Copperhead Road


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Our take

Copperhead Road is often referred to as Earle's first "rock record"; Earle himself calls it the world's first blend of heavy metal and bluegrass, and the 1989 review of the album by Rolling Stone suggested that the style be called "power twang".

The album's evocative title track portrays a Vietnam veteran who uses his family background in running moonshine to become a marijuana grower/seller, and became Earle's best-known song. Making comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and The Rolling Stones, the New York Times' review of the album applauded Earle for introducing country music's storytelling and three-chord structures to rockabilly and contemporary rock music.

The vitals

A small preview from Spotify

Released: 1988
Genre: Country / Rock
Label: Uni

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM


1. "Copperhead Road" (4:28)
2. "Snake Oil" (3:29)
3. "Back To The Wall" (5:25)
4. "The Devil's Right Hand" (2:59)
5. "Johnny Come Lately" (4:06)
6. "Even When I'm Blue" (4:11)
7. "You Belong To Me" (4:21)
8. "Waiting On You" (5:07)
9. "Once You Love" (4:42)
10. "Nothing But A Child" (4:27)

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