Wagon Wheel: Love it or Hate it?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by IMadeYouReadThis, May 26, 2019.

Are you a fan of Darius Rucker's Wagon Wheel?

  1. Yes, Wagon Wheel is a great song; I'd listen on the radio.

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    37.8%
  2. It certainly isn't a bad song; but I'd likely tune to another channel if it came on the radio.

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    31.1%
  3. Wagon Wheel is terrible; I'd very quickly be changing the station.

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    31.1%
  1. Boubou

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    The only wagon wheels I know are these

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  2. PastorJay

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    My youngest daughter lived in North Carolina for 3 years. People in that part of the country (the areas mentioned in the verses) seem to love it.
     
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    It’s fun, it’s easy to sound good, quick to learn, and the pub goers like it. Doesn’t make it high art but lands a spot in the set.
     
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    The guy from Old Crow was 17 when he wrote those verses. Not too shabby in my opinion.

    I also love it because the region represented in the song is near and dear to me. The Cumberland Gap, Johnson City... beautiful country.
     
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    I had a gf who had a little westie. when I'd come over and we'd 'go in the back room' he'd get mad and release turds in her living room in the shape of a wagon wheel.

    I found great humor in this. I was not crazy about the dog. I am trying to remember her face and not bringing it up... she did have other memorable features. I think maybe her last name was kegel... or middle name.. something.
     
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    Pragmatism works again.

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    I like the fact they name check Cumvetland Gap and Johnson City, TN (about as close to my hometown as ever gets mentioned in song), but, yeah, pretty sick of it at this point.
     
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    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    You forgot the fourth option - don't care one way or the other. I also made you read this.
     
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    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

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    We play it ( acoustic duo or full band )
    alot, as folks at most gigs like it/we can jam on it a bit, F**k around...
    I don't love it, but I use it as a " Ok, here's one you like, so I can play one I like" bargain chip.
     
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    I liked it in 2012. Or whenever it was everywhere around that time. Now I can't listen to it at all.
     
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    We had to learn it for a country pub we go to - so I Metallica-it! Diddly-diddly, squiddly-diddly, squiddly-diddly, squiddly-diddly, squiddly-diddly
     
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  12. highgreenchilly

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    What a coincidence. We saw OCMS last night at a festival in Augusta, GA. It was a great set but of course the last two songs were WW and Will the Circle be Unbroken. I’ve seen both of those enough in my lifetime but the crowd loves them and I really dig seeing people get into music.
    I did see their tour last year where they did Bob Dylan’s blonde on blonde album. I’ve got to say I really enjoyed their take on one of my favorite Dylan albums.
     
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    I think of it as "a TDPRI song". I've never heard it on the radio, or elsewhere, and only heard about it here.
     
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    OCMS, yes.
    Hootie, no.
     
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    I like the Old Crow version. The harmonies are really fun to sing. I like the old-timey sound, and lyrically, the verses remind me a lot of Little Feat's "Willin'." It's an Americana road song. I thought it would be more popular on this site.
     
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    This would have been my exact reply had you not beat me to it. Except I'd have said " the first million times " 'cuz it feels like that many, and I love hyperbole.
     
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    It's ok... I don't think Dylan would give away a great song...
     
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    what? that's an old crow medicine show song, and i'm thoroughly sick of it. it also helped burn me out on folk punk.
     
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    Okay, TDPRI, you got me to watch the official OCMS video and I am disgusted.
     
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    I prefer the OCMS version to Darius Rucker, but a good song is a good song. I’m 30 and think it’s one of the songs from my youth that will really hold up. It’s also kind of interesting because Dylan was still pretty relevant in mainstream music when I was in high school.I play a local bluegrass old time jam where the song was banned so I guess in some circles it’s overplayed. Here’s Bobs version if you never heard it.

     
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