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#1072090 - 01/20/15 04:19 PM Proof Country Hits Are The Same  
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http://gawker.com/proof-that-every-country-song-still-sounded-the-same-in-1678354406

Same drum sounds too? Yo! Where has creativity and individuality gone?

Music Row should be raising the bar year after year, not "simply" keeping it ALL the same for just about all the hits.


#1072092 - 01/20/15 04:59 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Johnny Daubert]  
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Been thinking this has been true for about the last 10 years. Wonder how much tempo and pitch adjustments had to be done to splice this altogether.
I think if this came on in a bar, a lot of people would have no idea it was a splice job.

#1072094 - 01/20/15 06:46 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Daniel Hudelson]  
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Sad...

John smile

#1072095 - 01/20/15 07:38 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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I think country music deserves an advocate. Anyone can tear anything down, if they really want to. That's easy, and what teenagers come up with for mockery.

But, one of the biggest country records of 2014 was Miranda Lambert's "Platinum". While tastes are relative, most skilled songwriters should be able to recognize the quality of songwriting and production on that release.

That's h.a.r.d. to do. Give "Platinum" a whirl and try to outwrite just one of those songs. I dare you!

#1072096 - 01/20/15 08:09 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Kolstad]  
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Maybe I'll compose a horror country song.

John smile

#1072097 - 01/20/15 08:14 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Originally Posted by John Lawrence Schick
Maybe I'll compose a horror country song.

John smile


Zombies in a pick up truck!

#1072159 - 01/21/15 05:17 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Johnny Daubert]  
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TRUCKS & DRUNKS....

There is Group Think in Nashville and NEVER really break much new ground as there is too much to lose.

They have incredibly talented Musicians and Songwriters stuck in these little rooms and put in little boxes and told to write another hit....don't get too outside the box as OUR FANS are Morons and only want more of the same....? Group think is dangerous wherever you find it.

BUT....if you are looking for creativity DON'T look to Nashville to find it.

I watch with horror at video after video of nothing but Trucks, Parties and Drunks over and over and over again. Wonder where M.A D D is when you need them. Who is the designated driver to drive all those Partying Drunks home.

AND the Pepto Moment for me was DRUNK ON A PLANE

What's next Drunk at the Funeral or Drunk on the Space Station or just drunk on the mountain. I thought I'd throw up when I saw DAY DRINKING BY Little Big Town.

The Music is Catchy and the Girls are cute but GEE WIZZ write some good songs people.

They are SO much better than this.

#1072160 - 01/21/15 06:01 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Barry David Butler (D)]  
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No doubt the pickings in Music City are getting pretty slim. Listening to some Hank Thompson now.


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#1072161 - 01/21/15 06:12 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Iggy]  
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Originally Posted by Iggy
Originally Posted by John Lawrence Schick
Maybe I'll compose a horror country song.

John smile


Zombies in a pick up truck!


Oh yeah, zombies always work well in songs Iggy. laugh

#1072446 - 01/25/15 02:00 AM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Want variety? JPF rules.

#1072491 - 01/25/15 07:22 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Rick Norton]  
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Hey John on that Country Horror Song (and Iggy thanks for the idea) you just created a new genre!! smile only I don't think zombies drive??? I wonder if country fans are zombie fans as well...how's this for starters...

"Zombie Girl" (country/novelty)(can picture a funny video laugh )
(c)2015 Lynn Orloff (needs a good melody wink )

It was late one nite
Took a left and then a right
Windows up still can’t explain the chilly air
Somethin’ made me check my rearview
And there I saw in clear view
A zombie with blue eyes and long brown hair (blonde?)

As I tried to get away
Somethin’ made me wanna stay
Seems that zombie girl had quite a pull on me
I said “honey need a ride”
Then she climbed on up inside
Didn’t know where all this craziness would lead

I got me a zombie
Ridin’ shotgun in my truck
I kind of like the danger
Yeah I like to push my luck
She doesn’t talk my ears off like some other gals I know
She’s tappin' on my dashboard, seems she likes the radio

Wasn’t much on conversation
But she liked the country stations
When I tried to turn the dial she freaked out
Didn’t want her mad at me
So I left on Toby Keith
Wasn’t sure I’d introduce her to my crowd

I got me a zombie
Ridin’ shotgun in my truck
I kind of like the danger
Yeah I like to push my luck
She doesn’t talk my ears off like some other gals I know
She’s tappin' on my dashboard, seems she likes the radio

Bridge
Not the kind of girl I'm gonna' bring to meet my mama
Yeah she's alittle out there, might create alittle drama

Cruisin' with my zombie
Lookin' good in cut off jeans
I don't know how she does it
But she's got a hold on me
She doesn’t talk my ears off like some other gals I know
Just tappin' on my dashboard, diggin' country radio





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#1072495 - 01/25/15 10:37 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Cool lyrics Lynn! Hope one of the country guys or gals pick these up. My country always ends up sounding like jazz. Maybe a Country Jazz song?

Best, John smile

#1072505 - 01/25/15 11:35 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Actually, country jazz isn't so far fetched. Listen to The Tony Rice Unit here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXRJIsjmTg4

#1072747 - 01/29/15 07:56 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: ben willis]  
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Ben I gave a listen and I didn't hear a "country jazz" sound though they weren't dressed in flannel shirts and overalls and had a more somewhat sophisticated blue grass sound if you will. I might use the term "classy blue grass". smile


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#1072752 - 01/29/15 08:44 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Sorry about that Lynn. I could have used a better example, but "The Tony Rice Unit" is known for their borderline jazz sound. As you can guess, I'm a big fan. I was referring to their individual instrumental solos and how they would go off melody for a jazzy feel. Not complete jazz, but a jazz influence no doubt.

The point is that country and jazz does mix.

How about this one instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqcRx-ydsBA

#1072755 - 01/29/15 10:31 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: ben willis]  
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As a matter of fact, most of the big name bluegrass bands are sophisticated and perform in suit and tie, something that Bill Monroe (the father of bluegrass) insisted on. Ask Mike Dunbar. He plays for one of the top bands.

The hayseed thing went away years ago. Some still use it, but only as a novelty. It's the music, not the appearance. smile

#1072860 - 01/31/15 02:15 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: ben willis]  
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Much better example and I'm hearing the "countrazz" sound if we can use that genre. Reminded me of a slower version of Boogie-Woogie Bugle Man. Thanks Ben. Enjoy a cookie on me!! smile


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#1072861 - 01/31/15 02:21 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Back on original subject, I know some of the country songs seemed pressed from the same cookie cutter, but I do hear some that stand out and I think we even appreciate them more because they do. For instance this one...very bare bones and beautiful.... no truck, no beer, no bikinis, imagine that!!

jake owen "we all want what we ain't got"


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#1073220 - 02/04/15 08:34 PM Re: Proof Country Hits Are The Same [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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We've picked on Country long enough - LOL - How about this for Lyrical genius:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDOTs9vP-QQ

Whoa oh oh oh





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