Saturday, December 22, 2012

"In America" by Charlie Daniels Band

Song#:  0194
Date:  05/31/1980
Debut:  82
Peak:  11
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Country Rock, Southern Rock

Pop Bits:  After the smash success of Dainels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which was featured on the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack, his next entry on the pop chart was this pro-America, rising up from the ashes song. It was a reflection of what was happening to the country around that time including the Iran hostage crisis. The song had a bit of a revival after the 9/11 attacks. It would be Daniels' last song to reach the pop Top 20.

ReduxReview:  Oh hell to tha no. Redneck country music and I do not go together like ebony and ivory and live in perfect harmony. This doesn't mean that I consider it bad music, but I just don't connect to it at all. Although nothing I'd choose to listen to, I do appreciate a song like "The Devil" as it really is a classic song of the time. This song adds more of a political spin which can rally some but also turn others off. I'm in the latter group. The whole song just makes me feel uncomfortable and slightly scared.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Along with some recordings by Leonard Cohen, Daniels played bass on three Bob Dylan albums before releasing his own recordings. Daniels appears on "Nashville Skyline," "Self Portrait," and "New Morning."


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