"Today's Generation" + bonus tracks
Like...Scott Walker having a Bad Trip in Nashville! First Time on CD!!
"...Hey, Hey Pop! My girlfriend's only thirteen, she's got her own Videophone and
she's taking LSD!!..." -- Rex Allen Jr. "The Younger Generation" 1970
Certainly there is nothing else in the Country Music canon quite like Rex Allen Jr's "Today's Generation." Promoted upon its release in 1970 as "Underground Country," it is an album both ornate and very listenable. But no amount of adornment with electric sitars, melotrons and harpsichords can disguise the fact that this is also a howl of pure, neglected, post-adolescent angst. Obsessed with mortality, guilt, conformity, the Vietnam war and drug experimentation, Rex was clearly at a "troubled" juncture in his life. And we're glad he was! Imagine the Tibetan Book Of The Dead as voiced with all the gothic undertones and crooner inflections of a southern Scott Walker and then interpreted by A-list Nashville session players...well here it is...the unique, mesmerizing "psychedelic country" of "Today's Generation"!
*Remastered 2008 from the original master tapes!
*Lost "psyche-country" classic!
*Deluxe packaging, 24 page full colour booklet with exclusive notes, interviews and rare photos etc.
*First release on CD for ALL tracks!
*The entire original album plus 3 ultra-rare 45 only sides!
1. The Younger Generation
2. I Back Up
3. The Children
4. You Weren't There
5. Other Husbands And Wives
6. Home Song (Dreams Of What May Come)
7. Wake Up Morning
8. The Father Needs A Man
9. Push To The Ground
10. Black Skies
11. The Corners Of My Life
13. Blow The Winds Away
14. Country Comfort
15. When Two Worlds Collide
Produced by Steve S. Singleton for Shelby Singleton International Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Singleton Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee 1969-1970
Joe Venneri, Recording Engineer
Licensed from SSS International/Sun Entertainment Corp.