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    Country music fail - who listens to this stuff?

    I thought the song about a guy who falls in love with his tractor was about as bad as it could get. I was wrong. It gets worse.
    Today on the radio I heard a song on a country station where a guy tells his GF: "I want to check you for ticks".

    WTH? I listened only long enough to see if this was a joke or something. Sadly, it wasn't.

    I can't believe people make up this trash. Are there really people out there who enjoy listening to this?

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    The song is 6 years old, its about meeting someone at a bar. And its a bit of backwards humor as well. As are most of his songs... You failed to listen to ALL of the lyrics. Better yet, look them up. Once you understand the rest of the song, you will understand the "checking for ticks" part. Its a humorous "love" story...

    And yes, I enjoy it. Brad Paisley is an insanely talented guitarist/songwriter.
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    Mostly red states and upstate NY.
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    Enough of it is out there to say there's a big enough market for white bro insipid country music to find it on a lot of radio stations. There’s also lots of great alt-country music out there too though….from Uncle Tupelo to Wilco and from Lucinda Williams to Neko Case etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz View Post
    "I want to check you for ticks".
    Guys that like girls understand- you have to take their clothes off, all of their clothes off, in order to check everywhere for ticks. Is that not fun or what.

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    @bjtesch: Yeah, I suppose so, but if a guy wants to try to "get some", can't he come up with a slightly more attractive premise to do it under?

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    I love some of the really old stuff. Some of it is rich and it's real. I still collect lots of it from the '30s through the '60s including country swing and Appalachian. Maybe some select '70s too.

    Can't hang with the new. For one thing they can't play instruments anymore. For another thing they just aren't real anymore. It's put on. Thank the gods they outlawed radios at my workplace because our supervisor used to play it all the time. I might hear one I like all night of the new. The rest sucks.
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    I can say one good thing about country music; they don't have gay wedding ceremonies at their award shows.
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    Country music died out over 15 years ago. It's now nothing but pop with bad, contrived accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Country music died out over 15 years ago. It's now nothing but pop with bad, contrived accents.
    Last couple of country concerts I went to were more like rock 'n roll with a twang. Heck they even covered some rock songs. I've even heard a couple of country rap songs!

    At least Bluegrass music artists have kept things mostly pure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySTL View Post
    At least Bluegrass music artists have kept things mostly pure.
    Since I play music from a genre that spawned bluegrass, I'm going to scoff at this statement.

    Bluegrass is an irritating genre for me. 90% of the folks involved all want to sound like someone else. Very few people are out there doing their own thing. I will listen to Don Reno over Scruggs any day because every guy out there with a banjo wants to sound like Scruggs. I've seen few who do. Reno came back from the military and people told him he sounded like Scruggs. So, Reno changed his style. I can dig that.

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    It's pretty damned humorous people *****ing about country music these days with what passes for music in the pop world.
    Hell, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga make me want to put a .45 cal slug in the radio whenever they get played.
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    We have more that country music in Texas. We also have Western music, Texas swing, gospel and rock and roll. What else do you need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    We have more that country music in Texas. We also have Western music, Texas swing, gospel and rock and roll. What else do you need?
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    the last two are part of rock. It is all encompassing from bebop to grunge and punk to techno

    blues I will give

    classical I will give you as well

    bluegrass is part of country, so no points there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    the last two are part of rock. It is all encompassing from bebop to grunge and punk to techno

    blues I will give

    classical I will give you as well

    bluegrass is part of country, so no points there.
    To those outside of Texas (and who know), they are considered different genres.
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    "Oh, we got both kinds. We got country AND western."

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    Mainstream country, no. Like Tom Petty claimed, "bad rock bands with a fiddle". I like anything with a strong accoustic guitar lead so alternative country is good. Mind you, that crosses over to rock pretty easily.

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    All I know is I feel like Jesus just kicked me through the goalposts of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    All I know is I feel like Jesus just kicked me through the goalposts of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    It's pretty damned humorous people *****ing about country music these days with what passes for music in the pop world.
    Hell, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga make me want to put a .45 cal slug in the radio whenever they get played.

    I like Katy Perry.

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    "I may not be in Love but I tell you I'm in Heat." Dolly Parton Romeo

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    For me, country is that scene from the Blues Brothers, where they start with a blues song at a rural bar and get barraged by thrown beer bottles, which only stops when they break into a rendition of "Rawhide."

    Dead Kennedy's do an even better version. Are The Cramps (rockabilly) "country"?

    We live in tick country and the first thing I thought about "I want to check you for ticks" is, "What a great way to get someone nekkid and poke around their naughty bits, close-up!"

    Euphemisms from my youth involved a popular sea-side make-out spot where you could convince the gullible (willfully or otherwise) to park to "watch the submarine races" or "wait for the lighthouse light (which was red) to turn green."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Hell, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga make me want to put a .45 cal slug in the radio whenever they get played.
    I would take Katy, Lady and even Justin over any country music. Being forced to listen to country music is what I would consider HELL. I could easier do rap or even bad rap over country.

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    You can further the brotherhood of man by eliminating class.
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    You can further the brotherhood of man by eliminating class.
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