Sunday, January 03, 2016

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

“Nothing Dwight Yoakam has recorded better captures his outsider ethos than this 1988 duet with Buck Owens. ‘I came here looking for something I couldn’t find anywhere else,’ Dwight declares to open the record . . . as Yoakam and producer Pete Anderson reinvent Owens’s sprightly original as a slashing, accordion-driven polka worthy of L.A. post-punks Los Lobos.”

“The streets of Bakersfield did in fact give rise to something you couldn’t find anywhere else. . . . The way they hot-wired crying fiddle-and-steel and gutbucket guitars to jumpy rockabilly rhythms was, in many ways, as insurgent as big-beat rock & roll. . . .” 
—Bill Friskics-Warren, Heartaches by the Number



361.  Streets of Bakersfield • Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens • 1988


Get it: Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room

Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam image: CMT Artists

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