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Quick Hit : Southern Culture On The Skids – Dirt Track Date

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I liked the guitar sound right off the bat. One song and I knew I would like everything about this album and this band. A CCR, Tony Joe White, swampy blues sound.  Especially when you have lyrics like ” I met my baby in a used car lot. Drink’n cheap wine and throwing rocks” Now if that ain’t a recipe for a relationship I don’t know what is.

This is old school rock n roll played new school.  Two guys and a gal who know how to rock and have a good time doing it. I always find when folks have fun playing I have fun listening.

I won’t bore the shit out of you with a lot of my bs.  If you like Link Wray, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy licks (Rick Miller’s guitar work is fantastic, he has the chops and so does the band),  Ennio Morricone  mixed in with some good greasy rock n roll, ‘Dirt Track Date’ is for you. The title is probably the most appropriate title for any album I own.

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CB never strayed away from music that put a smile on his face and a shake in his leg. “White Trash, don’t you call me that”. They sing two of my three favorite songs about flies to boot. Don’t be fooled, these folks can play. This is a solid record from top to bottom and CB grabs it often. He can’t help it, it’s in his blood. It kicked him in the ass and made him listen. I love this record.

So lets jump in the Pontiac Parisienne slap Southern Culture on the Skids in the 8 track and hit the Dirt Track for a date. Get some greasy fries, onion rings, warm beer and let the good times roll. Lets Rock!!

 

 

 

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21 comments on “Quick Hit : Southern Culture On The Skids – Dirt Track Date

  1. christiansmusicmusings
    September 23, 2018

    Man, you hit the nail right on the head with this one! Have you ever experienced music where you know immediately you dig it after listening to just a few bars? To me Southern Culture On the Skids fits that bill!

    While somehow their name sounds familiar, I can’t connect it to specific music. I will definitely check out this album – sounds like a lot of fun!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 23, 2018

      Yeah Christian. One of those bands that are destined to be in the cult category. Hard core following. I reach for this one a lot. Still get jacked by the first cut and sticking around for the greasy fabulous stuff that follows. Meet you at the bar to see these guys and Gal.

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  2. J.
    September 24, 2018

    What’s this!? I’m not familiar with this and I don’t think I’ve ever heard of them!! I reckon I’m gonna dig discovering this.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 24, 2018

      One of those bands I dig J. They even sneak Tony Joe Whites name into the first song. I love this record.

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      • J.
        September 24, 2018

        I’ve got it on my list to investigate this week. I’ve been listening to so much music the last few weeks…

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 24, 2018

        It will be waiting for you when you get the time. That’s the coolness of it.

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  3. Jim S.
    September 24, 2018

    I’ve heard the name before and it gave me a smile. Never got around to listening to ’em. Like this stuff. When will Quentin Tarantino discover them?

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 24, 2018

      They’re the real thing Doc. Not popular , just really good. Rick Miller has the licks in my opinion. I’m sure CB isn’t the only one that would use their stuff in a movie. I love this shit kicker American music.

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  4. 1537
    September 24, 2018

    Great stuff CB, I do like me some SCOTS.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 25, 2018

      I figured with ALL the people (Three or four) that follow CB that renowned musicologist 1537 would know the ‘Skids’. You just have that vibe all over you.

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  5. catchgroove
    September 25, 2018

    Never heard of them but I am all in based on your taste.

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  6. catchgroove
    September 26, 2018

    Giving this a listen – ain’t streaming great? Great stuff. Can’t imagine how fun these guys would be live.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 26, 2018

      I never got to see them but from what I’ve heard a good time was had by all. Seen similar bands and they know how to play live. Can’t beat a good bar band.

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  7. catchgroove
    September 26, 2018

    We have a local band just out of their teens you might like: https://open.spotify.com/album/1nfvv5KWebL6jBi2bKgld8?si=zURXrlJ-Qo-votFWRvZ-Mg

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 26, 2018

      Any band that does a song called ’54 Ford’ is in CB’s wheel house right away. And it rocks to boot. Some good stuff going on here. The lead guitar has some chops. I’m really digging this Axl especially the guitar work. It’s going on the saves. “Streaming is great”. All originals? Do a very good job on ‘Blue Lights’ Rock n roll is still alive in the young. Can’t deny it.

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      • catchgroove
        September 26, 2018

        They are getting a little buzz locally here in Minneapolis. I saw them do a little street festival and they are the real deal. Oddly I saw them as spectators at a recent Ringo Starr concert. I guess that is not really that odd. Nice that the youth have not forgotten rock. Seems like we are about due for a rock renaissance.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 26, 2018

        When I was listening I was thinking of Ringo and his buddies when they used to play rock n roll before they did the other stuff.

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  8. catchgroove
    September 26, 2018

    Pure sixties garage rock with the joy factor you appreciate. The Carnegies.

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