NINEBULLETS.NET AUGUST PODCAST:

Here we are. Another month, another podcast. Can you believe it’s been 6 months? Traffic on these is improving a little and that’s raised my spirits about doing them…I know I’m supposed to be all about doing them regardless of the amount of people who listen….and I will be, just as soon as the podcast’s monthly traffic gets in the same neighborhood as ninebullets.net’s daily traffic. That said, let’s talk about this month’s podcast.

The moment I sat down and started mapping out what songs I wanted to play this month I started getting excited. It quickly became obvious that this month’s song selection was gonna be the bomb. We got unreleased tracks from The Fox Hunt, Left Lane Cruiser, Carolyn Mark, Malcolm Holcombe, Pete Bernhard (Devil Makes Three) and Chuck Ragan, as well as newborn songs from Chad Price (Drag The River), Mat d. and the Profane Saints, The Builders and The Butchers, The Takers and Lonesome Wyatt (Those Poor Bastards) w/Rachel Brooke.

In the middle of the show I decided to do a set featuring bands who will be performing at Suburban Home‘s 14 Anniversary Weekend Party, which I’ll be attending in 15 days. Hopefully I’ll come back from it with some good stories, good pictures and a few interviews.

And that does it. I’m really happy with this month’s podcast and I think y’all will like it. Do me a favor, though. If you listen and you enjoy the show, please tell other people about it.

Thanks, everyone. ~Autopsy IV (twitter: @autopsy4)

Tracklisting:

  1. Adams House Cat – Nine Bullets [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [04.00.00]
  3. The Fox Hunt – It Suits Me [05.11.00]
  4. Carolyn Mark w/N.Q. Arbuckle – All Time Low [08.03.00]
  5. Lonesome Wyatt & Rachel Brooke – This Painful Summer [11.56.50]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [15.48.00]
  7. Chad Price – Cursed [17.30.00]
  8. Jon Snodgrass – Brave With Strangers [21.08.00]
  9. The Takers – Diamond Ring [24.14.00]
  10. Two Cow Garage – Swingset Assassin [27.36.00]
  11. Autopsy IV Commentary [30.28.00]
  12. Chris Knight – Highway Junkie [31.50.00]
  13. Malcolm Holcombe – A Bigger Plan [36.20.00]
  14. Deadstring Brothers – Sao Palo [39.16.00]
  15. Chuck Ragan – Let It Rain [45.04.00]
  16. Autopsy IV Commentary [47.34.00]
  17. Pete Bernhard – Townes [49.48.00]
  18. The Builders and The Butchers – Down in the Hole [53.54.00]
  19. Autopsy IV Commentary [57.40.00]
  20. Left Lane Cruiser – Black Lung [59.30.00]
  21. Mat D & The Profane Saints – Mudflap Mamma [63.54.00]
  22. The Drive-By Truckers – Play It All Night Long [67.02.00]


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CHRIS KNIGHT – TRAILER TAPES II

Chris Knight was admittedly surprised at the public’s reaction to the raw recordings of The Trailer Tapes. I’m not sure why, this genre has a fan base that prides itself as much on unreleased demos recorded on a Radio The Shack cassette recorder as it does the latest proper album release.

While Trailer Tapes II is technically a sequel to The Trailer Tapes, it differs at its core. See, while Trailer Tapes was a raw collection of songs that were largely unreleased, Trailer Tapes II features the original Chris-and-an-acoustic stripped-down versions of what ultimately became some of Chris’ most popular songs. These recordings spawn from that same summer recording session in 1996 featuring a recently signed, but still unknown Chris Knight that birth to The Trailer Tapes, taking place inside a singlewide trailer in Kentucky.  When asked about the tracks on Trailer Tapes II, Chris had this to say, “I’ve been playing most of these songs every night on the road for the past 12 years. I know I sing 2 of them way different now than when I did then. What you’re hearing is a guy who had written those songs at his kitchen table and barely knew how to sing them into a microphone. Still, there are moments where I can hear the beginning of what I do now.”

I’ll admit that Trailer II doesn’t quite possess the same power that The Trailer Tapes did, but Chris at 3/4 power is better than many folks at full throttle. And even on Trailer II, when it’s on there are few better.

Chris Knight – Highway Junkie
Chris Knight – Old Man
Chris Knight – Love and a .45

Chris Knight’s Official Site, Chris Knight on myspace, Buy Trailer Tapes II