Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill
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Much like how the Cramps revived rockabilly with a psychotic, campy glee, T. Tex Edwards & Out on Parole — a one-shot studio project helmed by Mike Buck of the LeRoi Brothers — take hardcore honky tonk murder ballads and perform them with wicked, enthusiastic glee. Essentially, Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill — the title is taken from an old Johnny Paycheck song — is a novelty album, but it is one that is done exceptionally well. All of the songs, from Leon Payne's "Psycho" to Porter Wagoner's "The Rubber Room," are major lynchpins in the cult of "psycho country" songs, and the performances are thoroughly entertaining, if a bit affected. After all, the originals — even when they had the occasional moments of humor — weren't played for laughs, and their straight-faced seriousness made them all the more effective. Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill, on the other hand, was just for fun and it suffers as a result.
Top Albums and Songs by T. Tex Edwards & Out on Parole
||The Girl on a death row||New Rose Story: vol. 4||2:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Psycho||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||3:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Last Will and Testament (of a Drinking Man)||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||3:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm a Gonna Kill You||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||2:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Smitty||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Rubber Room||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||3:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Strangler in the Night||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||2:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||You Ain't Never Gonna Live to Love Saturday Night Again||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||2:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Beatin' on the Bars||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||1:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Cold Hard Facts of Life||Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill||3:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|