As a teenager, it was simple to say I didn't listen to country music. It was a definitive statement, easy to defend. I liked rock and punk and even some pop. Country music need not apply. But it's harder to dismiss the genre whole hog these days.
Does it surprise anyone that I'm a fan of the Godmother of Punk? Seminal album, killer song. Perfectly encapsulates that 'bohemian' desperation, the fantasy of breaking free and one day having the means to live a simple, happy life with the one you love... Plus the song rocks. Beautifully raw.