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"NINE POUND HAMMER - COUNTRY CLASSICS
The long awaited newest and FINAL studio album from the kings of cowpunk Nine Pound Hammer is now available right here for pre-order!!!
All pre-ordered CDs will be shipped on August 25.
The boys put the Hammer to classics by Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb and others. They even turned in an amazing version of Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown that sounds like the Ramones came back to life and now play like CCR. But the real treasures are the Hammer Classics done straight forward country style. Such gems as 'Stranded Outside of Tater Knob' and 'Dead Dog Highway' are given the full blown bluegrass treatment with banjo, fiddle and mandolin. It's a perfect combination. This CD also features guest appearances from Andy Gibson of Hank 3, and Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy as well as others.
This Promotional Advance Limited Edition is ONLY available HERE or at the Hammer shows in Europe. The official release of this record isn't scheduled to be availble for months so get yours now! $14.99 includes shipping in North America and $17.99 includes shipping outside of North America."
New Nine Pound Hammer is always great news - their last two releases have been stellar (particularly Kentucky Breakdown) - but it is kinda bittersweet that it's being touted as the FINAL record. 25 years is a long damn time though and of course Blaine has his plate full with Nashville Pussy. Go pre-order Country Classics and if you're in Europe - try to catch a gig on their 25th Anniversary tour currently underway. Fellow FatCat Radio artist, Beavershot will be opening for Nine Pound Hammer on August 28 at De Waerdse Tempel in Heerhugowaard (The Netherlands).
Complete track listing / pre-order info: Country Classics
Go buy this one too if it ain't already in your collection!!