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    1. Soul Goth

      Howdy folks. Some of you will be pleased to find that this is a ~music post of mine not about emo rap, hahaha. Across the past six months I've found myself infatuated with a new sound I can't...

      Howdy folks.

      Some of you will be pleased to find that this is a ~music post of mine not about emo rap, hahaha.

      Across the past six months I've found myself infatuated with a new sound I can't quite put the finger on. These songs have something in common, in spirit. And that's what I'm after.

      Here's a little playlist I've assembled under the title of Soul Goth. If you have any other recommendations, give me everything you got.

      Or if I'm describing something what already exists; let me know.

      Yalla.


      "God's Gonna Cut You Down" x Johnny Cash

      "Pray I Won't Wake Up" x Honky Tonk Hustlas

      "No Sugar In My Coffee" x Caught A Ghost

      "In A Week" x Hozier

      "In Hell I'll Be In Good Company" x The Dead South

      "Loud And Heavy" x Cody Jinks

      "The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie" x Colter Wall

      "When Jesus Comes" x Uncle Sinner

      "The Devil Had a Hold of Me" x Gillian Welch

      "Fingers To The Bone" x Brown Bird

      "The Piano Has Been Drinking" x Tom Waits

      "Graves" x Whiskey Shivers

      "Burn The Witch" x Shawn James

      3 votes
    2. okay okay what in the actual fuck so i'm a southern boy myself. ever since i was a little kid my mom tried so hard to make me into a little cowboy. i was bought cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and...

      okay

      okay

      what in the actual fuck

      so i'm a southern boy myself. ever since i was a little kid my mom tried so hard to make me into a little cowboy. i was bought cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and boot-cut blue jeans. even at my young toddler age, i detested all of it lmao.

      i was always a city boy.

      i loved the idea of big cities like new york, los angeles, chicago, etc. hell, i even fantasized about spending my days in dallas of all places when i was in school daydreaming.

      my music tastes trended as far alternative as my style in clothes and girls - in middle school i listened to everything from Shinedown to Disturbed to A Day to Remember to Dimmu Borgir (spooky!)

      when i was in higschool - everything from showtunes (Phantom of the Opera) to Eminem to more metal (We Butter The Bread With Butter) to indie rock (Mumford and Sons)

      but never in my life was country even a blip on my radar.

      sure there were one or two songs you pick up that you get to know like

      "Back When" x Tim McGraw

      "Pretty Good at Drinking Beer" x Billy Currington

      (my stepdad is a country musician. it's hard not to pick up something here and there.)


      but

      i just discovered a new genre of music (new to me).

      i just discovered a new sound.

      i just discovered my new favorite song.

      and it's country.

      Hank Williams III - "Ghost to a Ghost"

      like oh my God

      i just earlier this week discovered something called "Outlaw Country". i'd somehow managed to go my whole life without ever coming into contact with this.

      will you listen to this fucking song??

      it's the same classic country instruments that we've heard for decades.

      paired with dark, angsty, grungy, emo lyrics.

      with an incredibly metal breakdown serving as the chorus.

      with a terrifically orchestral and bluesy viola/violin backing the entire song.

      WHAT IN TARNATION!?

      why did no one ever tell me there was an entire subgenre of emo cowboys running around talking about sleeping on the blacktop, relationship struggles, and popping hella pills


      i now listen to country music and i'm never admitting it to my parents lmao.

      if you didn't catch the link earlier, this song is a fucking work of art and literally brought me from awe to tears to fuck yeah! all in the span of six minutes in public in this cafe.

      https://youtu.be/RoJwrSTIZM0

      i think i've looped it back 7-8 times in a row now.

      i'm floored.


      what did you lot think?

      do you listen to outlaw country?

      please pass on any recommendations you have

      8 votes
    3. 21 weeks and yet another classic record discussion: At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash! At Folsom Prison is a live album and 27th overall album by Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in May...

      21 weeks and yet another classic record discussion: At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash!

      At Folsom Prison is a live album and 27th overall album by Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in May 1968. After his 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues", Cash had been interested in recording a performance at a prison. His idea was put on hold until 1967, when personnel changes at Columbia Records put Bob Johnston in charge of producing Cash's material. Cash had recently controlled his drug abuse problems, and was looking to turn his career around after several years of limited commercial success. Backed with June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, Cash performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in California on January 13, 1968. The resulting album consisted of fifteen tracks from the first show and two tracks from the second.

      Despite little initial investment by Columbia, the album was a hit in the United States, reaching number one on the country charts and the top 15 of the national album chart. The lead single from the album, a live version of "Folsom Prison Blues", was a top 40 hit, Cash's first since 1964's "Understand Your Man". At Folsom Prison received positive reviews and revitalized Cash's career, becoming the first in a series of live albums recorded at prisons that includes "At San Quentin" (1969), "Pa Osteraker" (1973), and "A Concert Behind Prison Walls" (1976). The album was rereleased with additional tracks in 1999, a three-disc set in 2008, and a five LP box set with bonus rehearsals in 2018 for Record Store Day. It was certified three times Platinum on March 27, 2003 by the Recording Industry Association of America for US sales exceeding three million.

      Here's the place to discuss your thoughts on the record, your history with it or the artist, and basically talk about whatever you want to that goes along with At Folsom Prison! Remember that this is intended to be a slow moving thing, feel free to take your time and comment at any point in the week!

      If you'd like to stream or buy the album, it can be found on most platforms here.

      Don't forget to nominate and vote for next week's obscure record in response to this comment!

      8 votes