Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sugarland: Steve Earle (2008)
It's awesome to read the YouTube comments on the song "Steve Earle", they're either gushing praise for Nash-pop duo Sugarland (about whom I know little) or tearing into the song like starving, angry hyenas. I can't say I sympathize with either side. I'm a big fan of Steve Earle (more HERE), as are all the haters, but I can appreciate the song's sharp hook, its talking-blues verses and its slapstick lyrics that chide Nashville for ignoring Earle. Now, I'm not denying that Sugarland's song is a fluffy, lightweight concoction that won't likely stand the test of time like Earle's work but it's still a bit of fun.
Update: The man himself reviewed the song saying “Nothing wrong with a little song to make you smile now and then.”
Update II: Of course, the source for that above quote is from a source called 'Farce the Music" under a heading of 'fake news' (all written in small font I'll point out before admitting that I really should've caught the parody earlier!)
Update: For a grittier lady's take on Mr. Earle Check out this video: