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    Country Music is the Work of the Devil

    Who but Satan could be responsible for the absolutely abysmal tripe that is "Honky Tonk Padonkadonk"? Discuss.
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    I agree, however the one thing that country music has given us "Whiskey for my men and beer for my corpses."

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    One name comes to mind. Billy Ray Cyrus
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    I agree, jj. But, I'm a recent convert to the House of Country.

    The radio in my office only gets the local country station, so my options are pretty limited. Yes, I do have AIM Triton with XM, but I'm much too lazy.

    So here I sit for 10 hours a day listening to country. I must admit that I like about 75% of the songs. Further, I consider myself a Brad Paisley fan now (for a redneck, that fella can SHRED). I feel that many of their topics are trite and overplayed. Yes, you love America! So much so that you probably use American flags for curtains. We get it. Now gimme back my songs about swillin' whiskey and beatin' your wife. Thanks.

    But more on topic, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins blows. I'm embarassed for him every time I hear that song. Even the line "Slap yo Grandmaw" doesn't bail that song out.
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    Country music is the devil. Except for Kris Kristofferson. I ain't saying he beat the devil, but he stole his song, and he drank his beer for nothing.

    I admit to listening to a little country, but nothing recent. Well, aside from Shooter Jennings, who is a chip off the old block and is probably shunned by country radio because he's too "rock." Mostly it's Kris, Johnny, Willie, Waylon, and Hank (Senior, of course) for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    Well, aside from Shooter Jennings, who is a chip off the old block and is probably shunned by country radio because he's too "rock."
    Interesting. One of the things I don't like about modern country is that a lot of it seems to be trying to be more "rock". Only the slide guitar, twangy vocals, and subject matter differentiate a lot of country songs from rock songs. I'm not familiar with country music these days other than some of the names or the artists. I do enjoy a lot of the older stuff, prior to 1980, as that was music I heard a lot when I was young. Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride, and a lot of the tunes you might find on one of those Time-Life classic country collections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    Mostly it's Kris, Johnny, Willie, Waylon, and Hank (Senior, of course) for me.
    I strongly agree with the first post and the above quote, though you'd have to add Johnny Cash to the above, and that was before the movie, I swear.

    Oddly enough, as much as I hate and despise Toby "Freedom Fry Eatin'" Keith, "Whiskey for My Men, Beer for My Horses" was okay (probably due to Willie's input), and I actually really liked "I Ain't As Good As I Once Was."

    Edit: Of course going further back, I'm never going to dislike Patsy Cline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom-like Menace
    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    Originally Posted by El Chuxter]Mostly it's Kris, Johnny, Willie, Waylon, and Hank (Senior, of course) for me.
    I strongly agree with the first post and the above quote, though you'd have to add Johnny Cash to the above, and that was before the movie, I swear.
    Johnny Cash transcends mere humanity. Cows worship him, and iguanas advise him. When he got to Heaven, Jesus asked for his autograph.

    I'd disagree that modern country is trying to be too "rock," at least what I've heard, and given what I consider rock. Most of it's trying to be too pop, or bad early 80s carp rock (think Christopher Cross, not The Cars). No matter what you call it, it sucks, though.

    Patsy, Marty, etc--yeah, the old stuff's mostly good stuff. We may as well throw Loretta and Dolly in there, too. Anyone hear Loretta's Van Lear Rose? Sweet tapdancing 2-1B in a tutu, that was a great album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    Johnny Cash transcends mere humanity. Cows worship him, and iguanas advise him. When he got to Heaven, Jesus asked for his autograph.
    I completely missed that you included him. I do apologize. Completely missed it. We, then, are in complete agreement, totally sympatico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    I'd disagree that modern country is trying to be too "rock," at least what I've heard, and given what I consider rock.
    Since I don't actually listen to country music much at all these days, I can't really say for sure, but I know I've heard a lot of songs that seem to be rock-like in terms of seeming a bit more loud, with harder drums and perhaps some more guitar distortion and such. All that I can think of at the moment for an example would be the chorus of that "Rodeo" song by Garth Brooks. Of course, that song is already several years old now.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    Patsy, Marty, etc--yeah, the old stuff's mostly good stuff. We may as well throw Loretta and Dolly in there, too. Anyone hear Loretta's Van Lear Rose? Sweet tapdancing 2-1B in a tutu, that was a great album.
    I've heard good things about it. Plus, Jack White worked on that album. I've not heard anything from it though.

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