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  posted on 8/14/2008 at 06:57 PM
Was listening to what I consider Bruce Springsteen at his peak with The River and Nebraska and these songs are dark. By that I mean the opposite of Pop Songs that are upbeat and cherry but I really connect with these two albums and the characters Springsteen describes. Any other artist like this? Specific songs?
 
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  posted on 8/14/2008 at 08:44 PM
James McMurtry.

Only person I'd ever call in sick at work to play hooky to go see. I've seen him many times, we've talked briefly. Get his first album, 'Too Long In The Wasteland'. The whole first album is a keeper.

'Bullet holes in the mailbox; keyholes in my mind. Ghost of a moon in the afternoon...'

 

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  posted on 8/14/2008 at 09:02 PM
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James McMurtry.

Only person I'd ever call in sick at work to play hooky to go see. I've seen him many times, we've talked briefly. Get his first album, 'Too Long In The Wasteland'. The whole first album is a keeper.

'Bullet holes in the mailbox; keyholes in my mind. Ghost of a moon in the afternoon...'


I was going to mention McMurtry too. I am playing his latest, Just Us Kids, alot lately. Great album all the way through.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2008 at 06:38 AM
I'll check him out
 

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  posted on 8/15/2008 at 07:52 AM
I would check our Randall Bramblett's cd "thin places". I read an interview of him about this cd and it compelled me to buy it. I was not disappointed. The imagery crafted in each song is incredible. He is an awesome story teller and lyricist. The songs will stay in your head for months- not a bad one on there. Not a bash America cd but a very honest, poetic look at lthe human condition. Some of the lyrics need a second listen to see what he is really saying. Kind of a mix of Dylan, southern rock/folk, and a little post Roger Water's Pink Floyd thrown in for good measure.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 07:01 PM
I think Tom Waits deserves to be on this list any objections.
 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 07:37 PM
Townes Van Zandt probably belongs on this list, as he wrote a lot of songs about the struggles and sadness that come with real life.

"being born is going blind, and bowing down a thousand times"

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 08:54 PM
Angel of Montgomery- John Prine or Bonnie Raitt either version works
 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 09:20 PM
I second Townes.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 09:23 PM
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Townes Van Zandt probably belongs on this list, as he wrote a lot of songs about the struggles and sadness that come with real life.

"being born is going blind, and bowing down a thousand times"


Townes or his protoge' Steve Earle

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 09:26 PM
I would also like to mention the songs of the late Ola Belle Reed.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 09:33 PM
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Townes Van Zandt probably belongs on this list, as he wrote a lot of songs about the struggles and sadness that come with real life.

"being born is going blind, and bowing down a thousand times"


Townes or his protoge' Steve Earle


Both are very good

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 10:30 PM
Lou Reed anything hes done whether its with The Velvet Underground or solo stuff it just seems to me that its the complete opposite of everything is okay
 

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  posted on 8/18/2008 at 03:48 PM
Bob Dylan has more than a few tunes that deal with the dark side of America (Masters of War, Pity the Poor Immigrant, Hard Rain's Gonna Fall come immediately to mind but there are plenty others).

John Prine's Sam Stone (enough said).

Rickie Lee Jones (Pirates has a few tunes - Skeletons would be a good example but also the tunes she wrote after her breakup with Tom Waits).

Neil Young (throughout his career - Needle and the Damage Done, Ohio, Old Man, much of Greendale).

Patti Smith (where do I begin... )

REM (Everybody Hurts immediately jumps to mind)

Marvin Gaye (What's Going On, Mercy Me/The Ecology Song)

This is for starters...



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  posted on 8/18/2008 at 03:53 PM
I learned on Sat Alan (ABSNJ) does not like Bruce S. They are both from NJ. That is like me saying I do not like Susan cause I am from Boston

 

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  posted on 8/18/2008 at 05:35 PM
I listen to Steve Earle all the time. I have been a fan since his first album. I'm not to impressed with his last release "Washington Town Square" though.

 

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  posted on 8/18/2008 at 05:41 PM
TVZ enough said

 

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  posted on 8/18/2008 at 06:26 PM
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TVZ enough said

Guy Clark, Townes, and Steve have alot in common. Together they are awsome.

 

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