Thursday, January 18, 2007

Bobby Bare "neo-cow punk" Jr.

What we used to call "cow punk" or "country punk" has become a bit more sophisticated with the likes of Bloodshot artist Bobby Bare Jr. When I hear the term I think of raucous, randy folk like the Hollisters and the Meat Purveyors. And yeah, these guys are apparently still on Bloodshot Records, too. This Bobby Bare Jr. fella can be racous and randy, too, only these songs from The Longest Meow seem somewhat... uh... evolved. No less good, mind you! And still irreverent!

Mayonaise Brain
Sticky Chemical

On this record Bare has employed the help of members from Clem Snide, My Morning Jacket, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, and Lambchop. It is at times more indie-rock than, but fans of both should find something they like.

If you're in Birmingham, come out to hear Bobby Bare Jr. play at Bottletree tonight, Jan. 18. Wear your cowboy hat(or your scarf).


Blogger D said...

So am I the only one who remembers being 14 years old, holed up in my bedroom and staying up too late, listening to Bare Jr.'s pseudo-hit single "You Blew Me Off," off an album called Boo-Tay, on "rock block" modern radio? Seriously, "You Blew Me Off," from the Boo-Tay lp.

And now he's working with Lambchop? What the fuck happened, Bobby? What happened to the both of us?

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