Turnpike Troubadours :: Goodbye Normal Street


TurnpkieTroubadoursGoodbyeNormalStreetDe derde CD van de Turnpike Troubadours uit Oklahoma heet Goodbye Normal Street en is tekstueel een grimmig verslag van hoe het met Amerika gaat en wat de crisis doet met de gewone man. De muziek daarentegen is uitgelaten, soms zelfs ronduit vrolijk. Die roept herinneringen op aan de vroege Steve Earle en de energieke punkachtige spirit doet denken aan The Pogues. Luisteren naar het openingsnummer Gin, Smoke & Lies maakt alles duidelijk en zal van iedereen een Turnpike Troubadours-fan maken.

Video op YouTube: Gin, Smoke, lies

Times are tough for just about everyone these days, especially for those who live in what is often referred to as the “flyover states,” in the heart of the country. People have become tougher, their skins have grown thicker and they have become much harder to win over. That especially holds true when it comes to the music that rolls into the bars, music halls and honky tonks of their towns. The overwhelming success that Turnpike Troubadours have had on the so-called Red Dirt circuit of those states says a lot about the quintet’s authenticity and fire, particularly because their music is not exactly what that scene in known for producing.


1. Gin Smoke & Lies
2. Before The Devil Knows We’re Dead
3. Southeastern Son
4. Blue Star
5. Call A Spade A Spade
6. Morgan Street
7. Gone, Gone, Gone
8. Good Lord Lorrie
9. Empty As A Drum
10. Wrecked
11. Quit While I’m Ahead





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