Hate Lives in a Small Town

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Hate Lives in a Small Town
Studio album by Voltaire
Released September 3, 2010
Genre Country music
Label Mars Needs Music
Producer Voltaire
Voltaire chronology
Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids
(2010)
Hate Lives in a Small Town
(2010)
Riding a Black Unicorn...
(2011)

Hate Lives in a Small Town is the seventh studio album by Cuban American dark cabaret singer Voltaire, released on September 3, 2010. In it, Voltaire abandons his characteristic dark cabaret sonority and heads towards a country direction. He originally wanted to record it as a solo acoustic album, but later realized that something was missing, and ended up using a full band.[1]

In his official website, Voltaire explains why he decided to make a country album:

[I] had spent [my] adult life saying [I] disliked country music. That is, until one day when in a karaoke bar [I was] reacquainted with a Johnny Cash song called "Folsom Prison Blues". "I LOVE that song", [I] exclaimed. It was followed by a Hank Williams song, a Merle Haggard song, songs by Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens and more. It was then that I realized that I didn't hate country music after all. I hated what it had become. In my somewhat drunken state, I thought: "Wouldn't it be interesting to make a record of old-school country music, the kind of record that could have been released 40 years ago?".[2]

This would be the first album by Voltaire on which Brian Viglione (of The Dresden Dolls and Violent Femmes fame) collaborated with him.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hate Lives in a Small Town"   4:04
2. "All Women Are Crazy"   4:40
3. "Stubborn as a Mule"   3:49
4. "You Married a Fool"   4:11
5. "When You're Dead"   4:58
6. "The Churchyard"   4:44
7. "Fear and Anguish"   5:38
8. "Normal for a Man"   4:36
9. "On the Road"   4:27

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