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Desert Island Discs: Debut Album Edition

Occasionally, somebody gets it completely right on the very first try. This focuses on those times. But hold on, Gilligan: With no rules about era or genre, our 13-member list of desert island debut discs runs an amazing gamut

Chelle Rose – Ghost of Browder Holler (2012)

I’ve never been a big fan of female country singers. It’s something about the twang in the voice that just doesn’t appeal to me most of the time.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Whiskey Myers, “Ballad of a Southern Man” (2011)

It’s not the words you string together, but how you put them together that counts.

One Track Mind: Sepultura, “Bullet the Blue Sky” (2003)

There are a couple of reasons I shouldn’t like this song. First, it’s a cover of my favorite U2 number, and while I’m not a huge U2 fan, covers of my favorite songs by other bands generally don’t work for me

Hank Williams Jr. – Old School, New Rules (2012)

Sadly, the latest from Hank Jr. is pretty much everything that I hoped it wouldn’t be. There’s a lot of grousing about the government, a lot of trying to convince us he’s just a good ole boy like us

Desert Island Discs: Double Album Edition

Travel back with us now to a time when rock stars, given a chance to make one good album, would often double down. Did “more” necessarily equal “better”? Well, no, actually. But that’s an argument for a different day.

One Track Mind: Kiss, “Hell or Hallelujah” (2012)

I won’t say that “Hell or Hallelujah” had the same impact on me as hearing “Unholy” from Kiss’ Revenge record, but it’s a very similar situation.

Gimme Five: Great thrash albums not by Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer or Anthrax

As I’ve been blasting the new song from Testament for the last few days, I’ve been thinking about a few of the other thrash acts that never quite grabbed the glory of those guys that you know.

Desert Island Discs: 1980s Rock and Pop Edition

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip … through our record collections. This time, just before our tiny ship was tossed, we grabbed a bunch of rock and pop sides from the 1980s.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Earl Dibbles Jr., “The Country Boy Song” (2012)

Unlike several of the country music bloggers that I enjoy reading regularly, I don’t consider myself a crusader against pop country. I don’t care for it, and if I mention it, it’s usually some snide comment