Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



September 10th, 2009.

13 Responses to “COME PICK ME UP (2000)”

  1. golden graham Says:

    Great tune… Gillian Welsh on backing vox, no?

  2. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, I think so. Emmylou Harris sings on the even more beautiful Oh My Sweet Carolina…


  3. Colin Says:

    Great song. Ryan Adams warning to all about the robbing bitch that is Winona Ryder.

    Probably still hasnt given him back his Boyzone and Take That CDs.

  4. ger Says:

    Pretty great track from guy i never listened but always heard was a dick

  5. Peter81 Says:

    I love the first song on that album – its an electric Dylan pastiche to the core but its expertly done. After that its all downhill.

  6. Eoin Says:

    To Be Young is to Be Sad is to be High?? No way, that’s pure lightweight filler. Three really great songs on that album are Come Pick Me Up, Oh My Sweet Carolina and Amy.

    To Be Young etc. is preceeded by Argument with David Rawlings About Morrissey which always seemed to me the most cack handed way of saying “Look, I may sound country, but I’m indie/alternative too…”

    Waaaay too self-conscious…

  7. Peter81 Says:

    To Be Young… thats it. I didn’t mean the spoken word part, I agree its pointless but I won’t say a bad word about David Rawlings. The mans an immensely good guitarist and To Be Young…’s a great rock & roll song.

    I’ll take the “lightweight filler” over the mawkish Garth Brooks ballads thanks 😉

  8. Eoin Says:

    Okay Peter, I’ll take back ‘lightweight’ if you take back ‘Gareth Brooks’.

    Oh My Sweet Carolina (which I presume you’re referring to) is more likely influenced by Gram Parsons. His Hickory Wind also referenced the Carolinas and was also a duet w/ Emmylou Harris.

    Here’s Elton John doing a pretty decent cover of the song…


  9. Peter81 Says:

    Oh yeah, it’s most definitely influenced by Gram Parsons — the grade A name to drop back in the 90s when alt.country was all the rage.

    I don’t like it though. It’s sickly sweet and its a plain display of songwriting. If Garth Brooks had produced the song eyelids would go unbatted the world over.

  10. Eoin Says:

    Well, with respect Peter, I’d say you have a passing dislike of Gareth Brooks, fair enough.

    But as a teenager in the late 1990s, I worked in a pick up truck in the American South, fixing air conditioners all day with an out and out redneck who listened exclusively to Gareth Brooks and Tim McGraw.

    So when I say I hate Gareth Brooks, I’m talking on another level altogether. I mean, I’d murder the guy if I could get away with it.

    If Ryan Adams sounded anything like that prick, believe me I’d come out in hives.

  11. El Kid Says:

    Butler I think yre just a sucker for sentimental songs about country boys who miss their mammys.

  12. Peter81 Says:

    Fair enough Eoin, I didn’t mean to bring all those bad memories back.

  13. Eoin Says:

    To be honest, I’d forgotten Tim McGraw even existed until today… curses! 🙂

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