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Show Notes - BYR 32: Inlaw Country

Show Notes - BYR 32: Inlaw Country

- Archivist: Tim Malcolm (Twitter: @timothymalcolm)

Intro song: “Theme from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’” by Waylon Jennings (Amazon)

References:
- “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

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Yacht Rock Bone Throw: “What Good is Love” by Bill Champlin

References:
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 membersMichael McDonaldDaryl Hall on the album
- Champlin would work with Kenny Loggins on
 “Runaway”
- Sounds like Boz ScaggsSteely Dan
- Champlin was the music director for the TV show “Fridays”

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Modern Country

Example song: “H.O.L.Y.” by Florida Georgia Line (Amazon)

References:
- Modern country: 
“Put a truck in it!”
- Garth Brooks country: Bastardized Lynyrd Skynyrd and Roy Rogers
- Steve: The Eagles ruined country music

Outlaw Country

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)

References: 
Lane Farnham (“Jimmy Moo-ssina”) loves this song
- Paycheck
looks like a woman with a beard
“Take This Job and Shove It” by Johnny Paycheck

Inlaw Country

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.

References:
- George Jones did, apparently, stop drinking
“He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones

10. “Modern Times” by Johnny Paycheck

References:
- Johnny Paycheck looked ridiculous
- We’ve got to “Make America Great Again”
Johnny Paycheck on “The Dukes of Hazzard”

9. “Homegrown Tomatoes” by Guy Clark (Amazon)

References:
- Another low-stakes song: 
“Wheels on the Bus” (Higher stakes? It could be “Speed”)
- Clark wrote for
Jerry Jeff WalkerJohn 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

8. “Pass it On” by Willie Nelson (Amazon)

References:
“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

7. “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” by David Allan Coe (Amazon)

References:
- 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

6. “A Friend in California” by Merle Haggard (Amazon)

References:
- L.A. traffic is famously terrible
- Haggard is part of the Bakersfield Sound
- Guy Clark also didn’t like L.A. traffic

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50 States in 50 Podcasts: North Dakota
“We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa (Amazon)

Other artists from North Dakota:
Lawrence Welk
Peggy Lee
Bobby Vee (“Take Good of My Baby,” “Rubber Ball”)
James D. Ployhar

References:
- 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”

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5. “America” by Waylon Jennings (Amazon)

References:
The “orange” race (the Dutch: windmills and tulipsAmway)
- Syracuse Orangemen/women
became the Syracuse Orange

4. “Heavy Metal (Don’t Mean Rock and Roll to Me)” by Johnny Cash (Amazon)

References:
- 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

3. “Diet Song” by Bobby Bare (Amazon)

References:
- 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 FondaRichard Simmons referenced in this song

2. “Video Blues” by Hank Williams Jr. (Amazon)

References:
C.S. Lewis Jr.
Album “Major Moves” by Hank Williams Jr.
- Sounds like David Lee Roth going old-timey

1. “American Farmer” by the Charlie Daniels Band (Amazon)

References:
- 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)

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