Sign up for newsletter
 

Bloodshot serves "Six Pack to Go"

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – To celebrate Bloodshot Records' 21st birthday, the Chicago-based label is releasing "Bloodshot Six Pack to Go," a limited-edition set of six 7-inch singles on Dec. 4.

The collection features songs with celebratory drink-related themes performed by artists on the roster (including Bobby Bare Jr., Banditos) and beyond (Deer Tick, Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices) and comes complete in a full art, never-before-made, six-pack carrying case. Only 1,000 copies will be available.

Deer Tick will cover The Pogues' "If I Should Fall from Grace with God," while Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor team up for a cover of Ron Sexsmith's "Me, Myself and Wine."

The track list is:

Disc 1:
Banditos - "Askin' for Disaster" (Bad Lovers cover)
The Bad Lovers - "Still Sober (After All These Beers)" (Banditos cover)

Disc 2:
Deer Tick - "If I Should Fall from Grace with God" (Pogues cover)
The Yawpers - "3 Days Sober"

Disc 3:
Dale Watson - "The Bottle Never Let Me Down"
JP Harris & The Tough Choices - "Drink Up and Be Somebody" (Merle Haggard cover)

Disc 4:
Robert Pollard (of Guided By Voices) - "Drinker's Peace"
Bobby Bare Jr. - "One Bed, Two Girls, Three Bottles of Wine" (co-written by Hayes Carll)

Disc 5:
Kelly Hogan & Nora O'Connor are Lady Parts - "Me, Myself, and Wine" (with some of The Decemberists helping out)
Joe Pug - "This Our Hour"

Disc 6:
Elizabeth Cook - "Too Drunk to Fuck" (Dead Kennedys cover)
Al Scorch - "Six Pack" (Black Flag cover)

Disc 7 (extra special Chicago 45 with bonus tracks only available at bloodshotrecords.com):
Devil in a Woodpile - "Sloppy Drunk Blues"
Tijuana Hercules - "Steppin & Steppin"

The set is selling for $34.95 on the label's web site.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Lewis (and her daughters) make beautiful music (occasionally) and carry on the legacy Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear until 1990.... »»»
Hancock shows he's still "Man of the Road" Wayne Hancock exhibits his well-defined self-deprecation while describing the nature of his vinyl/digital only release, "Man of the Road." "Yeah, greatest hits," he says with a raspy chortle, the sound that every smoke-filled, whiskey-soaked roadhouse he's ever loaded into would... »»»
With "Headlights," Della Mae turns it up Ten years on, Della Mae has covered a lot of ground in the world of bluegrass, and the band is meeting the challenges of building a sustaining, long-term career with its latest release "Headlights."... »»»
A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer CD review - A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer
It's not uncommon for artists to tour and play complete records during album anniversary years, but Kim Richey has taken the extra (and much appreciated) step of rerecording "Glimmer," and giving it the title,  »»»