Musical palate cleanser: where you been, son?

Meet the title cut from Dwight Yoakam’s first original album in seven years.

Do I detect a slight Springsteen melodic undertone?  Maybe.  Great tune from a strong album, one of his best.

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11 responses to “Musical palate cleanser: where you been, son?

  1. TennesseeDawg

    He also plays cards with J.D. Shellnut, the chief of police.

  2. JG Shellnutt

    You knew I had to say something…
    My brother, the chief of police, plays cards with a guy who looks just like him.

  3. Wilcodawg

    Has a strong Mavericks feel too (saw them in Athens in the mid-late90s – great show…)

    • Silver Creek Dawg

      DY has been one of my favorites for years.

      But I have to say I was disappointed when I saw him live for the first time a few years ago in a metro Atlanta country dance club. He looked disinterested on stage and did not interact with the fans at all. His lack of stage presence that night was apparent. Maybe it was a bad night for him, but I felt like I had wasted my money.

      • Scott W.

        If you’re talking about the show at Cowboy’s I agree. That was an off night though and that place is awful.

        • Silver Creek Dawg

          That was it.

          I agree it’s not as good a live venue as Wild Bill’s, but he still wasn’t very good.

  4. ChicagoDawg

    After 25 years of hitting it big, Dwight continues to put out interesting material. Not ground breaking, but very well done and not seeking to tap into any obvious contemporary trends or genre. It would be good to see him find an audience for what is some really good work.

  5. Chadwick

    Used to debate with my Lexington Rd. roomates back in ’85 or ’86 who was better Dwight or Steve Earle. I love the both, but I just really loved Yoakum’s take on updating the sound of “country” music. It’s not wholly unique, but it is his own style. “The Back of Your Hand” plays in a steady rotation at our pad. Great stuff.