Nashville Country Singers

Country singers butchering the Hits of '69.

I've heard some good singers occasionally screw up a word or two in a cover song, but "Hits of '69" by the Nashville Country Singers takes the cake. Apparently, nobody bothered to give these folks copies of the lyrics to the songs they were expected to sing. Combine that with flat music and off-key vocals and you have what was certainly one of the most exciting new albums of the year.

Check out how the Country Singers butcher two of my favorite songs. On "Aquarius", the moon is no longer in the seventh house, but the serpent's house. Then the phrase "no more falsehoods or derisions" somehow becomes -- get this -- "thunderbolts of long duration". Whoa! But that's nothing compared to what they do to "Proud Mary". Incredibly, they don't even sing the phrase "Proud Mary" once throughout the entire song. Among other flubs, these guys "seen a lotta plays in Memphis" and "Humped a lotta grain in New Orleans". I don't know what they were taking in Nashville back in 1969 but I sure want some for my next party.

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Aquarius (Real Audio) Harmony and understanding... except for understanding of the lyrics to this song.
Proud Mary (Real Audio) Trust me, this is nothing to be proud of.

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Your Comments:

Sammy Reed says:
Listen, I've heard "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater, Ike & Tina Turner, and everybody else, and I still don't know what they did to a lot of what in Memphis OR New Orleans! (05-08-2000)

Elmos Woods says:
This sounds like the jukebox music from the bar scene in "Walking Tall." Is it true the NCS hit platinum with "Ground Control to Mao Tse-Tung" and "Purple Hayes ('scuse me while I kiss this guy)"? Seriously though, their rendition of "Proud Mary" just edges out Leonard Nimoy's. (04-17-2000)

Guest says:
The only thing this is missing is Buck Owens version of "Bridge over troubled water". I heard it once the only time I ever turned Hee Haw on. I can honestly say it brought tears to my eyes. (02-24-2000)

Sheila ( says:
I'll I have to say is....what the fuck, man....what the FUCK!!!!!! (11-03-1999)

Fulton says:
I hate country misic because when i was younger my Uncles used to sexually abuse my ass while they sang that crap. (10-26-1999)

Vynyl Junkie ( says:
One of those "thunderbolts of long duration" should have hit the studio the day they released this thing. Hey, CCR lovers, There's a bathroom on the right...! (09-28-1999)

jenel ( says:
please send me any info on lawrence reynolds........ (09-13-1999)

Wild`Bill says:
Loved the name of the record company-Mountain Dew Records! Sounds like some gawdawful bar band that would sound good after drinking 10 beers. (08-16-1999)

SueBri (same) says:
also goes to show ya that anyone with an 8 track..guitar..motorhime and a u haul can become infamous in a wierd way. (06-17-1999)

SueBri ( says:
Uh what were they smokin? Maybe red columbian! (06-17-1999)

cedric says:
loretta lynn sucked my cock (06-02-1999)

LC-Ludwiig ( says:
Are the performers - and the producers - on this record retarded? Why didn't they justy buy or borrow the lyrics? ("Uuuh, believe me..guuuh... no one will notice we have problems with the lyrics - I'm sure!") (04-20-1999)

Sir Droopy Drawers says:
My two favorite country singers are Dolly Parton!!!Please excuse me while I hump my grain in my asylum. (03-31-1999)

Patriciu Andrei ( says:
Your music is your music ... but why you transfom in shit a piece of work ? (03-26-1999)

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