Sold American Kinky Friedman


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VMD 79734

Albums like "Kinky Friedman" (ABC) and "Lasso From El Passo" (Epic) told his story wittily but it was SOLD AMERICAN, made in 1973 for Vanguard, which remains his masterpiece. Featuring a crack band of musicians and singers   among them Norman Blake (Oh Brother Where Art Thou?), Billy Swan (I Can Help), David Briggs, John Hartford (Down From The Mountains) and Buddy Spicher   Kinky mercilessly poked fun at the domestic intolerance of the Vietnam era with such classics as We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To You and Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed. With lines like "You smell just like a communist/You come on through just like a Jew/We reserve the right to refuse service to you", "Sold American" was never meant to be an easy listen and in today's PC world its impact remains powerful and provocative, pushing race, feminism and patriotism firmly back on the agenda.



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