Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods

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Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods
Studio album by Bill Kirchen
Released January 2007
Genre Country
Label Proper American
Producer Paul Riley

On this album, Bill Kirchen treads where country music finds its origins in blues and bluegrass, and in the Western Swing of Texas and California honky tonks.

He is joined by Nick Lowe, Austin de Lone and The Impossible Birds (Geraint Watkins, Robert Trehern), and their influence is very much in evidence. The title track is a loving tribute to the Fender Telecaster guitar, Kirchen's guitar of choice.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods
  2. Rocks Into Sand
  3. Get A Little Goner
  4. Skid Row In My Mind
  5. Working Man
  6. Soul Cruisin'
  7. Truth Be Told
  8. Devil With The Blue Dress On
  9. One More Day
  10. Heart Of Gold
  11. If It's Really Got To Be This Way

Trivia[edit]

In his live show, Kirchen has referred to track 11 (If It's Really Got To Be This Way) as a "secret bonus track" that is fully listed on the CD, and only the audience of his live show knows the "secret" that it's actually a bonus track, not a regular track.

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