Steve Earle: Anyone a fan?

Discussion in 'General' started by sharkattack, Jun 18, 2022.

  1. sharkattack

    sharkattack I didn't choose the Thug Life; it chose me.

    I forgot just how good he is. He can tell a tale in a good tune like very few. He had some success, but not like I thought he should’ve. He had some down times, for sure, but is clean and sober now.
    If you like Johnny Cash’s tales & tunes, I think you’ll like Steve Earle.
    Anyhoo, just wanted to let those who haven’t heard of him know that he’s out there and he’s got some great tunes. 2DB7AE7F-9005-4873-8174-D9F99BFB359E.jpeg
     
  2. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Probably but that wouldn't include any of his number of ex-wifes.
     
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  3. sharkattack

    sharkattack I didn't choose the Thug Life; it chose me.

    Lol! He’s had 6; married one gal twice!
     
  4. IrocRob

    IrocRob Well-Known Member

    Great stuff. I just went down the youtube rabbit hole for awhile listening and stumbled across a cover of Copperhead Road that adds a verse.
    Search "Copperhead Road like you've never heard it" if you are interested. Good stuff, I wonder what Earle thinks of it?
     
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  5. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    His boy could sing fuckin circles around him.

    2008s The Good Life was his best, but every album up to the last had highlights.

    I was playing The Saint Of Lost Causes just this morning, and mentioned to my wife how pissed off I am at the guy.

    Ahi Esta Mi Nina hits pretty hard to me.
     
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  6. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    I think he's a alright guy.
     
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  7. sharkattack

    sharkattack I didn't choose the Thug Life; it chose me.

    I’ll have to look for some of his stuff. Thx for the heads up.
     
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  8. Itey

    Itey Well-Known Member

    Saw his boy Justin Townes Earle 5/6 years ago in Bloomington Indiana in a shit hole bar (Blue bird). Good stuff. If listened to Steve but he seems to not want to STFU about politics.
     
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  9. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    "Johnny Come Lately" is a good tune. Steve's ok.
     
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  10. Britt

    Britt Well-Known Member

    Meh, he's no Townes Van Zandt, but still good music.
     
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  11. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    Steve is really good. His son Justin had just as much talent, but more demons which eventually got him. If you like Steve Earle, there's a big rabbit hole of talented singer/songwriter guys all connected to that group and many more. Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Blaze Foley, Townes Van Zandt. Heartworn highways is a good flick.
     
  12. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    My favorites from Justin Townes Earle, from the early releases to the latest.

    YUMA
    Yuma
    Let The Waters Rise

    THE GOOD LIFE
    (The whole thing! It is one of my top 10 favorite all around albums from anyone)
    The Good Life
    Lone Pine Hill

    MIDNIGHT AT THE MOVIES
    Mama's Eyes
    Poor Fool
    Here We Go Again **

    HARLEM RIVER BLUES
    One More Night In Brooklyn
    Rogers Park

    NOTHINGS GOING TO CHANGE
    Am I That Lonely
    Nothings Gonna Change
    Down On The Lower East Side

    SINGLE MOTHERS
    (not really a fan of this one)
    White Magnolias

    ABSENT FATHERS
    (nope)

    KIDS IN THE STREET
    (again, nope)
    Champagne Corolla
    Same Ol Stagger Lee

    Saint Of Lost Causes
    Ahi Esta Mi Nina
    Appalachian Nightmare (fkn HAUNTING!)


    A lot of his stuff is... I'm not sure what the musical terminology is, but it doesn't have a consistent cadence. The ones I listed above are very rhythmic, but a lot of his songs are almost spoken word, rather than poetry. I'm not a fan of that type of song.

    Truth be told, though he is one of my all time favorites.

    Pops, not so much.
     
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  13. sharkattack

    sharkattack I didn't choose the Thug Life; it chose me.

    I’ll definitely give Justin a listen. Thx!
     
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  14. sharkattack

    sharkattack I didn't choose the Thug Life; it chose me.

    Thanks for the list. I’m a Rodney Crowell fan for sure.
     
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  15. kirk erlinger

    kirk erlinger Well-Known Member

    Huge fan of Steve, saw him several times in the late 80s/90s....saw him perform Chicago concert promoted by local FM station Xmas benefit show, he was just released from jail, breaking guitar strings just beating the shit out his axe, amazing performance. he opened for John Hiatt.

    His son was wonderful too, sad he passed so young.
     
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  16. sharkattack

    sharkattack I didn't choose the Thug Life; it chose me.

    So I just downloaded this and I’ll be damned if he can’t belt out a great tune and tell a tale at the same time.
    Thx for pointing him out to me. I’ll be listening today while I’m burning some gas in my FJR.
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  17. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Liked Steve since the 80s
     
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  18. britx303

    britx303 F*ck Motoamerica.

    Anybody else think of Jeremy Clarkson when you hear Copperhead Rd now? :D
     
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  19. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    Chris Knight similar genre and in my opinion more talent.
     
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  20. Past Glory

    Past Glory Well-Known Member

    I liked his character, Walon, in 'The Wire'.
     

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