Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Punk Goes the Country




Today for Wacky Wednesday, let's hear a few country acts covering punk songs. We'll start with the late Ralph Stanley doing a Velvet Underground classic.


Here's a Texas country-rock band called Two Tons of Steel covering The Ramones.


Sturgill Simpson sings Nirvana.


And finally, here's Dwight Yoakam playing one of The Clash's better-known songs. And that banjo you hear is by none other than Dr. Stanley. May the country/punk circle be unbroken!



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