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elizabeth cotten - freight train

B__DAWG 58 days ago
you ever hear of this lady? she played the guitar upside down with the heavy strings on the bottom. it's f*cked up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUK8emiWabU

B__DAWG 58 days ago
i woulda re-strung the guitar

simon_belmont 58 days ago
Yes. It's on the Smithsonian Folkways railroad songs compilation which is very cool in my opinion

B__DAWG 58 days ago
interesting

She was cool. Had some good songs.

B__DAWG 58 days ago
i never even heard of her. i have this big acoustic guitar tab book and it's in there. i guess i could learn it

B__DAWG 58 days ago
it's got this song in there too. look at this stupid asshole. it's too fast. he must just play guitar all day long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVfo3mckqV0

simon_belmont 58 days ago
Those guys on candy Rat Records are talented but god damn it's so unlistenable. A guy I went to college with was on that label and did that "drifting" stuff. It's impressive but so boring.

B__DAWG 58 days ago
mostly agreed

simon_belmont 58 days ago
This dude https://youtu.be/slgdbHowNb0

B__DAWG 58 days ago
i like some of the guys who inspired that stuff but then it goes overbord eventually. same with shred

simon_belmont 58 days ago
Yes. I think it's referred to as "wankery". That might not be the official term

B__DAWG 58 days ago
we're probably just not smart enough to get it

simon_belmont 58 days ago
People probably said the same thing about Coltrane