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MUSIC REVIEW | John Prine – John Prine (1971)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Simultaneously exactly what I expected, and a totally fresh surprise.”

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15 or 16 years ago, I was on a camping trip with some mates and the soundtrack was pure blokey rock from the 90s.  It was the turn of the millennium and we were dudes who loved dude music, like Guns n’ Roses, Pearl Jam and Tool.  Then, one person pulled out a mix tape from their car and what we heard was something different.  It was hokey country music, with a man and women trading corny verses like, “She don’t like her eggs all runny, she thinks crossin’ her legs is funny.  She looks down her nose at money, she gets it on like the Easter Bunny.  She’s my baby I’m her honey, I’m never gonna let her go”.

We made a lot of fun of that song, and the person who’d supplied the mix tape.  But the song stayed in my head, grew on me, and found its way onto my iPod.  Then, a couple of years ago, my obsession with Jason Isbell grew to the stage of following him on Twitter and he often referenced the man responsible for, “she gets it on like the Easter Bunny”, John Prine.  Once I knew who he was, his name popped up more and more, mentioned by bands and singers I really like, as well as appearing in Youtube clips with bands and singers I really liked.  I obviously had a legend on my hands.  A point which was only solidified by listening to John Prine. (more…)