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So it turns out that Queensryche has out an album's worth of cover songs, Take Cover. Here are the lads from Seattle giving a really excellent treatment to Pink Floyd's great "Welcome to the Machine".

Date: 2017-03-18 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] klara
Nowadays much of music is pandering nonsense. I mean, Lil Yachty? Come on. But it is also a breakthrough piece of mainstream recognition for one of the most vibrant, original, and hardworking voices in American music, and it is criminal that the rest of the schlock on here is keeping everyone from scrolling to number 15 and reading about James McMurtry, the best singer-songwriter that only a select few have heard of (reviewed him for the jet essay writing service and below will states some interesting findings).

He's the son of the Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove), and while he didn't inherit a lavish lifestyle from his father (he grew up middle class and has to tour constantly to stay afloat), he did inherit his father's gift for creating characters and telling stories. Stephen King actually called McMurtry the "truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation."

For those bemoaning the lack of country music here, McMurtry writes raw honest songs about the American heartland where he grew up. His songs have been covered by country legends like Robert Earl Keen and Ray Wylie Hubbard, and his first album was produced by longtime fan John Cougar Mellencamp. He writes all his own material and he's incredible live, bringing his show to some of the most oft-ignored corners of "flyover country." For those of you talking about Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits (two of my favorites as well), I'm pretty sure you'll like McMurtry too.

Google him. Listen to Choctaw Bingo. Scroll to 15. I think you'll be glad you did.

Date: 2017-05-18 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kendyltitan
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