Sunday, June 04, 2006

34. Ray Price - Night Life (1962)

Track Listing

1. Introduction And Theme/Night Life
2. Lonely Street
3. Wild Side Of Life
4. Sittin' And Thinkin'
5. Twenty-Fourth Hour
6. Girl In The Night
7. Pride
8. There's No Fool Like A Young Fool
9. If She Could See Me Now
10. Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
11. Are You Sure
12. Let Me Talk To You


Ok, this album is crap, no it's really crap and I hate it. Its unmitigated Honky Tonk crap. It does however have its redeeming qualities... lyrics like "The glamour of the gay night life has lured you" don't come about every day, or even "I didn't know God made honky tonk angels" both from Wild Side of Life.

Really there's not much to say about this album, except avoid at all costs. It's sappy, rednecky crap. Hey, if you own an arsenal and a pointy sheet with eye-holes you might like it. Except for the only good track in the album, Night Life which was written by that dirty commie Willie Nelson (I'd rather hear one of his albums any time).

So maybe this was bringing honky tonk to a whole new audience, but that isn't a good thing if this is what they were listening to. And no, I don't have anything against country and western as you've seen with the Louvin Brothers and such. But this is really an unappealling album.

Get it at Amazon, if you must, in the UK or US.

Track Highlights

1. Night Life
2. Wild Side of Life

Final Grade




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ray Price look a lot like Gene Barry from Western TV series Bat Masterson!