Listen: Take This Job And Shove It / Johnny Paycheck
Never predicted it might happen but nowadays am finding myself intrigued by occasional styles of older country music. Other than all the 50′s and 60′s females, and the 70′s too I guess, I never did get hooked by many of the male singers. Similar to my early interest in soul, it was the female voice that grabbed me most.
So not counting the odd contradiction to the above, I find Outlaw Country as it seemed to be coined, hugely entertaining. And in the case of Johnny Paycheck, even more so. Probably not by design, but turns out he actually lived it. All the elements a trashy made for TV documentary would require apply: alcohol, drugs, divorce, problems with the IRS, guns and jail.
I couldn’t resist this trailer trash icon and his accompanying take on David Allan Coe’s trailer trash anthem ‘Take This Job And Shove It’.
If anybody has some preferably harsher, post Rockabilly, demented hillbilly recommendations, bring them on.