47. Buck Owens and his Buckaroos - I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (1965)
1. I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
2. Trouble and Me
3. Let the Sad Times Roll On
4. Wham Bam
5. If You Fall Out of Love With Me
6. Fallin' for You
7. We're Gonna Let the Good Times Roll
8. Band Keeps Playin' On
9. Streets of Laredo
10. Cryin' Time
11. Maiden's Prayer
This is not my kind of music. I like some country and such, but this suffers the same faults as Ray Price's Nightlife. But it is a better affair, at least this one grows on you like a bad fungus. First time I heard it, I hated it, second I could see something there and third I started to actually be quite fond of it. So, a bit like Bjork albums. But also very much unlike Bjork.
It has got some funny songs like Wham Bam, some quite nice ones like Memphis and Streets of Laredo, but it is still not my thing. It is very hillbilly but there are some elements of something else here, which is probably rock. The guitars take more of a center stage there is a faster speed to some of the songs and it feels like it is integrating some rock elements in what is traditionally redneck music. Still, in no way could this be called rock or even country-rock or anything of the kind. It is fully hick, which can sometimes be quite fun.
I really don't feel like the most qualified person to make a review of this album, seeing as I don't care for this type of music on most days (except thursday nights when I go line dancing with the girls). Still, if your life depended on listening to Buck Owens or Ray Price I'd go for Buck Owens (and let's not forget his Buckaroos) anytime.
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1. Wham Bam
2. We're Gonna Let the Good Times Roll
4. Streets of Laredo
Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens, Jr., (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006) was an American singer and guitarist, with twenty number-one hits on the Billboard magazine country music charts. Both as a solo artist and with his band, the Buckaroos (so named by Merle Haggard, a former bandmate), Buck Owens pioneered what has come to be called the Bakersfield sound—a reference to Bakersfield, California, the city Owens called home and from which he drew inspiration for what he preferred to call "American Music
OH, WHO THE FUCK CARES!
Snails are hermaphrodites.