Making Singles Drinking Doubles

Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Bloodshot

Countering heartfelt technique with hipster humor, this singles comp demonstrates why Chicago-based Bloodshot is the most vital country label working beyond the fringe. Musicologists can debate Bloodshot’s notions of authenticity, but all of its artists – Ryan Adams, Kelly Hogan, Neko Case, etc. – work within the genre’s boundaries, even when covering Madonna’s ”Like a Virgin” or Funkadelic’s ”Maggot Brain.”

Originally posted January 17 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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