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The Kentucky Headhunters, Pickin' on Nashville CD cover artwork

The Kentucky Headhunters, Pickin' on Nashville

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1573636

Disk length: 34m 23s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1989

Label: Unknown

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Tracks & Durations

1. Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine 3:46
2. Dumas Walker 2:51
3. Rag Top 3:13
4. Rock 'N' Roll Angel 3:53
5. Smooth 4:29
6. High Steppin' Daddy 3:00
7. Skip A Rope 2:32
8. Some Folks Like To Steal 2:52
9. Oh Lonesome Me 3:11
10. My Daddy Was A Milkman 4:28

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It's hard to imagine now, when even Shania Twain routinely uses power chords, but the Kentucky Headhunters' first single, a piledriving, quasi-metal transformation of Bill Monroe's "Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine," was a revolutionary record for country in 1990. With its thumping drums, sheet-metal guitar, and a liquid-fuzztone lead guitar more reminiscent of Blue Cheer than bluegrass, the song sounded like nothing else on country radio. This debut album revealed the ultra-scruffy Headhunters to be a surprisingly traditional group, delving into rockabilly, western swing, and a lot of boogie-woogie. Unfortunately, most of their explorations are disposable (if not outright unlistenable; cf. "Rock & Roll Angel"). Still, besides the brilliant, album-opening first hit, there are enjoyable moments. "My Daddy Was a Milkman" is an ominous rocker with a touch of Bo Diddley and intriguing lyrics, and two covers, Don Gibson's standard "Oh Lonesome Me" and Henson Cargill's 1967 fluke social commentary "Skip a Rope," are rocked up excitingly. And "Dumas Walker" is an irresistible loping country boogie that introduced millions to the titular establishment's delectable menu: "slaw burger, fries, and a bottle of Ski" (a Kentucky knockoff of Mountain Dew). The Headhunters were musical pioneers, but inconsistent to a fault. --Ken Barnes

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