Matthew PonY Bones Proctor
is Red Foley?
"Red" came from the fact he had real red hair!
was called Mr. Country Music!
was one of the major purveyors of making the country music style
popular for the masses after World War II.
Foley's second wife, Judy Martin, committed suicide.
was also mediocre a good deal of his career, yet always punching the
mediocre that brilliance manifests yet which cannot be sustained.
Foley--mediocre much of the time--yet brilliance sounded and gleamed.
Glinted from the trappings of wet human biology. Yes, the
testament of the artificialities wrought forth from 20th century
BUSINESS tomfoolery and mass production. The vinyl sound wretches
and demonstrates corrosive disheveled grievous existential grief
through the years cascaded gone.
Foley was on tour with a very young Hank Williams Jr. when he
suffered a heart attack one late night after a concert. Adolescent
Bocephus memorialized this tragedy in a song he wrote him damn self.
One of his first songs!
this is how they pitched and roll the gold word sold in the bowling
alley of capitalism way back then.
quote from the "persuasive" notes on the back of Foley's LP
Beyond The Sunset:
"The reputation of Red
Foley has grown steadily. It continues to grow with every appearance
and every record produced."
describing mediocrity I dare say! The profound buffoonery of the
maybe cloaked in the disguise of the obvious.
"Here, in a new series, Red
Foley will win undoubtedly a new audience and an enlarging response.
Many of the songs are famous."
the writer is a talented hack at non inspiration.
is a little hack eyed too on this certain release. By the way, this
is a religious/gospel country music LP. Do not confuse this with
on this release demonstrates mediocrity that briefly manifests a
brilliance, if morose and confusing. Two of the "spiritual"
selections are catholic religious centric religious songs, unusual
for a country music LP.
see, country music as a whole is heavily dominated by the Baptist
denomination spectrum. Occasionally the strangely strange serpentine
of more obscure protestant manifestations loiter in the prism light
catholic songs are the morosely half sung "Our Lady of Fatima"
and "The Rosary."
must have been a big deal at one point. He has three different back
up singer groups on the recordings. These include the Anita Kerr
Singers, The Sunshine Boys Quartet and most famously the Jordanaires
(of Patsy Cline fame)."
cover depicts an unsettling hilltop view (or is it a charred winter
field?) where either dawn or dusk are occurring. Foreboding
tombstone grey meshes uneasily with a washed out stew of crimson red
and blood orange sky, splashed and stained with the blood of Jesus
"and that's Red Foley, the
country boy who made good."
Foley has a very unique style. He sing talks very serious songs
about yearning, salvation and/or/all despair alternating with
impressionistic realisms concerning disconcerting emotional
despondencies, emotional flat affect post traumatic reactives and the
accidental saltiness of emotional boredoms.
suffer the contemplation if he is sincere or not. One gets confused
shouting bare ass naked knee deep stuck in the muck of maudlin
foolery and FOLLY and makin money off straight laced hillbillies.
All the liquor got watered down. There are criminals that abound!