Monday, March 09, 2009

Steve Earle does Townes!

I'm really excited for this Townes Van Zandt tribute album by Quinapalus and my favorite Steve Earle, coming out in May.
You can stream two tracks here. Check out the Tom Morello guitar solo on 'Lungs'!


Eric said...

I saw Steve Earle (who I recognized from The Wire) at Grom, the fancy gelato place in Greenwich Village. It was awesome.

Quinapalus said...

Sounds like he's continuing his exploration of drum machines, which I don't have overwhelmingly positive feelings about...all the same, I'm pretty excited by the track list, he's doing some of my very favorite deep cuts. Of course, pretty much any Townes Van Zandt song except Pancho and Lefty is kind of a deep cut, but it looks like he's pulling heavily from Delta Momma Blues, a fantastic album that doesn't get too much love even by Townes standards.

drischord said...

Best Steve Earle lyric:

Everybody told me you can't get far

On thirty-seven dollars and a jap guitar

Now I'm smokin' into Texas with the hammer down

And a rockin' little combo from the fancy gelato place in Greenwich Village

Quinapalus said...

Well, Steve Earle loves New York...his last album was largely an ode to the city. I think you can be a hard-livin' man who smokes into Texas with the hammer down and still enjoy a nice gelato!

Eric said...

And that gelato is damn good-- if a bit (a lot) overpriced.