't have "haters," you're doing something wrong.
When asked what Dylan thought of the new version, Hubbard told us "He just won the Nobel Peace Prize, you know he's cool with it!"
A sampling of the new lyrics follows:
The dirty south, yeah that's where to find
Me chillin' on the Florida-Georgia Line
Down a gravel road in a circle of KC lights
The party don't stop till the morning hours
Baby got a booty and a crown of flowers
And I'm hopin' I get lucky, with my country girl tonight
Rock me baby like a wagon wheel
Drop it down low if that's what you feel
Hey baby rock me
Rock me baby like some single grain
Got me drunk on how you move that thang
Hey baby rock me
Dig Your Roots: FGLuxe Edition will be released June 9th.
Feb 16, 2017
Dec 11, 2016
Feb 7, 2016
Feb 19, 2015
Sep 15, 2014
Another copy and paste email (and no, I don't get paid or even a free copy for this), but this looks great!
NEW WEST RECORDS TO RELEASE AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS OCTOBER 14; HOLIDAY COLLECTION FEATURES JOHNNY CASH, BOB DYLAN, THE BAND, EMMYLOU HARRIS, BEN KEITH W/
NEIL & PEGI YOUNG, VALERIE JUNE, ROBERT ELLIS, LUTHER DICKINSON, NIKKI LANE AND MANY OTHERS
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 15, 2014 - An Americana Christmas, out on CD, vinyl and digital October 14 on New West Records, brings together some of the biggest icons and current stars in Americana music for a wide-ranging collection of classic Christmas songs and brand new holiday recordings. The 16-track album features legendary artists Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, The Band, John Prine, Dwight Yoakam and Ben Keith w/ Neil & Pegi Young alongside many of the genre's current younger talents like Valerie June, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Luther Dickinson and the Old 97's. The album was announced today on Rolling Stone Country along with a premiere of New York-based Texas-bred troubadour Robert Ellis' stirring and modern rendition of Willie Nelson's classic, "Pretty Paper."
Listen here: http://rol.st/1uAbaLp
The compilation compiles previously released material with six brand new recordings exclusive to the album. In addition to Ellis' offering, Memphis songstress Valerie June puts her rollicking spin on season staple, "Winter Wonderland," Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars injects "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" with some southern boogie and groove, rising Nashville chanteuse Nikki Lane offers an upbeat, retro-tinged original, Canadian roots music star Corb Lund turns in the sweeping and weeping new tune, "Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)" and Dutch duo The Common Linnets contributes the new song, "At Christmas Time." The lone European act, The Common Linnets are one of Europe's biggest Americana bands and have sold more than 150,000 copies of their debut release and took second place in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.
An Americana Christmas is for anyone who appreciates great songwriting and timeless music delivered from the heart and will appeal to several generations making it a perfect addition to your holidays.
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS TRACK LISTING
1 Luther Dickinson - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2 John Prine - Everything Is Cool *
3 Robert Ellis - Pretty Paper
4 Emmylou Harris - The First Noel
5 Johnny Cash - The Gifts They Gave
6 Corb Lund - Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)
7 Dwight Yoakam - Run Run Rudolph *
8 Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
9 Valerie June - Winter Wonderland
10 Ronnie Fauss - Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas *
11 Max Gomez - Season Of My Memory
12 Ben Keith w/ Neil & Pegi Young - Les Trois Cloches
13 The Common Linnets - At Christmas Time
14 Nikki Lane - Falalaalove Ya
15 Old 97's - Here It Is Christmas Time
16 The Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight
*Not on vinyl release
Jun 30, 2014
May 22, 2014
Even though usage of the font which should hardly ever be used has tailed off a bit this year, I still see a couple of new albums a month that use Bleeding Cowboys. Since it's still unfortunately relevant, FTM ponders (again) what some famous album covers would look like if they'd used that trashiest of type-faces.