As I've said before, "Cow-punk, roots-rock, alt-country, y'alternative, whatever damn term you use for music that hurts like country and hits like rock n' roll, you're gonna come back to Jason and the Scorchers." (See me review of the new album here.)
And this, Reckless Country Soul, is where it all began back in 1982. It's a four song e.p. recorded under the name, Jason & The Nashville Scorchers which was later re-issued on CD with out-takes from their 1983 e.p Fervor, which had brought them to fame via...are you regular readers ready for this?... a cover of Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie":
The Scorchers sound, a shotgun re-marriage between rock n' roll and country, who'd been divorced after separate sordid affairs involving The Eagles and Kenny Rogers, is clearly being worked out in these early sessions. While the gonzo covers by Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers are fine statements of purpose, it's not till the later track, the lonesome, "Pray For Me Momma, I'm a Gypsy Now", that it's obvious that this union will be fruitful.
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