Friday, September 21, 2007

Real Cowboys Read Good Rockin' Tonight

Today in Music History:

In 1974, Barry White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby', the singers first and only US solo chart topper.(on a side note, 9 months later there is a sudden increase in births. Thanks Barry.)

When homercat works the graveyard shift at the pub, he is all alone ceptin' for the resident ghost(Rosie) and the radio which tends to be turned up real loud, iffin' ya know what I mean. I usually listen to 99.3 the fox out of Vancouver. They play mostly metal and it's just the thing to keep me going in the wee hours. The other morning as I was listening to the fox rock around 3 am, they blew my mind. Korn's Freak on a Leash was fading out and the next song up was by the Corb Lund band.

Some of you may remember that I talked about Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans about a year and a half ago. Turns out that my mom and his mom went to nursing school together. You may also have seen him in one of my fave movies, Slither. The band is playing"(Gonna) Shine Up My Boots" in the film at a party celebrating the opening day of deer hunting season. Corb's music is definitely Canadian country relative to the area in Alberta where he's from. Although homercat is mainly a rocker, I really like Corb's stuff. Seems like a lot of his stuff is about booze, gambling or wrangling with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. His family has been ranchin' and rodeoing in Alberta for four generations way back to the beginning of the last century when Alberta was still just part of the Northwest territories.

Corb and the Hurtin' AlbertansCorb and the Hurtin' Albertans have returned from Nashville where they finished recording their new album titled "Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!". The album is scheduled for release on November 13th in Canada via Stony Plain Records and Warner Music Canada. We will be owning a copy as soon as it comes out.

For now I'm going to feature the song I heard on the metal station as it is really quite good. It's called Time to Switch to Whiskey and Corb states in the liner notes that due to unflagging commitment to authernticity on this project the listeners will be pleased to note that all the yahoos we brought in to sing background on this project were appropriately6 gunned for the duration of the recording session.

The second one I have up called Five Dollar Bill is a song about the honorable southern Albertan legacy of running booze down into the US on horseback during the American prohibition. Enjoy these tracks then go out and buy one of his albums eh

Time to Switch to Whiskey
Five Dollar Bill
Buy It

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