LONESOME BILLIES, THE: Right on Time: LP

Feb 06, 2020

This album contains very competent outlaw-style country. The album is firmly gilded with an impressively authentic ’80s country sound. “Good Ol Complacency” has a distinct Merle Haggard chug-a-long beat with a defined ’80s echo guitar framing a keyboard. Steel guitars are prevalent throughout. The vocalist has a deep country drawl that sells lyrics like, “If you’re gonna hang me/ don’t gimmie no slack/ I don’t wanna see the dawn/ you don’t want me coming back.” The album’s sound is authentic and not contrived or jokey. In fact it’s so country, I’m not sure why we got it. But if you like late-’70s-early ’80s country, this album sounds like the real thing and not like a load of hipsters aping, which would be my fear if you were describing this to me. –Billups Allen (staylonesomrecords.com)

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