Dwight Yoakam on Leno = Best new Country I've heard in a LONG time

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  1. slippyknees

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    you da man! thanks for the link. it was brutal dealing w/nbc's site.

    i JUST sold my casino a few weeks ago. had it for years, peerless factory....i'm a dope and this video just confirmed that! ha
     
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    Solid tune. Doesn't sound like that corporate country crap and rocks just enough to pique my interest.
     
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    That's good stuff.
     
  6. 62Tele

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    Dwight's the best, one of the few real deal country guys in my book.
     
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    HELL yeah! It's about time........
     
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    Sounds great, looking forward to the album.
     
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    Sounds great and looking forward to the album..Always a big DY fan. Still miss Pete in the band though,, some low down Tele hooks would sound awesome in that song.IMHO
     
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    If dwight farted on a record(he basically has on a couple) I'd buy it. He is my favorite songwriter ever, but man, he's got to lose that bargain bin band. A far cry from that great late '80's- early '00;s band. They were fantastic. Pete,Scott,Jim,Taras,Skip, and later Gary Morse. One of the best country bands ever, IMO. This current group is weak IMO, no fiddle for the past ten years?!?!?

    Thats not Eddie BTW.
     
  11. fetchmybeer

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    Whenever I see Dwight, I always think about getting a hearse for some reason...and French fried potaters, mmm hmmm.
     
  12. BuddyGuit

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    I like Dwight
     
  13. Satchmo

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    Agree. Other than Dwight's voice, it sounds like a run of the mill '60s pop/rock band. Probably not the fault of the individual players though. That's likely the "sound" that Dwight is going for.
     
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    I think you nailed it:


    Yoakam’s latest Warner Bros. album, 3 Pears, exemplifies his ability to incorporate multiple, competing influences into a piece of cohesive art. It balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock, Americana, pop and soul. It blends Yoakam’s respect for his musical predecessors with the collaborative assistance of modern singer/songwriter Beck, who co-produced two tracks, and current rocker Kid Rock, who co-wrote the hooky opener, “Take Hold Of My Hand.” But most importantly, 3 Pears builds on his trademark edginess with a notable, growing positivity.

    “The music just kind of dropped in, in that way,” Yoakam reflects. “Music is a bit of a mystery. Like all emotions are. And I think maybe it was something I needed to express and to share with the world at large, something positive when all of us are kind of carrying around this collective, emotional weight.”

    Produced by Yoakam, 3 Pears demonstrates that spirit, coalescing around buzzing guitars and vulnerable ballads as he explores the emotional extremes of his musical persona, all delivered with a revealing honesty. “Heart Like Mine“ puts a country garage-band spin on a classic pop/rock melody, while “Dim Lights“, “Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)“ – written by Joe and Rose Lee Maphis and closely associated with the Flying Burrito Brothers – is thrashing, 21st-century cowpunk. “Waterfall“ takes an unusual, dreamy stab at embracing intimacy, and “Long Way To Go“ – presented first as a gently chugging lope and later reprised as a stark piano/vocal performance – elegantly refines the concept of personal commitment. “Trying“ surrounds an ultra-sensitive vocal performance with a ragged, soulful production.

    The witty title track, which opened the flood gates to Yoakam’s creativity, was inspired by George Harrison: Living in the Material World, the Martin Scorsese-directed film bio. One scene found John Lennon horsing around in three pairs of glasses, and Yoakam was immediately struck by the late Beatle’s mix of zaniness and serious intent.
    “I got to thinking about innocence and happiness,“ Yoakam says. “There’s a certain nonsensical element to the song, but it was through that that I turned a corner. It allowed me to express some true, deeper feeling.“
     
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    I just saw Dwight about 2 weeks ago and he sounded great, as well as his band.
     
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    Yeah, thats a lot of it, but its been a revolving door of musicians since he got rid of Pete. I like the drummer, who's been the constant, but they just sound thrown together. I loved Blame the Vain, but the first time I heard the Buck album all the way through I couldn't help but think of how badass it would have been if Pete had done it. The steel player on that album shouldn't be allowed near a steel guitar again.

    I think I like this new guitar player better than Eddie.
     
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    Haha, I thought it was Eddie Perez with a haircut.
     
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    It's funny I could never like DY after Slingblade. Even though I KNOW he was acting! He was TOO good in that role.
     
  19. Gas-man

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    Big Dwight fan, but that song didn't go anywhere.
     
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    Just checked his website for tour dates. Doesn't look as if he's planning on it.
     

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