Video Premiere: Tim Easton — “Crazy Motherfucker from Shelby, OH”

Juli Thanki | October 15th, 2013

Getting back into gear after a long weekend isn’t easy, but cranking up some loud music always helps, which is why we’re premiering roots rocker Tim Easton’s new video for “Crazy Motherfucker from Shelby, OH.”

Here’s what Easton had to say about the song, which can be found on his new album, Not Cool:

“Crazy Motherfucker from Shelby, OH” is a song by the great songwriter/film maker J.P. Olsen, who directed “Narcotic Farm” for PBS.  It’s a classic Randy Newman character-driven song sung in the first person, causing a good deal of misunderstanding along the way.  The title surely draws people in, and then it’s a truly psychotic ride from there on out.  It was not written in a rockabilly style–that’s just my arrangement of a great song that many an Ohio band has covered.  When Megan [Palmer] and I play it as a duo, it takes a turn for the bluegrass.

 

  1. dlo
    October 16, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    i have watched, over time, how this song has morphed over the years in your crafty hands! another beautiful version! thx TE and MP think of ya’ll often…..d

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