Thursday, February 08, 2007

Good Music is Good For You, Part IV

Ah, the music post. The mark of a lazy blogger. And yes folks, I am that lazy blogger.

Today, we look at P.W. Long.

Long is a Michigan hillbilly who has done everything from punkish rock (with Wig) to country (P.W. Long's Reelfoot), to... well, a band called Mule, which can best be described as "cowpunk". Basically punk music, mixed with country, blues and hardcore music. Hard to define. But Mule's eponymous debut is hands-down one of my top ten favorite albums ever. But it's definitely not for everyone, so if you like a little blues, a little country, and a little nasty guitar and hammering drums, check it out. (also assuming you like lyrics like "you can wish in one hand, and shit in the other, and see which one fills up first"). But regardless of which style you prefer, it's all brilliant, whiskey-soaked goodness. Only difference is one makes you stomp your feet, one makes you want to cry.

But the video is from Long's solo work, which is much mellower, and much more depressing. He's not the greatest musician in the world, and his voice is not what you'd call pitch perfect. But he writes amazing songs, and knows how to use his abilities to create something beautiful. This is "I'll Be Your Angel", off the P.W. Long's Reelfoot album "We Didn't See You on Sunday". It's a moving song that is truly depressing (as if the line "I hid Daddy's whiskey so he don't go to Hell" doesn't give it away). It's a live performance, but a fairly well recorded one. Enjoy.

1 comment:

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

I like it. Lots.

P.S. "etbspwep"