1-CD with 40-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 77 mns.
An outlaw pioneer's best work… un-reissued on CD until now. Soulful songs and rock 'n' roll attitude – a sharp contrast to the sterility of today’s country music. Include classic hits, such as The Ride and
Mona Lisa's Lost Her Smile, as well as a duet with George Jones. Every CD has previously unissued bonus tracks. Essential listening for everyone who loves Waylon, Willie, and the ‘70s outlaws.
And now we continue our ongoing exploration of the unjustly overlooked David Allan Coe catalog. A life-long renegade, Coe has been one of the most colorful and unpredictable characters in country music… or any music. An outlaw pioneer, he didn't score many big hits, although he wrote several big hits for others… including Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone and Take This Job And Shove It. He was also incredibly prolific: during thirteen years with Columbia Records, he released almost two LPs a year. Here, we focus on the years 1982-1985.
'Rough Rider' and 'DAC' come from 1982 and the mostly self-composed songs chart Coe's tempestuous life during this time. As David Allan Coe himself says,’Here’s another chapter in the never-ending romance of David Allan Coe’s life.’ Based in Florida, he was not only writing enough great songs to fill two LPs, but a book about his prison experience (and how to survive prison… if you happen to be there). Coe himself provides detailed song-by-song commentaries, mapping the words to his life.