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Robbie Fulks

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Robbie Fulks is an alt country artist originally from Raleigh, North Carolina but is a longtime Chicago, Illinois resident. He has been active for many years and is still recording and performing music. Fulks is known for his disdain of mainstream modern country and the country music industry, as exemplified by his scorching rebuke of Nashville titled “Fuck This Town.” His live performances feature improvised rearrangments of his original songs, off-the-cuff musical humor, and covers of songs by Michael Jackson and Cher, among others.

Before beginning his solo career, Fulks joined the Bluegrass band Special Consensus. Here he showcased his unique guitar playing, and appeared on the Grammy-nominated album “Hole In My Heart” released in 1989. Fulks’ solo debut, “Country Love Songs” was released on Bloodshot Records in 1996 to positive reviews. This album was followed by 1997’s South Mouth, which cemented Fulks’ retro-alternative image.

As fans had grown used to Bloodshot’s rough and sparse sound, many were shocked by the release of Fulks’ third album, 1998’s “Let’s Kill Saturday Night,” on Geffen Records. When Geffen disbanded shortly after the release of the record, Fulks found himself without a label, and did the logical thing, starting his own company, Boondoggle Records (distributed by Bloodshot), and releasing an album of previously unreleased material called “The Very Best of Robbie Fulks.”

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  • foggytown

    Finally got the chance to listen to "Gone Away Backward". Wow! Well worth the wait. I think the reason Robbie doesn't get more attention is because his music can't be pigeon holed into a prefab genre. While this album won't help with that, it is well worth seeking out.

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Autistic_Cucoo

    New album "Gone Away Backward" is superb

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MinMusikJustNu

    More cocktails to the people

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • UrbanFervor

    Why the fuck isn't this man more recognized as the genius he is? Old school honky-tonk and biting sarcasm? Love it!

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • strajnic

    Just one shout?

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • rtreynor

    I like that Bangle girl. She's so groovy. I like the way she looks and I sat through her movie.

    15 Aug 2007 Reply

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