Sunday, January 26, 2014
BR5-49 Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts) B/W Hickory Wind Arista 1996
Another 7" from the Lawrence native, Chuck Mead and his band BR5-49. Like the previously posted, it contains two tracks form the band's debut album.
Chuck Mead wrote the song, "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)". It's a solid western swing tune that tells the tale of a punk rocker who "traded in her Docs for kicker boots." Mead is a solid story teller lyrically and this track is no exception. The B-Side is the Byrds track "Hickory Wind" from the classic Byrds LP, 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo.' The band doesn't stray far from the original and keep it just as much of a tear-jerker country ballad as the original.
Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)