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Monday, March 16, 2009

BAD ASS


by Stonewall Jackson


LITTLE DARLIN' RECORDS
SP-1039
1979
STEREO


Directed by AUBREY MAYHEW

Copyright 1979 Little Darlin' Sound and Picture Company, Inc.
42 Music Square West, Nashville, Tn. 37203
All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication Is A Violation Of Applicable Laws

PRINTED IN USA

Photos And Album Graphics By A. Mayhew




SIDE A:



My Favorite Sin
I Can't Sing A Love Song
The Pint Of No Return
Come On Home And Have Your Next Affair With Me
Spirits of St. Louis

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SIDE B



Alcohol of Fame
Things That Lovers Do
We're The Kind Of People
Don't You Say Nothin' At All
Jesus Took The Outlaw Out Of Me

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Editor's note: a later obscure record by a country forefather, this is the first album that I've had a chance to hear by The General (I'm sure somebody called him that along the line.).

allmusic.com says about this record:

"...Bad Ass, a collection of new songs in the outlaw vein. Bad Ass was almost cartoonishly outlaw -- as evidenced by the titles of "Jesus Took the Outlaw out of Me," "Come on Home and Have Your Next Affair With Me," "Alcohol of Fame," and, best of all, "The Pint of No Return" -- but even if the titles are silly, the music is strong, with sturdy songs and great straight-ahead honky tonk performances by the Little Darlin' house band and an assured Jackson. It might not have made for a commercial comeback, but it surely was an artistic one, yet it remained out of circulation for years, along with the rest of the Little Darlin' catalog."

Which to me is basically the total polar opposite of what I think: standard fare country with GREAT titles. Come on, you have to have a little humor. I mean, intellectualizing a country record--or any record for that matter--is kind of redundant isn't it? A good drinking album for those so gambrinously country-inclined

PS...no, he didn't have radioactivity poisoning and furthermore, it wasn't snowing in the pictures, that's called record wear, folks. In all the wrong places!

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