I immediately felt a little goofy for including the silly Cher cover in that post about Robbie Fulks. Yes, he is known to enjoy the occasional quirky cover—it’s undeniable (he’s known to have a song-by-song Thriller remake in the vaults). But the guy has written so many great songs that it’s just wrong to leave the impression for folks who might not be familiar that he’s some kind countrified Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. First of all, he’s way funnier than those dudes. And at the same time, he’s more sincere.
So to give the uninitiated a better idea of what Robbie Fulks is all about, here are the eleven tracks that his former label, Bloodshot Records, is offering up for you to sample:
• Robbie Fulks – “Family Man” from 13 Hillbilly Giants
• Robbie Fulks – “Real Money” from Couples in Trouble
• Robbie Fulks – “Love Ain’t Nothin'” from The Very Best of….
• Robbie Fulks – “I Push Right Over” from South Mouth
• Robbie Fulks – “Tears Only Run One Way” from Country Love Songs
If you like what you hear, be sure to check out his 50-Vc. Doberman collection.