Sturgill wins the GRammy for best country album, weird.
Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:14 AM
Spent the weekend listening to Sturgill Simpson's latest, Sound and Fury. Holy crap! Has there been an artist that's put out a more diverse first four albums?
This one is, as he describes it, a “sleazy synth-rock dance record." There's nothing even remotely country about this album, aside from his deep Kentucky accent (which is buried under heavy guitars and "sleaze" on many tracks).
Apparently there's also an anime film that was produced along with this album -- because why not?
One of my favorite tracks is called "Make Art Not Friends" and pretty much sums up the ethos behind this album.
I love saying "no" to all the "yes" menJust to see the look on their faceI love how everybody knows what's bestBut nobody knows their placeSucker every second, stack 'em up to the skyFor every winner, there's a hundred that diedSo you get yours, and stay outta mineHere's to the memories, where do I sign?Face in the mirror, all skin and bonesBloodshot eyes and a heart of stoneNever again, I'd rather be aloneThink I'm gonna just stay homeAnd make art, not friends
I have no idea how he's going to top this, but I'm excited to find out.
Posted 08 October 2019 - 02:56 PM
I'm intrigued. Any idea what episode this is or where to find it?
It's the most recent episode, as of last week. I'm not very familiar with Joe Rogan's podcast, or how often he posts episodes, but I listened to this one the other day. It's long, and this story is near the end.
Edit: Actually, it's from September 30 and it looks like he's been very busy podcasting since then. http://podcasts.joerogan.net/
Posted 22 July 2020 - 03:38 AM
Sound and Fury was very different. His last few records always made a lot of critical year end lists, but I don't know if I saw this one on any - and, no, that doesn't mean an album is good or not - just a big change in reception for this one.
I loved S & F! Really bummed the tour imploded before it got to the northwest but couldn't be helped. Sturgill has turned into 1 of those guys who keeps things interesting by constantly changing. Looking forward to what comes next.
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