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MP3 Stagger Lee - Goat Ropers And Shitkickers

The Stagger Lee of yesterday has graduated in a Whiskey-drinking Psychedelic Outlaw Country star from New York City that makes CMT and GAC blush like schoolgirls.

14 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Rock, COUNTRY: Traditional Country

The New York City Cowboy Stagger Lee burst onto the music scene in 2005 by releasing two albums simultaneously. As any NNMaddox protege knows, working quickly is crucial. So when 2006 rolled around, rather than sit around promoting Hillbilly Heroin and Sells Drugs To Children, Lee hit the studio and recorded a followup. But one album wasn''t enough, as Lee and producer NNMaddox had enough material to fit on two full-length albums.

On Goat Ropers And Shitkickers, Stagger Lee explores a sassy side that is reminiscent of Hank Williams, Jr, and the MuzikMafia stars of today. But Lee takes that charisma and tongue-in-cheek humor a step further by incorporating elements and anecdotes of city life primarily absent from Country music of any generation.

The incendiary opener "Southern Girls In New York City" is a satirical look at Lee''s preference for down-home Southern Gals over prim-and-proper "Yankee" girls. A series of acoustic ballads follow, including a few with NNMaddox on harmonica!

The controversial "I''ve Got A Gun" channels Lou Reed''s album The Blue Mask, and the output is a spooky number that ends with a chilling violin solo.

The traditional song "Frankie And Johnny," which was most recently featured on the soundtrack to Garrison Keillor''s A Prairie Home Companion, gets a banjo reworking and a scratchy vocal delivery that would fit nicely on a Nick Cave album.

Stagger Lee shows the world that he still is a Southern boy at heart with the closer "Things I Ain''t." With an abrasive, loud, and aggressive presence, Lee finishes off Goat Ropers And Shitkickers in the same fashion that it began.

"Stagger Lee," cried Billy.

"Please don''t take my life. I got three young children and a very sickly wife."

If you''re ready for country music that isn''t afraid to kick some ass, then this album is a for you. It''s a little Hank, Sr, Hank, Jr, and even some Hank III, topped off with some David Allan Coe.

Can you tell me what you think about that?

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