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Album: Country Love Songs
# Song Title   Time
1)    Every Kind of Music But Country
2)    Rock Bottom, Pop. 1
3)    Buck Starts Here, The
4)    (I Love) Nickels and Dimes
5)    Barely Human
6)    I'd Be Lonesome
7)    She Took a Lot of Pills (And Died)
8)    We'll Burn Together
9)    Let's Live Together
10)    Scrapple Song, The
11)    Pete Way's Trousers
12)    Tears Only Run One Way
13)    Papa Was a Steel-Headed Man
 

Album: Country Love Songs
# Song Title   Time
1)    Every Kind of Music But Country
2)    Rock Bottom, Pop. 1
3)    Buck Starts Here, The
4)    (I Love) Nickels and Dimes
5)    Barely Human
6)    I'd Be Lonesome
7)    She Took a Lot of Pills (And Died)
8)    We'll Burn Together
9)    Let's Live Together
10)    Scrapple Song, The
11)    Pete Way's Trousers
12)    Tears Only Run One Way
13)    Papa Was a Steel-Headed Man
 
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  • Personnel: Robbie Fulks (vocals, guitar); Ora Jones (vocals); D. Clinton Thompson (electric guitar); Paul Carestia, Tom Brumley (pedal steel); Keith Bauman (lap steel); Tuey Connell (lap steel, banjo); Casey Driessen (fiddle); Steve Rosen (fiddle, background vocals); Joe Terry (piano, keyboards); Brett Simmons, Daren Wilcox, Lou Whitney (bass); Dan Massey, Bobby Lloyd Hicks (drums); The Skeletons (background vocals).
  • Personnel: Robbie Fulks (vocals, guitar); Ora Jones (vocals); D. Clinton Thompson (electric guitar); Keith Baumann (lap steel guitar); Steve Rosen (fiddle, background vocals); Casey Driessen (fiddle); Joe Terry (piano, keyboards); Lou Whitney (bass guitar); Bobby Lloyd Hicks (drums); The Skeletons (background vocals).
  • Recording information: Chicago, IL; Springfield, MO.
  • Photographer: Elaine Moore.
  • On his debut album, Fulks keeps the spirit of cry-in-your-beer honky-tonk music alive. While he's musically conservative, employing traditional, mostly acoustic instrumentation and classic country song structures, his lyrical muse runs further afield. On "She Took A Lot Of Pills And Died," the mere title of which should earn him a spot in the Country Hall Of Fame, and "Let's Live Together," his sardonic humor adds a twist to the proceedings, but he never gets self-conscious or detached enough to mitigate the emotional impact. Stark, self-effacing tunes like "Barely Human" and "Rock Bottom, Pop. 1" combine heartfelt sentiment with Fulks' knack for killer songwriting, making a direct connection to the heart and head simultaneously.
  • Fulks, who has already been covered by country-rock cult heroes the Five Chinese Brothers, is backed here by some fine players, including members of the celebrated roots-rock band The Skeletons, and the album moves with ease between the various sub-genres of trad country. From barroom weepers to barnstormers and western swing, Fulks' rough-and-ready vocal delivery and top-shelf tunes come across with freshness and vitality. COUNTRY LOVE SONGS is the closest a fella whose name ain't George Jones can come to making a perfect honky-tonk album.
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Option (11-12/96, p.104) - "...Fulks backs up his tales of quirk and strangeitude with traditional hillbilly, honky-tonk and western swing arrangements, but it's his personality that drives the material past 'neotraditional' into the realm of the bizarre."
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