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My wife hates Son Volt!

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by mnutz, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

    Jan 14, 2013
    DC Burbs
    I liked Blue Mountain too, Bloody 98 and some of the other tunes on that album. Fantastic. A lot of it is in weird timings I think. Cary Hudson is teaching guitar in MS,I was gonna send him a note and ask what the thinking she were, but didn't.

    Scud Mountain Boys was another one I liked from that era.
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  2. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2009
    Falls City
    I like Drag the River a lot.

  3. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    I did a show for them once, they were pretty wonderful. But they had furniture on stage.

    After SMB, Joe Pernice had The Pernice Brothers, which is more of a melodic pop thing, but still wonderful. I think Scud Mountain were already evolving in that direction when they came here.
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  4. deadbeat son

    deadbeat son Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 5, 2010
    Evergreen, CO
    So do I. They get the credit for leading me down the rabbit hole from punk to alt-country 16 or 17 years ago. Plus, Jon Snodgrass sounds great with a Telecaster in hand.
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  5. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2009
    Falls City
    It's a good hole to be in these days. Alt-country is hot right now.
    All the shows around town are well-attended.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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  6. davidge1

    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2006
    Since the topic is Sun Volt and wives...

    My wife turned me on to Uncle Tupelo on our first date. We started dating not long after Uncle Tupelo broke up (I think). Her and her roommate were huge UT fans – fanatics.

    We saw Wilco not long after that, probably their first national tour. I can't remember if AM had come out or not. There were probably 100 people in the audience, and we were standing right in front. The roommate was bummed that he was wearing a wedding ring... hah. We saw Son Volt too when they toured, probably the next year. So in a way, all these guys have played an important part in my life.
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  7. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    My wife hates half the rock bands I like.

    Big deal.

    Theres all kinds of other music out there that we both enjoy.
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  8. straightface

    straightface Friend of Leo's

    Nov 17, 2006
    Took my wife to a Son Volt show when WST came out. She couldn't get out of there fast enough. I think Farrar has the perfect voice for that style of music. I also think he is one of the best songwriters of the last 30 years. Someone mentioned that Tweedy had more talent...don't think so. Besides, Wilco lost me after their first few albums.

    Blue Mountain was a terrific band, Jayhawks, early Old 97's. There was a band back then called the Pawtuckets that I really dug too.
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  9. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    "Someone mentioned that Tweedy had more talent...don't think so. Besides, Wilco lost me after their first few albums."

    ^^^^ And none of them are Isbell !* :lol:

    Sometime you have to drop the anvil on the coffee table and break it in half.

    Wilco ? I'm glad I saw the Jay Bennett (RIP) Wilco and the Nels Cline Wilco. Loved 'em both. Also really like the record Jeff made with his son Spencer.

    Yeah - Ryans Adams was a t**t back in the day. He is very prolific of late - and it's good stuff too. He has a way with a cover as well.

    One of those guys that I begrudgingly had to give it up to. Lotta talent there.

    *Like when people go on and on about Peter Frampton, and then you bring up Joe Walsh.

    It's a reset !
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  10. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    That's what you get for marrying a younger woman!
    Seriously, I enjoy son volt but I understand how others couldnt.
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  11. Matt G

    Matt G Tele-Holic

    Dec 6, 2012
    Nice catch . . . touring with The Sadies, too, if the Melbourne gig is any indication. I would've missed this.

  12. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    ...looks like you're standing on yer Wife's lawn...

    Your cargo shorts and bumched shrit make the place look untidy... :cool:
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  13. Califiddler

    Califiddler Friend of Leo's

    Jan 21, 2005
    When I first joined my current (country) band about 7 years ago they had been doing Windfall, so that was one of the first songs I learned for the band, on fiddle. We haven’t played it in years. I have performed Tear Stained Eye solo a few times and may do so again soon. Great songs.
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  14. Johnson johnson

    Johnson johnson Tele-Holic

    Dec 30, 2016
    Ha! We were just listening to the Pawtuckets "Dogsbody factotum"

    Attached Files:

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  15. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    Big Son Volt fan here, and my wife thinks they're fine. I am a lucky guy.
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  16. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    I just listened to three Son Volt songs.

    Back Against the Wall

    And another I don't remember the title of.

    Verdict? I'm a fan! Instantly. This speaks to me. Back Against the Wall gave me chills. The lead guitar sounds very Neil Youngish.

    I'm picking up a Steve Earle vibe and some John Cougar.

    I'm a big fan of Americana and Ameripolitan. This really hits me right.

  17. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Girlfriend is checking it out now. Stand by...
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  18. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    And she likes it!
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  19. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    So guess what happened?

    My wife hit a deer and totaled her vehicle. No one was hurt fortunately.

    I had driven it a couple weeks earlier for a road trip. I left Son Volt Retrospective and Uncle Tupelo Anthology in the disc changer. She never listens to discs in her car.

    Anyway, the insurance company comes to pick it up, it's at her place of work in another town. I ask her to get the discs out before they pick it up. She comes home with the CD cases, empty. Said she didn't realize they were in the changer. Hmmm?!
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  20. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    I have one of their discs somewhere and don't really dig it. I remember opening for Wilco at Avalon in Boston around the time of AM (96 or 97 maybe?) and they put on a good show. I liked that disc but bought another one and didn't really dig it.

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