Corb Lund Band | Modern Pain

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Modern Pain

by Corb Lund Band

Old style, acoustic, outlawish, punky brand of traditional country music.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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1. Expectation and the Blues
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2. We Used to Ride 'em
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3. Untitled Waltz
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4. Your Game Again
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5. Owlsong
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6. La Souffrance Des Gens
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7. Lament For Lester Cousins
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8. Lives of Attrition (the Best We Can Do)
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9. You and Your Creeping
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10. Heavy and Leaving
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11. Waste and Tragedy
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12. Manyberries
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13. Evil in Me
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14. Hockey Song (live)
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15. Sixteen Tons (live)
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16. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (live)
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Album Notes
The quick version of this story is Corb Lund was a foothills-raised rodeo kid who found compelling urban credibility in the legendary "smalls" playing bass, ultimately exploring his roots playing his own country songs. Plus, live, a few of Willie Nelson's. Don't worry, Willie does the same thing on stage, which is a story for another night.

If you're reading this for clues, I have to almost assume you don't know that Corb pleases large crowds on several continents, that his songs are thoughtful and deliberate and full of the nouns describing our actual surroundings, unique to a land of fluke prosperity that allows for a massive, sensitive artist class thriving in our redneck midst. Now, when Corb and I are drunk watching *Deadwood* at 4:13 a.m., that's the last thing on our minds, but the fact is our part of western Canada is uniquely attuned to sides of farm, oil and city life, underlined by Mr. Lund's actual rural roots, which have nothing to do with anything that might make you cringe about processed country music. His songs are viral anthems which bridge social gaps, celebrating the need for sin and sacrament as much as superior horsepower in doomsday scenarios. And his band is terribly helpful with this.

Kurt Ciesla, for example, plays the echoey standup bass with proud, scary mastery, while Winnipeg's Grant Siemens, the band's latest catch, is a natural wizard of the hillybilly instruments: banjo, slide, etc. He and drummer Brady Valgardson, also a native of Lund's Taber, party hard, play with similar intensity. It's a sight.

As has been written elsewhere, Lund appreciates the old world before country went completely to shit, remembering its humour and darkness, drinking to its diminishing pantheon of living heroes.

Corb Lund could well turn out to be one of them. More importantly, I know you already really love some of the songs on his albums, it's just that now you should take the time and find them.

Ola, amigo.

- Fish Griwkowsky,
Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Canadian Country Hallmark


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Joe Ferris

I first heard Corb Lund on XM radios progressive country channel. I had never heard of him or any of his music before but I liked it so much I downloaded all of his available music from napsters pay/subscription service and became hooked which made me start purchasing all of his cd's (I can't wait for the release of "Horse Soldier Horse Soldier" ). This album is incredible just like his others. The songs are all the type of songs you find yourself singing along to by the second time you hear them! I am glad Canada is keeping country music real up there, I now want to explore more Canadian artists to see what else U.S. country stations are ignoring and keeping from us. Corb is really the first newer country artist I have liked in quite a few years, his music sounds like country music not pop and I like hearing the desciptive stories about his home and country lifestyle.


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CD Baby

Another stunning debut from Corb Lund. This time he diverts a bit from country folk leanings and plunges into bluesy territories, stripped down jam rock and some surprising, well-placed twang on the fringes of rockabilly and country. No matter what you want to call it, this is a guy you need to hear. His mix of casual, unpretentious vocals with an "oom pah" guitar jangle makes for a great ride throught the countryside.