Diamond Joe

June 30, 2006 7:42 AM

Low quality stomping country music recorded drunk and presented here in it's straight-from-the-desk unmixed format. Came out pretty good. Nice rattly drums.

posted by Jofus (39 comments total) 82 users marked this as a favorite

Heh it sounds drunk (but in a good way!)
posted by Lotto at 7:44 AM on June 30, 2006

Great song, and the recording sounds real nice 'n' visceral.
posted by MetaMonkey at 7:46 AM on June 30, 2006

Should have added: This is a song that is around about 200 years old and so should be considered trad.arr. I've heard Dylan and Gillian Welch do versions.
posted by Jofus at 7:48 AM on June 30, 2006

I'm particulalry fond of the yodelling at the end. :)
posted by Jofus at 7:48 AM on June 30, 2006

Hehe, drunktry music! You guys probably put on a good show.
posted by sciurus at 7:53 AM on June 30, 2006

This is great!
posted by Mr. Six at 7:53 AM on June 30, 2006

sciurus: We had some good fights.
posted by Jofus at 7:55 AM on June 30, 2006

Awesome. :D
posted by sciurus at 7:56 AM on June 30, 2006

One of my favorite Rejected Tracks from meficomp. Well done, sir.
posted by cortex at 8:13 AM on June 30, 2006

Cortex: It's the way you capitalize the R and T that makes me know you love it. :)
posted by Jofus at 8:20 AM on June 30, 2006

I thought it was only rejected from the MeFi Comp album for want of a better quality recording? Anyway, I love this song.
posted by mullacc at 8:34 AM on June 30, 2006

Good Stuff, Jofus.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 8:53 AM on June 30, 2006

mullacc: more or less, yes. Get's my foot going every goddam time, but there was no uncompressed master available and turtlegirl was going crazy trying to make the mix work.
posted by cortex at 9:17 AM on June 30, 2006

I had a conversation with Matt - the guy who owned all the recording equipment and is on backing vocals and lead guitar here. It went:
"I need a lossless version of the mix"
"There was no mix. We burned live to CD"
"Well we need a wav of a mix"
"What's a wav?"
"It's a lossless version of the mix"
"What's a lossless?"
"An uncompressed version"
"Oh. An MP3"
"No...Ah forget it..."
posted by Jofus at 9:33 AM on June 30, 2006

posted by cortex at 9:39 AM on June 30, 2006

Superb stuff.
posted by blag at 9:43 AM on June 30, 2006

Jofus, I'm not a big fan of country cuz it lacks what this song has. A little shit-kickin, a little old-timey and played with soul. I love it!
posted by snsranch at 5:15 PM on June 30, 2006

I think it sounds great. It's an audio party. I mean, it just has so much energy. Very cool.
posted by edlundart at 6:35 PM on June 30, 2006

Is this too Irish to be country? Or too country to be Irish? I can't decide.

Either way it's frickin' awesome. Bravo.
posted by Ynoxas at 9:45 PM on June 30, 2006

I am currently drinking, and I am very much in support of this song.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:02 AM on July 1, 2006 [1 favorite]

The mix of everything reminds me of Calexico. Which is a good thing.
posted by beerbajay at 3:40 AM on July 1, 2006

It's Country Irish, man.
posted by cortex at 8:28 AM on July 1, 2006

very nice.
posted by Tuwa at 10:57 AM on July 1, 2006

Holy crap, I have this song on my computer, but had no idea it was by a MeFi person.
posted by Eideteker at 1:37 PM on July 1, 2006

It's Country Irish, man.
posted by cortex at 10:28 AM CST on July 1

It's Irish Country ya wanker!

*fistfight ensues*
posted by Ynoxas at 1:48 PM on July 1, 2006

We always referred to it simply as "Low Quality Bluegrass"
posted by Jofus at 6:03 AM on July 3, 2006 [1 favorite]

This is fantastical. Can I record with you?
posted by Miko at 7:17 AM on July 3, 2006

Only from mefi would I consider listening to something like this. Amazed that I kinda might like it.
posted by ryran at 9:43 AM on July 5, 2006

This song had me dancing around like Ally Sheedy! Do y'all play somewhere or what?

That yodel killed me.
posted by muddgirl at 5:55 PM on July 7, 2006

Good God, I love this-- the lyrics, the harmonies, the brilliantly rough production quality. Thanks, Jofus!
posted by WidgetAlley at 11:40 AM on July 9, 2006

Thanks Muddgirl. I find that with yodelling, enthusiasm always makes up for a lack of talent. :)
posted by Jofus at 4:52 AM on July 12, 2006

good stuff. you guy play some place?
posted by nola at 3:18 PM on December 26, 2006 [1 favorite]

This song is the very reason why I need to come to Metafilter Music more frequently. A very nicely executed song that had me tappin' mah feet along to a happy beat. Well done Jofus!
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:12 AM on May 11, 2007

I've just stumbled on this now, if you can believe that.
Really great.
posted by chococat at 10:57 PM on November 10, 2007

Wow, really good. More please. I've most certainly consumed enough alcohol to enjoy this gem properly (don't mind the timestamp).
posted by NoRelation at 6:11 AM on July 9, 2009

Four years later, this song still pretty much kicks all sorts of ass.
posted by thewittyname at 8:39 PM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Still one of my favorites. I'm actually using this one in class tomorrow over the Dylan, et al, versions.
posted by absalom at 2:53 PM on September 22, 2011

You guys it's been almost 10 years and I'm still listening to this song. It's worked its way up to one of my all-time favorites, in fact. Thanks, Jofus, for a decade of instant on-demand happiness.
posted by WidgetAlley at 7:20 PM on February 25, 2016 [3 favorites]

Same for me - heavy rotation in my iTunes. It's a terrific song. I wish there were more like this to hear!
posted by Miko at 7:37 PM on February 25, 2016 [3 favorites]

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