John Doe and The Sadies Album

THE MAN FROM X AND CANADIAN GOLDEN BOYS TEAM UP
ON SLEW OF COUNTRY CLASSICS

The Sadies
John Doe (X, The Knitters) and The Sadies join forces for Country Club, an album of classic country covers and originals due out April 14, 2009 on Yep Roc Records.

"Country Club is the result of a drunken promise or threat I made to Travis and Dallas [Good, of The Sadies] the first night we played together in Toronto. These happen all the time but it's rare that anyone remembers them the morning after, let alone follows through and makes it a reality. I'm really glad we did,” says Doe.

By including varying yet equally beloved movements within the country music pantheon, Doe and The Sadies were able to cover their heroes while filtering the pop sensibilities of '60s Nashville through the electric honky tonk of Bakersfield, CA.

"We're not sure why it sounds like it's from the sixties. Maybe that's our favorite era of country music or maybe that's what we listened to when we first learned how to play it," remarks Doe. "But what was called 'Countrypolitan' always seemed one of the coolest hybrids of country music. But we agreed quickly and completely that there were going to be no string sections, horns or choirs. Bakersfield vs. Nashville was never a dispute . . . Bakersfield!" Dallas Good of The Sadies continues, "The songs chosen were very ambitious, and while we haven't re-invented the wheel we have created a cohesiveness between several hit country & western singles and our own styles."

Country Club also features guest turns from D.J. Bonebrake, Kathleen Edwards, Eric Heywood and more.

Tracklist & Credits:

1) Stop the World and Let Me Off
Songwriter: Carl Belew
Made famous by: Waylon Jennings

2) Husbands and Wives
Songwriter: Roger Miller

3) ‘Til I Get It Right
Songwriters: Red Lane, Larry Henley
Made famous by: Tammy Wynette

4) It Just Dawned on Me
Songwriters: Exene Cervenka, John Doe

5) (Now and Then) There’s a Fool Such as I
Songwriter: William Marvin Trader
Made famous by: Hank Snow

6) The Night Life
Songwriters: Paul F. Buskirk, Walter M. Breeland, Willie Nelson
Made famous by: Ray Price

7) The Sudbury Nickel
Songwriters: The Sadies

8) Before I Wake
Songwriters: The Sadies

9) I Still Miss Someone
Songwriters: Johnny Cash, Roy Cash Jr.

10) The Cold Hard Facts of Life
Songwriter: Bill Anderson
Made famous by: Porter Wagoner

11) Take These Chains from My Heart
Songwriter: Fred Rose, Hy Heath
Made famous by: Hank Williams

12) Help Me Make It Through the Night
Songwriter: Kris Kristofferson

13) Are the Good Times Really Over for Good
Songwriter: Merle Haggard

14) Detroit City
Songwriters: Danny Dill, Mel Tillis
Made famous by: Bobby Bare

15) Pink Mountain Rag
Songwriters: The Sadies

In the meantime, whet your appetites with The Sadies' frisky "Flash."

[Published on: 2/7/09]

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Warpar1 Sat 2/7/2009 07:43AM
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Looks awesome!

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