Saturday, October 31, 2015

I Heart Heartland Rock

    I realize that when most Americans think of the American "heartland", they're likely to think of the midwest,  But when it comes to heartland rock, at least to my East Coast mind, it's more about a heart on the sleeve emotionalism associated with the Midwest and East Coast, most notably Bruce Springsteen.  Now I was going to write something else about the music' venerability, but it's late and my old brain just isn't up to the task so you'll just have to make up your own mind.

Bastards of Young The Replacements
Stay Lucky The Gaslight Anthem
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live? The Del-Lords
Big Tornado Hadacol
Mad Old Lady The Skeletons
Still Sober (After All These Beers) Banditos
Firecracker Marah
Indian Motorcycles Fred Eaglesmith
Rain On The Scarecrow John Mellencamp
St Claire Of Cedar Rapids The Hangdogs
Song for the Walls Eric Ambel & Roscoe's Gang
They Will Bury You Tim Easton
She's A Runaway BoDeans
Don't Run Wild The Del Fuegos
Teddy Got Rolled Go to Blazes
Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough) Steve Earle & the Dukes
I Wanna Come Home The Bottle Rockets
Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen