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  1. The Slash Years Rank & File
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    The Slash Years
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, this would be the first time that the band’s Slash Records output would be collected on vinyl. 
    • Would include bonus tracks making their debut on vinyl
    • Would be remastered with lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio.
    • Would be pressed on 180g color vinyl.
    • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders

    Biography

    Rank & File was an American country rock band established in 1981 in Austin Texas by brothers Chip and Tony Kinman of the seminal California band, The Dils. The band were forerunners in combining the musical rawness and DIY punk aesthetic with the style and ambience of country and western, helping to create a subgenre known as “cowpunk.” The brothers moved to Austin after a brief stint in New York where they joined forces with guitarist Alejandro Escovedo of the Nuns to form a new band, Rank & File. Rank & File released three albums – two of which were on the prominent Los Angeles label, Slash Records. Their debut album, “Sundown,” was released in 1982. John Dougan of AllMusic said, “Their debut album, Sundown,” was a gem of tuneful Byrds-ian pop, with a healthy dollop of Gram Parsons and Merle Haggard to boot.” “The songwriting was wry, heartfelt and cliché’-free; the band rocked with gusto, but never bombastically, preferring nuance and subtly over volume and simplicity.” Their second Slash album, 1984’s “Long Gone Dead,” included a cover version of a tune by Lefty Frizzell and made use of traditional country instrumentation such as steel guitar and fiddle. The Kinmans saw their new band as a more entertaining departure from the intensity of hardcore punk, embracing the sound and cultural ambience of country music, albeit with a post-punk spin.

    Track Listing
    Track Sides: 
    Side A
    List of tracks: 
    Track Title: 
    1 Amanda Ruth
    Track Duration: 
    3:08
    Track Title: 
    2 (Glad I’m) Not In Love
    Track Duration: 
    2:28
    Track Title: 
    3 Rank And File
    Track Duration: 
    4:19
    Track Title: 
    4 The Conductor Wore Black
    Track Duration: 
    3:30
    Track Sides: 
    Side B
    List of tracks: 
    Track Title: 
    1 Sundown
    Track Duration: 
    3:00
    Track Title: 
    2 I Went Walking
    Track Duration: 
    3:52
    Track Title: 
    3 Lucky Day
    Track Duration: 
    3:40
    Track Title: 
    4 I Don’t Go Out Much Anymore
    Track Duration: 
    2:15
    Track Title: 
    5 Coyote
    Track Duration: 
    5:07
    Track Sides: 
    Side C
    List of tracks: 
    Track Title: 
    1 Long Gone Dead
    Track Duration: 
    2:54
    Track Title: 
    2 I’m An Old Old Man
    Track Duration: 
    2:50
    Track Title: 
    3 Sound Of the Rain
    Track Duration: 
    3:42
    Track Title: 
    4 Hot Wind
    Track Duration: 
    3:48
    Track Title: 
    5 Tell Her I Love Her
    Track Duration: 
    2:29
    Track Title: 
    6 Saddest Girl In The World
    Track Duration: 
    2:39
    Track Title: 
    7 Timeless Love
    Track Duration: 
    3:22
    Track Sides: 
    Side D
    List of tracks: 
    Track Title: 
    1 John Brown
    Track Duration: 
    3:49
    Track Title: 
    2 Last Night I Dreamed
    Track Duration: 
    2:55
    Track Title: 
    3 It Don’t Matter
    Track Duration: 
    3:00
    Track Title: 
    4 Klansman
    Track Duration: 
    4:56 **bonus track
    Track Title: 
    5 Post Office
    Track Duration: 
    1:47 ** bonus track
    Track Title: 
    6 Wabash Cannonball
    Track Duration: 
    3:04 **bonus track
    Track Title: 
    7 White Lightning
    Track Duration: 
    4:23 **bonus track
Release date: 
October 2, 2019
Audio Player Embed: 

Artist Name: 
Rank & File
Album Detail: 
  • If voted to win, this would be the first time that the band’s Slash Records output would be collected on vinyl. 
  • Would include bonus tracks making their debut on vinyl
  • Would be remastered with lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio.
  • Would be pressed on 180g color vinyl.
  • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders

Biography

Rank & File was an American country rock band established in 1981 in Austin Texas by brothers Chip and Tony Kinman of the seminal California band, The Dils. The band were forerunners in combining the musical rawness and DIY punk aesthetic with the style and ambience of country and western, helping to create a subgenre known as “cowpunk.” The brothers moved to Austin after a brief stint in New York where they joined forces with guitarist Alejandro Escovedo of the Nuns to form a new band, Rank & File. Rank & File released three albums – two of which were on the prominent Los Angeles label, Slash Records. Their debut album, “Sundown,” was released in 1982. John Dougan of AllMusic said, “Their debut album, Sundown,” was a gem of tuneful Byrds-ian pop, with a healthy dollop of Gram Parsons and Merle Haggard to boot.” “The songwriting was wry, heartfelt and cliché’-free; the band rocked with gusto, but never bombastically, preferring nuance and subtly over volume and simplicity.” Their second Slash album, 1984’s “Long Gone Dead,” included a cover version of a tune by Lefty Frizzell and made use of traditional country instrumentation such as steel guitar and fiddle. The Kinmans saw their new band as a more entertaining departure from the intensity of hardcore punk, embracing the sound and cultural ambience of country music, albeit with a post-punk spin.

Is Voting For the Next Release?: 
yes
Is record of the month: 
No
Pre Order End Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 17:30
Track Listings: 
Track Sides: 
Side A
List of tracks: 
Track Title: 
1 Amanda Ruth
Track Duration: 
3:08
Track Title: 
2 (Glad I’m) Not In Love
Track Duration: 
2:28
Track Title: 
3 Rank And File
Track Duration: 
4:19
Track Title: 
4 The Conductor Wore Black
Track Duration: 
3:30
Track Sides: 
Side B
List of tracks: 
Track Title: 
1 Sundown
Track Duration: 
3:00
Track Title: 
2 I Went Walking
Track Duration: 
3:52
Track Title: 
3 Lucky Day
Track Duration: 
3:40
Track Title: 
4 I Don’t Go Out Much Anymore
Track Duration: 
2:15
Track Title: 
5 Coyote
Track Duration: 
5:07
Track Sides: 
Side C
List of tracks: 
Track Title: 
1 Long Gone Dead
Track Duration: 
2:54
Track Title: 
2 I’m An Old Old Man
Track Duration: 
2:50
Track Title: 
3 Sound Of the Rain
Track Duration: 
3:42
Track Title: 
4 Hot Wind
Track Duration: 
3:48
Track Title: 
5 Tell Her I Love Her
Track Duration: 
2:29
Track Title: 
6 Saddest Girl In The World
Track Duration: 
2:39
Track Title: 
7 Timeless Love
Track Duration: 
3:22
Track Sides: 
Side D
List of tracks: 
Track Title: 
1 John Brown
Track Duration: 
3:49
Track Title: 
2 Last Night I Dreamed
Track Duration: 
2:55
Track Title: 
3 It Don’t Matter
Track Duration: 
3:00
Track Title: 
4 Klansman
Track Duration: 
4:56 **bonus track
Track Title: 
5 Post Office
Track Duration: 
1:47 ** bonus track
Track Title: 
6 Wabash Cannonball
Track Duration: 
3:04 **bonus track
Track Title: 
7 White Lightning
Track Duration: 
4:23 **bonus track
List of tracks: 
Is out of stock: 
No

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    Biography

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    Horsedrawn Wishes
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    • Would include two B-side bonus tracks 
    • Would be pressed on 180g color vinyl.
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    The Slash Years
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, this would be the first time that the band’s Slash Records output would be collected on vinyl. 
    • Would include bonus tracks making their debut on vinyl
    • Would be remastered with lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio.
    • Would be pressed on 180g color vinyl.
    • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders

    Biography

    Rank & File was an American country rock band established in 1981 in Austin Texas by brothers Chip and Tony Kinman of the seminal California band, The Dils. The band were forerunners in combining the musical rawness and DIY punk aesthetic with the style and ambience of country and western, helping to create a subgenre known as “cowpunk.” The brothers moved to Austin after a brief stint in New York where they joined forces with guitarist Alejandro Escovedo of the Nuns to form a new band, Rank & File. Rank & File released three albums – two of which were on the prominent Los Angeles label, Slash Records. Their debut album, “Sundown,” was released in 1982. John Dougan of AllMusic said, “Their debut album, Sundown,” was a gem of tuneful Byrds-ian pop, with a healthy dollop of Gram Parsons and Merle Haggard to boot.” “The songwriting was wry, heartfelt and cliché’-free; the band rocked with gusto, but never bombastically, preferring nuance and subtly over volume and simplicity.” Their second Slash album, 1984’s “Long Gone Dead,” included a cover version of a tune by Lefty Frizzell and made use of traditional country instrumentation such as steel guitar and fiddle. The Kinmans saw their new band as a more entertaining departure from the intensity of hardcore punk, embracing the sound and cultural ambience of country music, albeit with a post-punk spin.