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Southern Culture on the Skids — Fried Chicken And Gasoline
Album: Dirt Track Date
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:12
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I've heard alot of this album from Bill and Rebecca and found it recently in the used CD rack for $5.00 and could not pass it up. It is a great album with alot of cute ditties. 8 Piece Box is so true to life (I can eat all day for $7.99!). Great to listen to in the car driving in busy traffic looking for that open lane to open it up.

Solid 10. And they are the B52s of southern rock and maybe a little more creative. Or at least self mocking.
I saw these guys in concert, in a Toronto bar. Yes, they threw fried chicken into the crowd.
It was a seriously loud and great show.
Yea! I'm seeing SCOTS on 11/20/11 here in Gainesville! I've seen them 6+ times, and the shows are always so much fun.
just damn fun - drinking dancing laughing....all I need!  and a little bit of fried chicken and gasoline......

 dbenwen wrote:
White trash poseurs with college educations.
 
Yeah, they've been earnestly "posing" while driving all over the country in rickety, old vans, for over twenty-five years.


 unclelonghair wrote:
What this song needs is a little more cowbell.
 
I know what you mean.....it was there and then it was gone! 

I like the sense or humor and what they are trying to do, I generally love southern alt country with a sense of humor. However, this band bores me.{#Sleep}
What this song needs is a little more cowbell.
 Hannio wrote:

 
Can't. Stop. Watching.  Love this song.

He needs an 8-piece box. Or at least I do. Maybe Walleye instead?  

Shotgun would be great, too.

That's some daring album cover! Gotta warn my friend who's going to America soon not to stray into the bushes when in the South. His dirt track would not like it.

I love this! More please!
wow, crash those cymbals and make some noisey twang twangs - dire music

Yay! Something different! Seems like Radio Paradise has become a self-chosen Top 40 station lately.
I always think of Zipper and Zevon when I hear SCOTS...they have some wonderful SCOTS concert stories to tell.
good groove
Guitar sounds like CCR resurrected.
{#Devil_pimp}
 Pieter wrote:
If this is mockery, it's not very obvious. Sounds pretty much like all that other twangy stuff that is played all too often here.
 
If you had ever seen these guys play live, you would never have said that.

I guess it's a little different when the audience is throwing fried chicken around the room.

{#Eek}

(Yes, we really DO do that!)

.


If this is mockery, it's not very obvious. Sounds pretty much like all that other twangy stuff that is played all too often here.


How boring is that ? Heard it 100 Times before and all were better !
{#Yell}
 saltysanford wrote:
SCOTS is just plain fun music.  Some people need to get a sense of humor.  And the guitar playing kicks ass!  The only national culture that is more ripe for making fun of than the French is American culture.  Hillbillies/rednecks, fat assess, poor eating habits and a ridiculously narcissistic love of cars

 is just a goldmine for those who know how to mine it.{#Bananajam}
 
{#Yes}

 wferrier wrote:
CCR
 

Oh, Suzie Q ...

BARBIWAN! I MISS YOU!!!!


Not in the least. This sucks.

 WonderLizard wrote:


Jealous.

 


 calypsus_1 wrote:

 

remember a style of CCR...-   ** 7 **


 
Heard a local band warm-up into one of their songs with the intro to Born On The Bayou, but once they started singing they were onto something else.

 cherinoel wrote:
Hey, Hannio and others...you're missing the point.  They would be 'crap hick American blues trash' if they we SERIOUS!  The whole point of this group is the mockery!  They're having fun and making fun....lighten up guys and have some yourself....{#Confused}
 

I think you have me confused with others.  I love SCOTS.
 NickDanger wrote:

I agree completely!
  Hey, Nick Danger, have you ever walked out of the fog into the smog in Los Angeles at night? Just wondering ... :-)


 smehan55 wrote:
Good gawd yes! Yes! YES! SCOTS are outstanding, a near-spiritual honky tonk fun experience, live. A must see. Unless you don't like to have a helluva lot of fun ...
 
I agree completely!

These folks write some of the funniest songs around.... lots of fun
CCR

 

remember a style of CCR...-   ** 7 **


 dbenwen wrote:
White trash poseurs with college educations.
 
Jealous.

SCOTS is just plain fun music.  Some people need to get a sense of humor.  And the guitar playing kicks ass!  The only national culture that is more ripe for making fun of than the French is American culture.  Hillbillies/rednecks, fat assess, poor eating habits and a ridiculously narcissistic love of cars is just a goldmine for those who know how to mine it.{#Bananajam}
yes that is a used condom on the album cover...and it's still one of top 100 albums!


SCOTS is rockabilly with a punk edge...  lotsa clever humor... I like it...


Hey, Hannio and others...you're missing the point.  They would be 'crap hick American blues trash' if they we SERIOUS!  The whole point of this group is the mockery!  They're having fun and making fun....lighten up guys and have some yourself....{#Confused}
 

Fun song for the morning before the start of the Woodward Dream Cruise here in Metro Detroit!  {#Clap}


Not my favorite SCOTS song - ("Camel Walk," "Cheap Motel," and "Eight Piece Box" would rank ahead of it, off the top of my head) - but still glad to hear 'em on here.  And the other commenters are right: SO MUCH FUN to see them live.  They used to throw fried chicken into the audience until some dumbass actually ate the chicken and got sick.  Stick to the biscuits for eating, just have your picture taken with the chicken.
Alex, What are two components of Bio-Diesel?

{#Wink}

8.
 NutsyUK wrote:
Please enough of the crap hick american blues trash... Play some real music for once... Its becoming embarrassing to listen to what used to be my favorite station. :/

 

Jeez, lighten up.  One man's crap hick american blues trash is, well, another man's crap hick blues trash.  Still a lot of fun to throw it in the mix.
Prof. Chuck Berry covered this material in his rock-a-billy 101 Class. "Oh Mabaline why can't cha be true."
JohnBauer wrote:
Guess what? I got a fever. And the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!!!!
Guess what? Quoting the same sad joke that EVERYBODY else on the 'net knows is boring....
Saw these guys in concert Friday. THEY ROCK!!!!!! Play that funky surf guitar white boy!
These guys are always an El Camino full of fun!
dbenwen wrote:
White trash poseurs with college educations.
does that mean if they didn't go to college they'd be playing bluegrass?? ;)
Good gawd yes! Yes! YES! SCOTS are outstanding, a near-spiritual honky tonk fun experience, live. A must see. Unless you don't like to have a helluva lot of fun ...
dbenwen wrote:
White trash poseurs with college educations.
Yeah! You're not "REAL" if you went to college!
This is seriously one of the funnest shows I've ever attended. They did the Cow Haus proud, complete with flying lil Debbies...they wouldn't even start the show until they had some fried chicken. Faux or freaks, they were fantastic ;)
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I don't recall hearing "fried chicken" in those lyrics. Correct me if I'm wrong. There is a mention of "(soup?) beans and good corn bread", though.
No, it doesn't mention fried chicken, but the preacher does eat a live bird, so you gotta give him that.
White trash poseurs with college educations.
I went to Fitzgerald's bar in Chicago a few years back to see SCOTS. I brought a Little Debbie's hat with me intending to give it to Mister Miller. After the show I asked if I could see him and was told to go ahead and go back stage. So, there I was talking about Little Debbie's hats and tube amplifiers with him and Ms. Mary and the folks who I'd ridden with were looking all over for me. I offered to buy the band a drink but he sent Ms. Mary out to bring some back instead. I got a camouflaged SCOTS hat with all the band members autographs in exchange for my Little Debbie's hat. The folks I rode with were not impressed, they thought maybe I had been abducted by gangsters or arrested or something.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I don't recall hearing "fried chicken" in those lyrics. Correct me if I'm wrong. There is a mention of "(soup?) beans and good corn bread", though.
Train's Drops of Jupiter mentions deep-fried chicken. No biscuits or anything, though, and no towelettes when the song's over.
Pyro wrote:
Then, you'd like "Church" from Lyle Lovett's "Joshua Judges Ruth" CD.
I don't recall hearing "fried chicken" in those lyrics. Correct me if I'm wrong. There is a mention of "(soup?) beans and good corn bread", though.
this is a fun song!
only on RP could i ever hear a song about fried chicken AND gasoline. i mean, i might be able to get one or the other on some other station.....but certainly not both at the same time :)
gandalfbmg wrote:
Never heard of it? Where are you from??
For a couple of years I was the CFO of the Canadian operation of a big fast food chain. You'd know the name. For a short while we had a chicken fried steak on our menu. Internally we called it country fried yak. It lasted about three months. Enough said.
ThePoose wrote:
Goin' back to Green River Owahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Or maybe Suzie Q Owahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
:yes:
Home town heroes!! Whoo Hoo! Throw some banana puddin' y'all!
just realised what was on the dirt track. Gross
Now would be a good time for Savoy Brown's "Tell Momma".
ThePoose wrote:
I was out West once and ordered something I had never heard of: chicken fried steak. Only in the USA!
Never heard of it? Where are you from??
I was out West once and ordered something I had never heard of: chicken fried steak. Only in the USA!
Damn fine. :cowboy: Shucks, now I want chicken for lunch.
Goin' back to Green River Owahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Or maybe Suzie Q Owahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
hey! That's my cowbell!!!
When a band has an album titled "Plastic Seat Sweat", you've just gotta give a listen. Been a fan for years. Great live shows! Even got a drumstick from Dave the last time I saw 'em. Thanks Dave. :drummer:
JUST PLAIN FUN!!!
Agent510 wrote:
This is right up there with that "Memphis Women and Chicken" song. Anything that mentions "fried chicken" in the lyrics gets bonus points from me.
Then, you'd like "Church" from Lyle Lovett's "Joshua Judges Ruth" CD.
Saw these guys live and didn't know they threw out real fried chicken to the audience until they got out the box and started heaving! It was a hoot. As was the whole show.
Misterfixit wrote:
Great rockin bunch of guys. I've seen them a couple times and the fried chicken is finger lickin good. . . . Let's put our personal agenda aside and sit back and enjoy our music. Respectfully, Dave in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
ppak wrote:
Cool lines Mr Vol - Agree lets try to get along...Wisconsin rocks to this tune too
On behalf of the great people of the great State of Ohio, I am proud to add my endorsement of fried chicken, gasoline, and especially "Fried Chicken and Gasoline."
Misterfixit wrote:
Great rockin bunch of guys. I've seen them a couple times and the fried chicken is finger lickin good. BTW for the folks who have written their various agendas -- pro and con South -- well, let me weigh in: I am FFT -- First Families of Tennessee; my ancester was scalped by Indians in 1793 in what became Hardin County and his wife dispatched the savages with the family shotgun shortly there after. All documented at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. There is a lot to say about the South .. good and bad .. just as there is about any other place on this good earth. I am a Southern person who is proud of the heritage and equally dismayed with the infamous acts which have taken place through the years after Reconstruction. We, like the German People and their responsiblity for The Holacaust, will always bear the burden as Slave-owners and Lynch-mobbing Klu Klux Klanners. Whether we all are such or not isn't usually considered by the outsider. You've heard that "why can't we all just get along", I'll bet. Well, why can't we? Let's, OK? Well, here on RP we all seem to share a desire to hear the most wonderful, inventive, talented and supurbe music available. And the good folks of RP do all the work for us. Let's put our personal agenda aside and sit back and enjoy our music. Respectfully, Dave in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Well said Nashville man. Born and bred in NC with roots to the early 1700's there. Too much stereotyping of southerners and other groups of people elsewhere too. Everyone wants to label us as all the same. Music does have a beautiful way of bringing different people together when they may seem to have nothing else in common. RP is bringing the whole world and I am pretty grateful. Count your blessings everyone. Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll.
YUCK YUCK YUCK :puke:
Misterfixit wrote:
Great rockin bunch of guys. I've seen them a couple times and the fried chicken is finger lickin good. BTW for the folks who have written their various agendas -- pro and con South -- well, let me weigh in: I am FFT -- First Families of Tennessee; my ancester was scalped by Indians in 1793 in what became Hardin County and his wife dispatched the savages with the family shotgun shortly there after. All documented at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. There is a lot to say about the South .. good and bad .. just as there is about any other place on this good earth. I am a Southern person who is proud of the heritage and equally dismayed with the infamous acts which have taken place through the years after Reconstruction. We, like the German People and their responsiblity for The Holacaust, will always bear the burden as Slave-owners and Lynch-mobbing Klu Klux Klanners. Whether we all are such or not isn't usually considered by the outsider. You've heard that "why can't we all just get along", I'll bet. Well, why can't we? Let's, OK? Well, here on RP we all seem to share a desire to hear the most wonderful, inventive, talented and supurbe music available. And the good folks of RP do all the work for us. Let's put our personal agenda aside and sit back and enjoy our music. Respectfully, Dave in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Cool lines Mr Vol - Agree lets try to get along...Wisconsin rocks to this tune too
They cast a mighty long shadow over, say, Kings of Leon. Love it! Course, they stand in the shadow of ZZ Top, so the Goofy Redneck circle is complete...
Makes we want to pop off the tops of acouple of cold ones and play that cow bell all night long.
UMmmmm...a little CCR in the intro guitar? Kewl.
Misterfixit wrote:
Great rockin bunch of guys. I've seen them a couple times and the fried chicken is finger lickin good. BTW for the folks who have written their various agendas -- pro and con South -- well, let me weigh in: I am FFT -- First Families of Tennessee; my ancester was scalped by Indians in 1793 in what became Hardin County and his wife dispatched the savages with the family shotgun shortly there after. All documented at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. There is a lot to say about the South .. good and bad .. just as there is about any other place on this good earth. I am a Southern person who is proud of the heritage and equally dismayed with the infamous acts which have taken place through the years after Reconstruction. We, like the German People and their responsiblity for The Holacaust, will always bear the burden as Slave-owners and Lynch-mobbing Klu Klux Klanners. Whether we all are such or not isn't usually considered by the outsider. You've heard that "why can't we all just get along", I'll bet. Well, why can't we? Let's, OK? Well, here on RP we all seem to share a desire to hear the most wonderful, inventive, talented and supurbe music available. And the good folks of RP do all the work for us. Let's put our personal agenda aside and sit back and enjoy our music. Respectfully, Dave in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
i'm all for that :-) post script- i'm from the north midwest (if that's what you might consider michigan), and i still love this band. i might just be a rare breed.
Great rockin bunch of guys. I've seen them a couple times and the fried chicken is finger lickin good. BTW for the folks who have written their various agendas -- pro and con South -- well, let me weigh in: I am FFT -- First Families of Tennessee; my ancestor was scalped by Indians in 1793 in what became Hardin County and his wife dispatched the savages with the family shotgun shortly there after. All documented at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. There is a lot to say about the South .. good and bad .. just as there is about any other place on this good earth. I am a Southern person who is proud of the heritage and equally dismayed with the infamous acts which have taken place through the years after Reconstruction. We, like the German People and their responsibility for The Holocaust, will always bear the burden as Slave-owners and Lynch-mobbing Klu Klux Klanners. Whether we all are such or not isn't usually considered by the outsider. You've heard that "why can't we all just get along", I'll bet. Well, why can't we? Let's, OK? Well, here on RP we all seem to share a desire to hear the most wonderful, inventive, talented and superb music available. And the good folks of RP do all the work for us. Let's put our personal agenda aside and sit back and enjoy our music. Respectfully, Dave in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
buddy0407 wrote:
MORE COWBELL!!!
:roflol::roflol::roflol:
This is right up there with that "Memphis Women and Chicken" song. Anything that mentions "fried chicken" in the lyrics gets bonus points from me.
MORE COWBELL!!!
99 wrote:
Of course it is unfair. Unfortunately, it is much easier to point out a couple of examples of racism amd religious intolerance in rural Tennessee and Mississippi and say "Look at them!" than it is to address the problems of racism and homophobia in urban areas like Columbus (Olde Towne East) and Cincinatti (2001 riots).
You make very good points. I apologize to anyone on this board that has been put out by my comments. Next time, I'll try and think things through before spouting off at the keyboard. Peace, Jack PS - 99, I really do enjoy visiting Austin. Next time I'm in Austin, the first round of Lone Stars or Shiners is on me.
RayRay wrote:
It's unfair to throw so much blame on the south or to say these are cases of the south forcing thier culture on the rest of the country. This behavior is not exclusively a southern thing, and there are people all over the country who are just as much to blame for spreading ignorance, bigotry, and intolerance, and electing bad politicans.
Of course it is unfair. Unfortunately, it is much easier to point out a couple of examples of racism amd religious intolerance in rural Tennessee and Mississippi and say "Look at them!" than it is to address the problems of racism and homophobia in urban areas like Columbus (Olde Towne East) and Cincinatti (2001 riots).
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
You point out that there are fundamentalist proseletyzers throughout the USA. I agree with you, but I think the root of that movement and most of its ugly side effects (in the last ten or fifteen years) lies in the Republican backlash against President Clinton in the middle 1990's..... Next time you are in the United States and north of the Mason Dixon line, think of about how the quality of life has changed, especially if you were there before 1990.
a) Focus on the Family is based in Colorado...I'm just sayin' b) The decline in the quality of life for Ohioans and other midwesterners has more to do with failure to adapt to the loss of manufacturing jobs than anything else.
I didn't specifically say the "root of all problems". Are you saying that children in Columbus neighborhoods aren't in any way influenced by southern culture? I'm not sure why you bring up Maryland specifically. As for our culture reaching Texas, you're too late. Last I checked, you have baseball, football, basketball and (from even further north) hockey in Texas. I don't know who you were directing your last point to, but I very much agree with you on the last point. redtex wrote:
Jack...do you really think the root of all problems in Columbus are a result southern behavior? I hope not. If your quality of life is declining look at the children in your neighborhood and their peers before throwing the blame over the Mason Dixon line. (Do you know that Maryland was south of the M-D line?) I'm just happy knowing yankees won't ruin the quality of life down here with something stupid like ice fishing! (that was a joke, my wife is from Ohio) Lastly...I don't believe SCOTS is intentionally spreading ruin and predjudice through their music. Get off their back.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Like I said, there are exceptions to this, but, overall, I just don't buy that BS about people in the south being the friendliest you'll ever meet. I like to think they are (which is why I enjoy the TV shows mentioned in my previous post), but recent history teaches me otherwise.
That's because you're reading about a few bad apples and generalizing. That's not a failing of folks who live in the south.
I'm hearing strains of Suzie Q from Creedence Clearwater Revival in the guitar solo. EDIT: Shayborg and I must have posted at the same instant. Great minds think alike!
That opening riff sounds similar to CCR's version of Suzie Q to me. Am I hallucinating? EDIT: Should have read the rest of the comments. :)
Makes me want to lay back on a hammock with some deep-fried twinkies, a good radio station, and take things easy. Wait, I've got the station. Now all I need is some twinkies.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Next time you are in the United States and north of the Mason Dixon line, think of about how the quality of life has changed, especially if you were there before 1990.
Jack...do you really think the root of all problems in Columbus are a result southern behavior? I hope not. If your quality of life is declining look at the children in your neighborhood and their peers before throwing the blame over the Mason Dixon line. (Do you know that Maryland was south of the M-D line?) I'm just happy knowing yankees won't ruin the quality of life down here with something stupid like ice fishing! (that was a joke, my wife is from Ohio) Lastly...I don't believe SCOTS is intentionally spreading ruin and predjudice through their music. Get off their back.
Someone should upload "Liquored Up and Lacquered Down."
dmax wrote:
There's nothing cute or nobel or redeeming about white-trash. It's a shame that it's being treated like it's iconic, in place of things that the south could truly boast about.
I'm from the South and we like laughing at ourselves! Why do you think Jeff Foxworthy is so rich? Lighten up...it's just a FUN FUN band. If you ever attend a live concert (I'm sure you won't but I'm jes sayin), you'd probably have fun!! Does everything have to be serious for it to have merit?
Isn't this stuff like warmed over B-52's?
Strange, I've always thought SCOTS was more tongue-in-cheek than serious. I'm a proud Yankee living in the South, and I love the sound and humor SCOTS offers.
Ugh....
Soooo horrible it's almost good.
Jeez, I don't have any huge political diatribe to add. I just think this is a pretty cool rockin' song..
OperaNrocks wrote:
I like this but does it sound a bit like CCRs Suzy Q? Just wonderin'.
Just came here to say the same thing. I see I'm with the minority majority. I give it a 3
CCResque
Please enough of the crap hick american blues trash... Play some real music for once... Its becoming embarrassing to listen to what used to be my favorite station. :/
No can do...
mojoman wrote:
... and a lot of white-trash attitude.
There's nothing cute or nobel or redeeming about white-trash. It's a shame that it's being treated like it's iconic, in place of things that the south could truly boast about.
RayRay wrote:
I'll agree with you that the above-mentioned behaviors are apalling. But there are plenty of intolerant, racist people in other parts of the coutry as well. There are fundamentalist proseletyzers and fascist politicans in many small and bigger towns and states ALL OVER the USA. And if you object to Bush being re-elected, just look at a map from the last election: the red states were in the west, midwest, and the north as well. It's unfair to throw so much blame on the south or to say these are cases of the south forcing thier culture on the rest of the country. This behavior is not exclusively a southern thing, and there are people all over the country who are just as much to blame for spreading ignorance, bigotry, and intolerance, and electing bad politicans.
I don't dispute that racism exists throughout the USA nor do I assert that racism is all over the south (like I said, there are exceptions). You point out that there are fundamentalist proseletyzers throughout the USA. I agree with you, but I think the root of that movement and most of its ugly side effects (in the last ten or fifteen years) lies in the Republican backlash against President Clinton in the middle 1990's. Here in Ohio before that time, I found people to be more respectful of other's religious beliefs and didn't dare propose policy promoting the controversial aspects of one's fundamentalist faith. And speaking of Ohio, I did put a disclaimer in my message about Ohio being one of the states to elect Bush. Now about the culture thing, for starters, how long have you been in Germany, RayRay? Did you live in Ohio before the 1990's? I have never been to Germany, but I've lived in Ohio all of my life and I've noticed a slow movement of certain types of sports, entertainment, music and the backlash against education and rational thought from the south becoming popular here. Case in point, twenty years ago, no one here cared about NASCAR or pro wrestling. Now newspapers cover it here in Columbus, Ohio (not a hick town). That's a small example, but I could keep going. Next time you are in the United States and north of the Mason Dixon line, think of about how the quality of life has changed, especially if you were there before 1990.
oh, my, i'm trying my best to stay awake and work tonight. most of the tunes are helping, but this clip really woke me up! wade44 wrote:
I swear that is beating in time with the song.
Super Band Live...a must see.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
In a word: tacky. With that said, there are some exceptions. But I do find it troublesome that this part of the US feels it necessary to impose its way of life on the rest of us. Let's consider: People have a right to be Christian on their own terms. Some of us don't agree that fundamentalist Christianity should be legislated. "Right to Work" legislation: This is slowly eroding the quality of life for the blue collar middle class. George W. Bush: In 2004, my state shares some of the blame, but why did the south resoundingly choose a Yankee elitist that evaded military service? Georgia: Swiftboating Max Cleland and getting the gullible to vote him out. And let's not forget the hostility towards people that are different. Wasn't there a town in Tennessee that wanted homosexuals ran out of their town with no legal recourse for the person being chased out? Or how about the woman in Mississippi that was called every name in the book and served with death threats because she didn't want her daughter forced into a prayer circle at her public high school. Like I said, there are exceptions to this, but, overall, I just don't buy that BS about people in the south being the friendliest you'll ever meet. I like to think they are (which is why I enjoy the TV shows mentioned in my previous post), but recent history teaches me otherwise.
I'll agree with you that the above-mentioned behaviors are apalling. But there are plenty of intolerant, racist people in other parts of the coutry as well. There are fundamentalist proseletyzers and fascist politicans in many small and bigger towns and states ALL OVER the USA. And if you object to Bush being re-elected, just look at a map from the last election: the red states were in the west, midwest, and the north as well. It's unfair to throw so much blame on the south or to say these are cases of the south forcing thier culture on the rest of the country. This behavior is not exclusively a southern thing, and there are people all over the country who are just as much to blame for spreading ignorance, bigotry, and intolerance, and electing bad politicans.
OperaNrocks wrote:
I like this but does it sound a bit like CCRs Suzy Q? Just wonderin'.
I was thinking about "Green River"
:dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana_2: :bananajam: :dancingbanana:
This song is ten times better once you've danced on stage with SCOTS and thrown fried chicken into the screaming crowd!!! :guitarist: :jump: :dance:
Hannio wrote:
It really gets messy when they start throwing the gasoline.
Thanks, Hannio. That cracked me up. I should have read this first before I went on my rant. I just needed to get that off my chest. I really do like certain parts of the south (Austin is one of my favorite cities in the nation). I just feel some things just have to be said and I don't mean to point fingers to members of this great web site.
I like this but does it sound a bit like CCRs Suzy Q? Just wonderin'.
dewhead wrote:
And what, pray tell, is the South becoming?
In a word: tacky. With that said, there are some exceptions. But I do find it troublesome that this part of the US feels it necessary to impose its way of life on the rest of us. Let's consider: People have a right to be Christian on their own terms. Some of us don't agree that fundamentalist Christianity should be legislated. "Right to Work" legislation: This is slowly eroding the quality of life for the blue collar middle class. George W. Bush: In 2004, my state shares some of the blame, but why did the south resoundingly choose a Yankee elitist that evaded military service? Georgia: Swiftboating Max Cleland and getting the gullible to vote him out. And let's not forget the hostility towards people that are different. Wasn't there a town in Tennessee that wanted homosexuals ran out of their town with no legal recourse for the person being chased out? Or how about the woman in Mississippi that was called every name in the book and served with death threats because she didn't want her daughter forced into a prayer circle at her public high school. Like I said, there are exceptions to this, but, overall, I just don't buy that BS about people in the south being the friendliest you'll ever meet. I like to think they are (which is why I enjoy the TV shows mentioned in my previous post), but recent history teaches me otherwise.
One fun live band--I was the recipient of some chicken thrown by the band to the crowd dancing--the bones ended up being thrown back on stage! This CD is by far their best--a real, surfy/twangy/Credence-like collection of songs. Turn it up and rock on...
zakfoy wrote:
At their shows, for this song the band has girls from the audience come up and throw fried chicken into the crowd. What a fun, messy addition to a great show.
It really gets messy when they start throwing the gasoline.
Fun song. :clap:
At their shows, for this song the band has girls from the audience come up and throw fried chicken into the crowd. What a fun, messy addition to a great show.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
This is a very fun band to see live. They're southern, but they're not uptight nor do they take themselves too seriously. They always remind me what is good about the south (bourbon, Faulkner, horse racing, manners, etc.). Given what the south is becoming, I prefer the idealistic vision of the south in TV shows like Andy Griffith, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, etc.
And what, pray tell, is the South becoming?