Guitar Town

Steve Earle - Guitar Town
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Based on 2 reviews
1986 Ratings: #26 / 107
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Based on 37 ratings
1986 Ratings: #131
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A strong, resonating debut of working man's songs.


Steve Earle's debut is a pretty nice country rock album. Its pastoral spirit goes along well with the sort of teenage fearlessness portrayed on the artwork: Earl, kind of looking behind with his guitar on his back ready to run away. All the tracks are no less than good, some more rockabilly and others slower. The title track and "Fearless Heart" are two great tunes that aren't the best because "Little Rock 'n' Roller" exists. Many people probably hate this song because of ... read more


I used to (and still do) take long walks while listening to music anytime I need to calm down for any reason. Once, I climbed this hill in my town and I stared down the other side with the trail I was on stretching off into infinity and the sun high in the sky. It was summer time and my first day home from college and I was listening to "Someday" off this record on my pink iPod Nano. As I stared at the trail stretching out before me, I imagined myself walking on that trail and ... read more

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Track List

  1. Guitar Town
  2. Goodbye's All We've Got Left
  3. Hillbilly Highway
  4. Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough)
  5. My Old Friend the Blues
  6. Someday
  7. Think It Over
  8. Fearless Heart
  9. Little Rock 'n' Roller
  10. Down the Road
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Added on: May 13, 2013