Edd Hurt

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  • 5 years ago

    Travel, cute boys, and money are just a few of the subjects Those Darlins address on their second full-length, Screws Get Loose, but sometimes it sounds as if these all-over-the-place girls just want to go fishing with, well, a cute boy with cash....

  • 6 years ago

    Playing himself in Michael Mabbott's 2005 country-rock mockumentary The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico, Merle Haggard turned in what may be his best performance of the decade. "I've never been able to sing when I was dead on my feet, let alo...

  • 6 years ago

    By the time I caught up with Alex Chilton in January 1981, he wasn't exactly living the glamorous life. Back home in Memphis for a few years, the power-pop giant had recently made the solo record Like Flies on Sherbert and—from what I could ...

  • 7 years ago

    Bob Dylan can't even get a decent drink in his wife's backwater of a hometown, and maybe that's why he carries a gun during most of his new one, Together Through Life. He's just an ordinary citizen, looking for someone to love, in "If You Ever Go ...

  • 7 years ago

    Wait, is that Bill Frisell or Pat Metheny sitting in with Brad Paisley on "Kim," one of 11 instrumentals on the Nashville guitarist's marathon, 16-track, guest-picker-rich Play? No, but its darkness relative to the other stuff here (blues shuffle,...

  • 7 years ago

    Judging from the inert version of his own "Go! Go! Go!" on disc one of this four-disc, five-hour box set, Roy Orbison wasn't up to the elementary rhythmic demands of rockabilly. He'd enjoy a minor Sun Records hit in 1956 with "Ooby Dooby" (a piece...


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