Sunday, December 02, 2007
It's A Thin Line
If you're like me (and who isn't?), your curiosity is piqued when you see a song with the title "I Hate You". And if said song happens to be sung by Ronnie Milsap, then your curiosity quickly mutates into an overwhelming urge to hear it. Then, upon hearing said song (again, if you're like me) you feel pleased. It's a good country song with a punk title. I didn't have any inclination to listen to Milsap until an early song of his appeared on one of those great Oxford American compilations. I'm including that tune as well, 'cause it's a surprisingly decent slice of white r&b from a guy who later became known for a style that's, um, a little different. He lets loose with a good healthy scream towards the end--listen for it. I didn't think he had it in him, either.