Country Love Songs

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Country Love Songs
Country Love Songs Robbie Fulks.jpg
Studio album by Robbie Fulks
Released 1996
Genre Country, alternative country
Length 38:14
Label Bloodshot
Robbie Fulks chronology
Country Love Songs
(1996)
South Mouth
(1997)

Country Love Songs is the debut album by American country and alternative country singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks, released in 1996.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
No Depression (no rating) [2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[3]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Jack Leaver referred to Fulks as "cleverly twisted, deliciously irreverent, and one of the best of the new country singer/songwriters" and wrote of the album "Musically, Country Love Songs supplies plenty of hardcore, bottle-tippin', honky tonk country, with a '50s production that sounds like it's supposed to be there. Fulks writes and sings country music that bears little or no resemblance to what dominates the airwaves; rather, his material harks back to an era when humor and dark subject matter shared the same page of a writer's composition book."[1] In a story for No Depression prior to the release of the album, Kevin Roe wrote "Country Love Songs touches all of the right traditional country bases in showcasing Fulks’ knack for memorable melodies and gleefully left-of-center lyrics."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All song by Robbie Fulks unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Every Kind of Music But Country" (Tim Carroll) – 2:18
  2. "Rock Bottom, Pop. 1" (Fulks, Dallas Wayne) – 2:38
  3. "The Buck Starts Here" – 3:42
  4. "(I Love) Nickels and Dimes" – 3:05
  5. "Barely Human" – 3:45
  6. "I'd Be Lonesome" – 2:44
  7. "She Took a Lot of Pills (And Died)" – 2:41
  8. "We'll Burn Together" – 2:50
  9. "Let's Live Together" – 2:59
  10. "The Scrapple Song" – 2:42
  11. "Pete Way's Trousers" – 2:34
  12. "Tears Only Run One Way" – 2:49
  13. "Papa Was a Steel-Headed Man" – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Robbie Fulks – vocals, guitar
  • Keith Baumann – lap steel guitar
  • Tom Brumley – pedal steel
  • Casey Driessen – fiddle
  • Lou Whitney – bass
  • Darren Wilcox – bass
  • Brett Simons – bass
  • Bobby Lloyd Hicks – drums
  • Ora Jones – vocals
  • Steve Rosen – fiddle, background vocals
  • The Skeletons – background vocals
  • Joe Terry – keyboards, piano
  • D. Clinton Thompson – guitar

Production[edit]

  • Greg Duffin – engineer
  • Steve Albini – engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Markus Greiner – design
  • Elaine Moore – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leaver, Jack. "Country Love Songs > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Roe, Kevin. "He took a lot of scrapple (and lived)". No Depression. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (17 September 1996). "Consumer Guide". Village Voice. Retrieved 16 October 2016.