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2015
| BS 238
$29.95

Bloodshot Six Pack to Go: Working Songs for the Drinking Class

Six 7" singles featuring revelrous drinking songs by Deer Tick, Elizabeth Cook, Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Bobby Bare Jr, Dale Watson, Banditos, and more! 

Limited edition box set (1000 copies) packaged in a SUPER COOL custom six pack carton with handle so you can carry it to your next BYOB shindig. Includes digital download card.

First 500 copies featured a special 7th single featuring Chicago favorites Devil in a Woodpile and Tijuana Hercules...we call it a CHICAGO 6 PACK!

FOR A LIMITED TIME:  INDIVIDUAL SINGLES AVAILABLE A LA CARTE!!!  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Bloodshot turned 21!!!  Woo-hoo!  Time to celebrate with our first 6-pack!!!

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Bloodshot turned 21!!!  Woo-hoo!  Time to celebrate with our first 6-pack!!!

That's 12 songs about the ups and the downs of the grain and the grape assembled into a super cool, custom designed 6-pack carrying case (seriously, our designer outdid himself with this one...).

Using our patented Bludshotzening process, we present a collection where punk, country, roots and good times meet. We used only the finest available barley and chops to bring you tunes in the true spirit of celebration. Brewed by the grimy light reflected off the green waters of the Chicago River, there’s a smooth yet spicy ear feel, redolent of feedback, pathos, humor and freshly mown grass. With tasting notes of boysenberry, elderflower, late night diners, shoe leather and an oaky, bitter finish, it’s a sound you’ll savor, listen after listen.

Disc One: Side A is our own bad boys (and girl) the Banditos covering Austin BFFs the Bad Lovers, and on Side B the Bad Lovers return the favor with a favorite from Banditos' debut album.   INDIVIDUAL SINGLE

Disc Two: Side A Deer Tick goes all out on the Pogues' "If I Should Fall From Grace With God." (What party is complete without a Pogues tune? A lame one, my friends, a lame one.) Deer Tick wanted Denver's The Yawpers on the B-side, and thus it was made so. The Mile High boys crank out a never-before released original.  INDIVIDUAL SINGLE

Disc Three: The stone cold honky tonk disc! The master Dale Watson himself on the A-side with an original, and Nashville's classicist upstarts JP Harris & the Tough Choices have a go at Merle Haggard's "Drink Up and Be Somebody." INDIVIDUAL SINGLE

Disc Four: Robert Pollard (of Guided By Voices) goes all dreamy and orchestral on us (string section!) + Bobby Bare Jr on guitar, while the flip side gives us a tune (co-written by Hayes Carll) with a song title for the ages: "One Bed, Two Girls, Three Bottles of Wine." Both songs feature Deer Tick's Robbie Crowell on keys. (The madman has three credits on this collection!) INDIVIDUAL SINGLE

Disc Five: Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor team up as Lady Parts (with some of the Decemberists helping out) on the gorgeous Ron Sexsmith song "Me, Myself and Wine," while Joe Pug brings a closing time vibe with his new song "This Our Hour." INDIVIDUAL SINGLE

Disc Six: The punk rock single! Nashville outsider Elizabeth Cook throws down on the Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk To Fuck" (!!!) and bluegrass road warrior Al Scorch pulls off a truly awesome version of Black Flag's "Six Pack" (featuring, on lead guitar, Adam "Lightning" Hoskins of Pokey LaFarge's band).  INDIVIDUAL SINGLE

Disc Seven:  What we're calling the "Chicago Six Pack" bonus disc features two stalwart Chicago bands: Devil In a Woodpile whoop it up with their country blues truism "Sloppy Drunk Blues" and Tijuana Hercules slays it with their groovy, greasy garage soul on "Steppin' and Steppin'." Cuz we gotta keep it local.

GOVERNMENT WARNING:
According to the Surgeon General, consumption of Bloodshot Records may impair your ability to operate machinery, drive a car without singing along, or listen to lousy music.  May cause temporary or long-lasting revelry. May induce a state of social, familial or professional alienation.

Short Description
Bloodshot Six Pack To Go 7" Single Drinking Songs Box Set
Disc 1: Banditos - “Askin’ for Disaster” The Bad Lovers - “Still Sober (After All These Beers)”  Disc 2: Deer Tick - “If I Should Fall from Grace with God” The Yawpers - “3 Days Sober”  Disc 3: Dale Watson - “The Bottle Never Let Me Down" JP Harris & The
  • Makes the listener think of a breakup mix tape their sympathetic best friend would make them to the spice of some mug raising and people rousing tunes…As this album sways across the bar from cheery drinking tunes to worn jukebox ballads of love lost the listener is sure to stumble over something that they find pleasing.

    — mxdwn.com
  • Named one of the "5 Must Have Limited Editions To Gift Your Music Nerd"

    — Popdose
  • We all have different friends to drink with for different reasons, and this set covers all your bases…you aren't going to do much better than Working Songs for the Drinking Class.

    — Exclaim

Track List

Disc 1:

  1. Banditos - “Askin’ for Disaster”
  2. The Bad Lovers - “Still Sober (After All These Beers)”

Disc 2:

  1. Deer Tick - “If I Should Fall from Grace with God” 
  2. The Yawpers - “3 Days Sober”

Disc 3:

  1. Dale Watson - “The Bottle Never Let Me Down"
  2. JP Harris & The Tough Choices - “Drink Up and Be Somebody”

Disc 4:

  1. Robert Pollard - “Drinker’s Peace”
  2. Bobby Bare Jr. - “One Bed, Two Girls, Three Bottles of Wine”

Disc 5:

  1. Kelly Hogan & Nora O’Connor are Lady Parts - “Me, Myself, and Wine”
  2. Joe Pug - “This Our Hour”

Disc 6:

  1. Elizabeth Cook - “Too Drunk to Fuck”
  2. Al Scorch - “Six Pack”

Disc 7 (special Chicago bonus disc):

  1. Devil in a Woodpile - “Sloppy Drunk Blues”
  2. Tijuana Hercules - “Steppin & Steppin"

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