- Released: December 12, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
A budget-priced 10-track collection of recordings by Billy Strange. From the vaults of Everest.
- 1.Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
- 2.Guitar Country
- 3.Allentown Jail
- 4.Strange Country
- 5.Doesn't Anybody Know My Name
- 6.Daddy Roll 'Em
- 7.Sing Hallelujah
- 8.Green, Green
- 9.Stranger In Your Town
Includes liner notes by Gerry Casale.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Herein lies one of the most aptly titled records to ever come out of Nash Vegas. Billy Strange's Strange Country is full of all sorts of sounds that would make producers on the underground tip go wild today. When it came out back in the '60s, no one knew quite to make of it, with its layers of 6-, 12- and even 8-string guitars, banjos, tambourines, maracas, and what not. Whether it was Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," or Barry McGuire's "Green Green," or even "Stranger in Your Town," these tunes were plucked, picked, strummed, and beaten out of acoustic guitars and other strings; mandolins played a role too, primarily as percussion instruments. This baby is psychedelic without meaning to be and is a bona fide weirdo classic. ~ Thom Jurek