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The Beginning Of The End: The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1974) (RSD18)

Iron Mountain

record store day exclusive 2018 - apocalypse orange or collapse black LP, gatefold

Released: 21st Apr 2018

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From the people who brought you 'Hillbillies In Hell'.

.. 16 timeless tales of existential angst wrought from backwoods ballads and anguished urbane odes. Plaintive fiddles, furtive banjos and lonesome voices soundtrack a bleak vista of endless, eternal questions and unquenchable wanderlusts. Apocalyptic laments, harrowing self-examinations, faltering ids, devastated inebriates and tortured misfits. Many originally waxed on private press labels and distributed in tiny amounts, these troubled but marginalised troubadours sing of collapsing egos and stygian landscapes of molten self-doubt. Years in the making – 'The Beginning Of The End' presents existential howls and Freudian diatribes from broken preachers and disrupted transgressives. All for your bewildered listening pleasure. •WITNESS Whitey Gallagher and his endless SEARCHING! •HEAR Bobby Grove chase THE WHISTLE OF THE GRAVY TRAIN! •SEE Jim Ed Brown confront THE ENEMY! •RSD 2018 Limited Edition 500 Deluxe Gatefold LPs with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia! •Full dynamic range 2018 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes! *250 (randomly inserted) Apocalypse Orange / 250 (randomly inserted) Collapse Black LPs

The Beginning Of The End: The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1974) (RSD18)


  1. Whitey Gallagher - Searching (I'm Always Looking)
  2. Bobby Grove - Whistle Of The Gravy Train
  3. Jimmy Griggs - The Beginning Of The End
  4. Ed Bruce - Puzzles
  5. Ray Sanders - My World Is Upside Down
  6. Jim Ed Brown - The Enemy
  7. Johnny Darrell - Jimmy Jacob
  8. Mel Tillis - Survival Of The Fittest
  9. Sammi Smith - Saunders Ferry Lane
  10. George Kent - Hello, I'm A Jukebox
  11. Curly Putman - Talking To The Grass
  12. Clay Hart - Free
  13. Lonnie Holt - Water Under The Bridge
  14. Johnny Dollar - Meeting Of The Bored
  15. Johnny Collier - Nobody Touches Me
  16. Bob Fry - I'm Gonna Be Gone