The Margo Price c/d

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Just heard "Don't Say It" in between some serious Mainstream Country at a BBQ joint and it's kind of freaking me out.

So "Classic", obvs.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:29 (four years ago) link

I saw Margo and her band at an Americana thing last fall. I thought it sounded like bad yacht rock, and she's turned into the Mandy Barnett of Americana, playing to the rafters with little else to recommend her, just another singer.

eddhurt, Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:03 (four years ago) link

one year passes...
one month passes...

It's funny now that Edd brought up the Yacht Rock thing, as this is very clearly Fleetwood Mac-influenced.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:56 (two years ago) link

Got tired of the debut about half way through, but she done good on my Nashville Scene ballot re 2017:
Top Ten Country Albums:
5. Margo Price: All American Made (Third Man)

Three Best Female Country Vocalists of 2017:
1. Lee Ann Womack
2. Whitney Rose
3. Margo Price

Country Music's Three Best Songwriters of 2017:
1. Willie Nelson
2. Margo Price
3. Rodney Crowell
(and their collaborators)

Three Best Duos, Trios or Groups of 2017:

1. Margo Price & the Price Tags
2. Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters
3. Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson

Ballot Comments:
Now I'm listening to Margo Price's All American Made---no hyphen in there; it's "We're all American made,” compartments and all, as she looks for something in herself, something she's stashed between the hangover, the thought-loops, yadda-yadda---she's gotten past the Loretta Lynn imitations on the debut, which were seeming too slick even before the actual LL showed up with a good new album---key line (tho' farmed out to duet podner Willie) here might be "How trails have I been down/For no reason", trying to escape from him/herself---now they're "winning by learning to lose", copping to limitations and other self-knowledge, also and trusting the realness of questions over answers (this song’s’ tagline and its context are the more unsettling the more they come turning over to mind, as with several tracks and overall stance of God’s Problem Child: still is still moving to him and also not, mebbe not so far from “no such thing as a lowest point”? Or what??)
So she finds a Lynn-worthy stance after all, shifting gears between the more typical "Pay Gap"-extended- working woman (incl. wife-parent-other) POV and that of a rising female star/upgraded pro, making her(and her acutely attentive band's, and others') money on the road after the fall of the record biz/same as it ever was for most musos, no matter how risen---no Behind The Music melodrama; she may be going "Nowhere Fast", but she'll take it, apprehensions and all. Plenty shadows here (not quite the usually bright bandcamp sound, tho' appropriately so, and never murky), but her matter-of-fact can be droll enough, even and especially with "Bein' born is a curse/Dyin' young is worse." Margo Price & The Price Tags; I'll go see 'em after all.

dow, Thursday, 11 June 2020 00:29 (two years ago) link

And hope this will happen:
Tyler Mahan Coe
· Apr 7
How has there never been a tribute comp from women artists to Merle, called Girl Haggard?
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Margo Price
Okay, when this is all over, I want to start this cover band. I’ll play drums and sing. The line up is all ladies and we only play Merle Haggard songs. GIRL HAGGARD. Who’s in?

Margo Price
·Apr 7
This is obviously a joke y’all Face with tears of joy but maybe we’ll play *one* show

dow, Thursday, 11 June 2020 00:32 (two years ago) link

And this is mostly real damn good:
Oh, and while we're still waiting for yon studio Margo, this is mostly pretty fahn as in fine: I must warn yall that she does "Proud Mary," and it's the slow-fast "PM": like the Ike & Tina, but def w/o Ike & Tina. Otherwise, in descending order of complaints, she sometimes extends the ends of lines with bah-bah vibraaato (Shakira does it better), the drinkin' medley seems maybe(?) a tad awkward, like she and the Price Tags needed to rehearse this bit of their old club act maybe(?) a tad more, and some words fall down a well---but the overall momentum and emotional relevance don't. In other words, it's one live album that doesn't seem to have gotten any tweaks, and needed hardly any. (But I'd skip that "Proud Mary" if I were you).

― dow, Monday, June 8,

dow, Thursday, 11 June 2020 00:35 (two years ago) link

Eh, I fucked up that link duh, one more time for self-punishment:

She should do a t-shirt w Perfectly album cover

dow, Monday, 15 June 2020 23:52 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

New album is channeling Stevie Nicks so consciously it's almost shameless, esp. the "I'm getting older too" line, but the songwriting is so great that doesn't matter.

Matt DC, Friday, 10 July 2020 13:20 (two years ago) link

Great live set. One day it will be weird to look back at these shows with musicians wearing face masks.

that's not my post, Saturday, 18 July 2020 16:58 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Kind of loving how she appears on recent/upcoming tribute LPs to Roky Erickson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Sleater-Kinney.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 23 September 2022 15:48 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Oh yeah, here she is w J. Hedley on the xpost exc Live Forever---A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver

dow, Saturday, 21 January 2023 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

I like this album, even a couple of the long slow ones at the end.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 January 2023 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

I really like the new one. I've listened to her before and thought she was fine, had a generally favorable impression without anything really sticking. Is this one better or am I just more receptive to her?

I love the looseness of the songwriting, the way songs are kind of allowed to go their own way (not a Fleetwood Mac joke, tho obviously those influences are still there). I know about the mushroom binge that shaped the writing, I think it actually does show up though not in obvious psychedelic ways. More in a kind of organic gnarliness.

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