re the Louvin Brothers "Satan is Real" (album sleeve below) --from wikipedia:
Their songs were heavily influenced by their Baptist faith and warned against sin. Ira Louvin was notorious for his drinking, womanizing, and short temper. He was married four times; his third wife Faye shot him four times in the chest and twice in the hand after he allegedly beat her. Although seriously injured, he survived. When performing and drinking, Ira would sometimes become angry enough on stage to smash his mandolin.
>>so Pete Townshend better stop complaining that Jimi nicked guitar smashing from him..
jeez, I read up more on the Louvin brothers - seems this album could be worth a listen:
Critic Scott Walden compared the Louvins bluegrass music to the Velvet Underground; "Their comprehension of the tortured throes of a drunkard's Satan-infested soul are no less profound than Lou Reed's own understanding of a heroin junkie wrestling with a world devoid of meaning beyond the piercing tip of the needle... The depth is there in Satan is Real. This album transcends the immediate kitsch appeal of its cover. There is a reason why songs from this album have been performed by the more commonly accepted genius of artists such as Gram Parsons, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris."
Last edited by cramp; 9th December 2012 at 10:06 AM.