You Know Them and You Like Them
Have you walked the streets of Bakersfield enough to be able to tell Yoakam from Owens?
Give yourself 10 points if you can guess which singer recorded the following songs.
Allot another five points if you can guess the album on which the songs appear. - Eric Celeste
1. "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass"
Hint: This song was covered by the rockabilly group the Derailers as well as by Rob Zombie. It's true.
2. "Sin City"
Hint: A haunting duet, it appeared on his fourth album, which was a masterpiece from beginning to end.
3. "It Only Hurts When I Cry"
Hint: Sweet, sad, funny, this song was cowritten with Roger Miller, who wrote "King of the Road."
4. "Hot Dog"
Hint: This one is pure fun, rockabilly genius, and was recorded under the title "Corky Jones."
5. "Two Doors Down"
Hint: The album it's on was written after a failed relationship. It's a masterwork of painful beauty.
6. "Take Me Back Again"
Hint: This slow-dancing, mellow-swinging song is a tribute to the country cosmopolitan sound.
1. Owens, from The Very Best of Buck Owens, Volume 1, 1994
2. Yoakam, with K.D. Lang, from Just Lookin' for a Hit, 1989
3. Yoakam, from If There Was a Way, 1990
4. Owens, from Young Buck: The Complete Pre-Capitol Recordings of Buck Owens, 2001
5. Yoakam, from This Time, 1993
6. Owens, from Buck Owens, 1961
0 to 10:
You may have ridden a horse, but only once. And not well.
10 to 30:
You believe the Boys Don't Cry song that goes, "I wanna be a cowboy, and you can be my cowgirl" counts as country. It does not.
30 to 50:
You wear denim just right, friend. But you've got to pull your hat down a little lower.
50 to 80:
You should invite us to your ranch someday.
80 to 90:
You are Dwight Yoakam, and you should really stop reading your own press clippings.