After weeks of deliberating, we've decided to start a weekly post regarding an old music video we happened to run across on YouTube. So without further adieu here is my first pick.
I've always been a big fan of classic country music and have memories of listening to the likes of Randy Travis, Tom T. Hall, and Conway Twitty; among others, practically every Saturday morning while working with my Dad. After becoming more familiar with the genre, I became an instant fan of practically all older country music. (On a side note, I'm considering "Classic" country to be anything made prior to 1992, back before Country and Pop got together one night and conceived what we now call Country).
But you get the picture, I think some of the best years of Country music occurred during the 1980's, and the song Dumas Walker by the Kentucky Headhunters is a prime example of what I consider to be a great Country song.
I came across this video the other day and right off the bat I thought to myself "Wow, is the drummer really wearing a coonskin cap and no shirt? Awesome". What really got me was the simplicity of the video, shot entirely in what appears to be a honkytonk/roadhouse the video is made up entirely of a denim clad crowd that 95% have long hair, which isn't so hard to see considering the video was shot back in 1989. If this is your first time hearing the Kentucky Headhunters I also recommend Oh Lonesome Me and Walk Softly on this Heart of Mine, I can almost guarantee you will feel the urge to enjoy a slawburger, fries, and a bottle of Ski.