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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A post Halloween scare



Leon Payne was a country songwriter back in the days when there was such a thing as country music. He wrote such classics as "Lost Highway" for Hank Williams Sr. and "Psycho" for Eddie Noack.

Needless to say, the song was banned by Country Stations...

I first became acquainted with the song through the Roundup Records catalogue to which I used to subscribe.
It was redone by the "Beasts of Bourbon" on the album titled, "Axeman's Jazz." I bought the album because Marty Robbins had just died and Roundup Records said the song "The Day Marty Robbins Died," was an excellent song. It featured the lyric, "My house got divorced, and my pigs, they all cried, my Big Iron won't fire no more cause today Marty Robbins died."
I was young and impressionable and had to have the album.

Of course the real scare is the presidential race. You should look up the wikileaks emails. I'd link but I didn't finish my blog before it was time to go to work and I'm using my iPhone.

3 comments:

  1. Sick indeed! I wish I hadn't listened to as much of that as I did.. Unfortunately people like the singer portrays are all too real.
    Got to like the band's name though.

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  3. I know that song from the Elvis Costello cover! That was on a bonus track for his great country album, Almost Blue, which came with this warning in the liner notes: "WARNING: This album contains country & western music and may cause offence to narrow minded listeners".

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