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Nashville Gold: Hayseed Delirium From The Boob Tube Golden Age (1956-1975)
LP Black and Gold $29
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Gatefold LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia!
  • Full dynamic range 2023 remasters direct from the first-generation analogue master tapes!
  • Original Cover Art by Eric Adrian Lee!
  • Limited Edition 500 copies! 250 ‘Boob Tube Glitz’ Gold LPs! / 250 ‘Tootsie’s Booth’ Black LPs! (randomly inserted)!

Description

From the people who brought you Hillbillies In Hell…

In the late-1960s, Prime Time Nashville Television was dominated by Country Music. Incongruous and surreal, viewers could channel-surf between the Lysergic Hayseed-ism of ‘The Porter Wagoner Show,’ the Pastel Psychedelia of ‘Those Singin’ Swingin’ Stompin’ Sensational Stonemans’ and a multitude of Country Stars erupting between commercials for beer and laxatives. Effervescent and ebullient, perched on hay bales or propped in front of cardboard windmills: Dolly Parton could cry the horrors of Bedlam (‘Daddy Come And Get Me’), Norma Jean preach turbo-charged cautionary tales (‘I Wouldn’t Buy A Used Car From Him’) or George Hamilton IV might croon the smooth lament ‘Urge For Going.’ Snake Oil and Lube Oil. Primates and Inmates. Hick Pitchmen would canvas their wares, while Hillbillies sang Heartbreak Laments and Tax Slave Rebellions, Barfly Booze-Ups and Death Row F**k-Ups. In living colour on the Boob Tube. Lip-syncing to playback (with canned applause) or live-in-the-studio warts ‘n’ all, hear your favorite Country Music Singing Stars of yesteryear as broadcast from Music City U.S.A. You have been warned…

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Porter Wagoner - Wino
  • 2 The Stonemans - Tupelo County Jail
  • 3 Hank Thompson - Cocaine Blues
  • 4 Dick Curless - Loser's Cocktail
  • 5 Webb Pierce - The Good Lord Giveth (And The Government Taketh Away)
  • 6 Anita Carter - Tulsa County
  • 7 Roger Miller - A Million Years Or So
  • 8 Dolly Parton - Daddy Come And Get Me
  • 9 The Stonemans - I Am The Grass
  • 10 Pete Drake - Oriental Twist
  • 11 Porter Wagoner - Sing Me Back Home
  • 12 Norma Jean - I Wouldn't Buy A Used Car From Him
  • 13 Roger Miller - Do-Wacka-Do
  • 14 Tommy Collins - All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo
  • 15 Mel Tillis - I Could Have Gone Right (Just As Easy As I Went Wrong)
  • 16 Porter Wagoner - Pictures From Life's Other Side
  • 17 George Hamilton IV - Urge For Going
  • 18 Gil Trythall & His Yakety Moog - Yakety Moog