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Dwight Yoakam: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 26 April 1986

IF IT'S careening kick-start country, a whisky wise distillation of old forms you need, come round here. Boisterous fiddle, the pound and pounce of six-string ...

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Dwight Yoakam: Local Yoakam

Interview by Bill Bentley, L.A. Weekly, 22 November 1984

EVEN WITH the so called cow-punk semi-stampede started in '82 by Rank & File, country music hasn't made any significant inroads into the life of ...

Dwight Yoakam: the Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 20 March 1986


Dwight Yoakam: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Reprise)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, May 1986

TIPPING HIS Stetson to Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard, Yoakam recharges the honky-tonk tradition like a savior sent down from hillbilly heaven. Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., ...

Hüsker Dü, Dwight Yoakam: Irving Plaza, New York NY

Live Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, 3 May 1986

THE IDEA of pairing post-hardcore Hüsker Dü with neocountry Dwight Yoakam turned out to be more perverse in theory than in practice. There was no ...

Dwight Yoakam: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Reprise)

Review by James Hunter, Rolling Stone, 5 June 1986

KENTUCKY-BRED singer and songwriter Dwight Yoakam makes his Los Angeles country music get up and go. As he boasts on the Johnny Horton cover that ...

Lost Highway

Essay by RJ Smith, High Fidelity, July 1986

Country used to be a music of the dispossessed. If you look hard enough, you'll find it still is. ...

Dwight Yoakam: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, August 1986

THE PURIST LET loose a thin stream of tobacco juice between his teeth and into the brass spittoon. "Not another 'Next Gram Parsons,"' he harumphed, ...

Dwight Yoakam: Kicking the Horseshit out of Nashville

Interview by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 6 September 1986

Guitars, Cadillacs, and a needle nose cowboy boot up the ass of Nashville slush. DWIGHT YOAKAM bigmouths his way top Britain with the cuntry 'establishment' ...

Dwight Yoakam: Mean Fiddler, London

Live Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 6 September 1986

AN IMPARTIAL lady friend had been clean bowled over the previous night at Dingwalls. This tall, lean Kentucky hunk may be coot-like beneath his hat ...

Dwight Yoakam: The Dwight Stuff

Interview by Jon Wilde, Sounds, 6 September 1986

It's time to slide some riding chaps over your Levi's, bury your head beneath a ten gallon hat, grab some beans and a guitar, saddle-up ...

Alive and Kickin'

Report and Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 18 December 1986

A year after The New York Times ran its obit, country music is stronger than ever, thanks to artists like Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and ...

Dwight Yoakam: Hillbilly Hipster

Interview by Cynthia Rose, Mail On Sunday, 12 April 1987

DWIGHT YOAKAM was eight years old when he wrote his first song: an American lament patterned after those of 1940s blue mountain balladeers the Stanley ...

Producer Pete Anderson Leads Calif.'s Gold Rush

Report and Interview by Holly Gleason, Billboard, 16 July 1988

LOS ANGELES — With the success of Dwight Yoakam's gold albums (Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. and Hillbilly Deluxe), producer Pete Anderson has found a beachhead ...

Dwight Yoakam: Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room (Reprise 925 749-1/CD) ****½

Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 6 August 1988


Drawling — Dwight Yoakam: Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room (Reprise WX 193 LP/Cass/CD)

Review by David Sinclair, Q, September 1988

Dwight Yoakam: country music with added ultra-twang. ...

Dwight Yoakam: Buenos Noches From A Lonely Room

Review by Holly Gleason, Rolling Stone, 20 October 1988

SINCE FOCUSING the public eye on his archival brand of country music with Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. two years ago, Dwight Yoakam has been good ...

The Other Country

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, October 1992

YOU KNOW THE country boom has gone too far when stadium-busting hat acts like Garth Brooks start wearing those clamp-on microphones sported by Madonna and ...

Dwight Yoakam: This Time (Reprise)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Musician, June 1993

DWIGHT YOAKAM made his mark as a new traditionalist country singer — vocally a natural, with the stoic throb and nasal soulfulness to give life ...

Dwight Yoakam: Gone

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Rolling Stone, 14 December 1995

EVEN TODAY the stereotype lingers that country songs are all words – storytelling lyrics backed by merely functional music. That cliché can be shattered once ...

Dwight Yoakam: Billboard Live, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 23 December 1997

Yoakam Leaps Musical Fences in Benefit for L.A. Mission ...

Dwight Yoakam: Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years

Review by John Morthland, No Depression, 31 December 2002

I GOTTA HAND it to Dwight Yoakam, even if I'm turned off sometimes by what I see as his self-defeating posturing and pretensions (and relax, ...

Dwight Yoakam: The Very Best Of; Randy Travis: The Very Best Of

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, November 2004

ROUTE 88 WAS an ambitious cross-label campaign to establish several country stars in the UK, with Yoakam and Travis seen by many as the twin ...

Dwight Yoakam: 3 Pears

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 18 September 2012

A CASCADING BASS LINE that evokes the work of Motown's James Jamerson, all fat, swollen and narcotically melodic, opens 3 Pears, Dwight Yoakam's return to ...

Dwight Yoakam: Second Hand Heart

Review by Alfred Soto, Spin, 13 April 2015

ARTISTS DEPENDENT ON TRADITION as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won ...

Five Years That Revolutionized Country Music

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2019

THE COUNTRY MUSIC situation in 1985 was so dire that The New York Times published an article that, if not quite an obituary, was a ...


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