Show Notes - BYR 32: Inlaw Country
Intro song: “Theme from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’” by Waylon Jennings (Amazon)
- “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV show (playing “The Waltons” on “Family Feud”)
- Some of us were “The A Team” fans
- Boss Hogg (sorry J.D.)
- Hazzard County
- Season with Coy and Vance
- Dave’s General Lee parade float
- Tom Wopat
- Well-liked Republican in the White House, not the peanut farmer
Yacht Rock Bone Throw: “What Good is Love” by Bill Champlin
- Album “Single” by Bill Champlin; his former band the Sons of Champlin
- Co-written by Jay “Poopin’” Graydon (“After the Love is Gone” by Earth, Wind & Fire)
- Maybe Graydon is actually Koko Goldstein
- Other Yacht Rock guitarist Steve Lukather (more rock, while Graydon is R&B)
- All six Toto members, Michael McDonald, Daryl Hall on the album
- Champlin would work with Kenny Loggins on “Runaway”
- Sounds like Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan
- Champlin was the music director for the TV show “Fridays”
Outlaw country rejected the “Nashville sound” of slick production, crooning and strings and went back to basics - honkytonks and rockabilly. Lyrically and thematically, outlaw country embraced criminality and wanton sex.
Example song: “I’m the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)” by Johnny Paycheck (Amazon)
Example song: “Ol’ George Stopped Drinkin’ Today” by George Jones (Amazon)
Inlaw country features outlaw country stars, past middle age, who suddenly reject their evil ways to show a softer side. The genre came of age in the 1980s, primarily during Ronald Reagan’s first term as president, when Republican virtues were held high and good American living was extolled. The genre’s glossier production values is indebted somewhat to Yacht Rock, and songs typically mention ultra-modern (for the 1980s) issues and questions.
- Another low-stakes song: “Wheels on the Bus” (Higher stakes? It could be “Speed”)
- Clark wrote for Jerry Jeff Walker, John Denver
- “Texas does their own damn thing!”
- “Texas Cookin’” by Guy Clark
- Selling salsa in “New York City!”
- Clark could have been stumping for Jill Stein
- Heirloom tomatoes are delicious
- “Shotgun” Willie (“Shotgun Willie” by Willie Nelson)
- “Whisky River” by Willie Nelson
- Nelson’s tax problems
- This is Nelson’s “Ebony and Ivory”
- Theme song for the Foundation For a Better Life
- Marijuana legalization is on the ballot!
- Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
- He wrote “Take This Job and Shove It,” also, “Longhaired Redneck” (The Stevehole: Basis for GG Allin’s “Outlaw Scumfuc”)
- “Don’t hate the player, hate the game,” “Go hard or go home”
- Coe’s Misogynistic, homophobic, racist albums in Easyriders magazine (Shel Silverstein)
- “In My Country There is Problem” by Borat
- Coe really hates Jimmy Buffett
- Ben Weasel beat a woman on stage
- Khalifa has branded himself as Pittsburgh but is from Minot, N.D.
- North Dakota Music Hall of Fame
- Khalifa has a tattoo of Willie Nelson on his foot
- “On My Level” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Too $hort
- “This is the nu-metal of rapping”
- What Khalifa eats when he’s high
- “Khalifa” means “successor”
- Johnny “writing a check at the grocery store with 10 people waiting behind him”
- “Moonshots” (where JD breaks down)
- Caterpillar D10 bulldozer (Cash loves it)
- Iron Maiden could have perfected this
- Beirut referenced in this song
- Written by Shel Silverstein (“Diet Song” by Shel Silverstein)
- Silverstein wrote better books for kids
- Album “Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies (and More)” by Bobby Bare
- “Food Blues” by Bobby Bare (earlier iteration of this song)
- Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons referenced in this song
- Farmers are getting pillaged by American corporations
Other proposed genre songs, albums:
- “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)” by Hank Williams Jr.
- Children’s album by Jessi Colter (not proposed, just a reference)
The Plug Hole
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- Send your instrumental beds (for the Plug Hole) and bumpers to us!
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