In what might appear to be one of music’s most deliciously unusual pairings in recent years, legendary punk rocker John Doe has teamed up with Canadian psychadelicists The Sadies to cut a record of Countrypolitan favorites—Country Club— and are hitting the road.
In true honky tonk style, Country Club is the bastard child of a drunken promise. A post show hang-out between X & the Knitters’ Doe and The Sadies produced the idea to join forces to a make an album of country songs. Both rock n’ roll and country music are littered with the ghosts of broken promises but this one was destined to become reality. Timeless sounds abound on Country Club, driven by Doe’s gorgeous vocals, the dueling thousand pound chops of the guitar-wielding Good brothers and The Sadies’ world class rhythm section of Mike Belitsky and Sean Dean. Here, the Countrypolitan sound of late 1960s Nashville is filtered through the telecaster-based tonk of Bakersfield, CA and the results are simply stunning.
MCB's Jeff Nolan reviewed the new record here
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