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Classic Album Review: Hayseed Dixie | A Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love

The AC/DC-loving bluegrassers expand their musical horizons on their second album.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Everybody loves a good gag — like the one about the bluegrass trio that released a novelty album of AC/DC covers under the name Hayseed Dixie. Hilarious.

Naturally, though, like a Saturday Night Live character, the whole hillbilly-rock thing got done to death. Final nail in the coffin: Luther Wright and the Wrongs’ full-length reworking of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Even so some folks don’t know when to quit. So here’s Hayseed Dixie’s second album, A Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love, featuring a slate of love-themed classic rockers — The CarsMy Best Friend’s Girl, Aerosmith’s Walk This Way, Bad Co.’s Feel Like Making Love, Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls, etc. — delivered with predictable lickety-split banjos, washtub-bass lines and cracker-barrel twang. Har-de-har. Even less appealing: The Hayseed original I’m Keeping Your Poop, easily the most revolting thing I’ve heard since the last Kathie Lee album. Joke’s over, boys. Time to go back to the trailer park.