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Old 11-29-2009, 02:11 PM   #61
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All songs have always been credited to the whole band; I don't know anything specific about this one's origins.
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Is this considered country?
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:08 PM   #64
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I wouldn't say country exactly, but twangy guitar with lots of reverb, and Isaak sounding like a cross between Elvis and Roy Orbison. And, he does do a lot of rockabilly.

Funny though, but till now, I'd never really thought of that song in those terms.

And can I just say that nearly 20 years later, that video is still the hottest thing ever? Damn.
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Yeah, he's known for the rockabilly thing, but a slide guitar does not a country song make, so no on Wicked Game being "country."
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It's actually not slide guitar. I wondered that myself, and checked a live performance on You Tube.
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So it's more like "bendy guitar notes" do not equal "slidey guitar notes" do not equal country music.

Or something ...
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What about the Old 97s (alt-country)?
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I wouldn't say country exactly, but twangy guitar with lots of reverb, and Isaak sounding like a cross between Elvis and Roy Orbison. And, he does do a lot of rockabilly.

Funny though, but till now, I'd never really thought of that song in those terms.

And can I just say that nearly 20 years later, that video is still the hottest thing ever? Damn.
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Yeah, he's known for the rockabilly thing, but a slide guitar does not a country song make, so no on Wicked Game being "country."
With that information, I remain unable to find a country song I like then. So close.

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With that information, I remain unable to find a country song I like then. So close.
You're a punk lover. I can hear a shitload of rockabilly influences in a lot of punk music, and rockabilly is a close (maybe even incestuously close) cousin of country.
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Just cause someone has a hot cousin that doesn't make them hot themselves, VP.
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I'm just saying that if you like that, then it's not such a stretch to move from punk-rockabilly (punkabilly, psychobilly, whatever) into pure rockabilly, and then into (gasp) country-ish sounds. And I still maintain that the two genres and their cross genres have a similar ethos.

What if someone did a country cover of Mandy? Huh? What then?
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