Bobby Bare, Jr.
To me, Bobby Bare Jr. is countrified Paul Westerberg. He writes music with all the hallmarks of the Mats’ singer/songwriter: wit, pathos, self-effacement, and a likeable crudity. Indeed, the lyrics of “Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” could have been penned by PW in his early days. One noticeable difference: Bare Jr. can get darker and more macabre than Westerberg as evidenced in “Valentine.” (Interestingly, Westerberg also has a song about unrequited love titled “Valentine”).
[MP3] Bobby Bare, Jr. – Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll
[MP3] Bobby Bare, Jr. – Valentine
[MP3] The Replacements – Valentine
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