Sunday, September 2, 2007
Working man music!
The Grateful Dead -- Cumberland Blues from June 7, 1970 :: Taken from the Live Archive's Dead section, you have to include a song from Workingman's Dead.
[Buy Workingman's Dead here]
Dwight Yoakam -- Miner's Prayer from Dwight's Used Records :: Let's stick with miners and the hard work they do. Dwight is from eastern Kentucky, he knows about what he sings.
[Buy Dwight's Used Records here]
REM -- Finest Worksong from The Best of the IRS Years :: Not overtly about blue collar working, but I like the song and it somewhat relates thus, it stays.
[Buy IRS here]
Drag The River -- Tired & Fired from It's Crazy :: Hard work makes you tired and without your best woman, it's a kick in the nuts, that's for sure. Drag The River says so in the country stylings I love.
[Buy It's Crazy here]
The Drive-By Truckers -- Puttin' People On The Moon from The Dirty South :: The last two are more political tunes. In the first, Patterson Hood sounds off on the hardships of a small town factory worker, the turn he takes to support his family, and the absurdity of it all in light of the bundles of money being spent on NASA rockets.
[Buy The Dirty South here]
Lucinda Williams -- American Dreams from Live At The Fillmore :: Lucinda's story of a factory man and the difficulties he's had reaching the American dream.
[Buy Live At The Fillmore here]
Enjoy your day off. Watch out for commies.