[eDebate] Southern Culture on the Skids
Thu Nov 8 19:16:06 CST 2007
Saturday night at Ziggy's. Half block from the hotel.
Long the bards of downward mobility, Southern Culture on the Skids have
always embodied countrypolitan. Recently described by Dwight Yoakam (in
Filter) as "really on the outside, like Dick Dale meets Hank Thompson,"
SCOTS have mixed high and low culture for decades, endlessly touring,
serving up moonshine martinis and poultry picking for fans everywhere.
Now, with their new fifteen song covers collection, /Countrypolitan
Favorites/, they've given the Go-Go country treatment to some of their
favorite songs, creating a tasty buffet of tunes from Don Gibson to T-Rex.
"It's a party record," Miller says. As if anything Southern Culture on
the Skids might put on tape wouldn't be a party record.
Ross K. Smith
Director of Debate
Wake Forest University
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