Fast Tracks: Hillbilly Harmonies on Robbie Fulks' "When You Get to the Bottom"
Enjoy the versatile Chicagoan at his most miserable.
"When You Get to the Bottom"
From Robbie Fulks' Gone Away Backward
Liner notes: "Live it up while you can/But when you get to the bottom/Don't reach for my hand," Robbie Fulks wails, as keening hillbilly harmonies and acoustic guitars underscore his high-lonesome misery.
Behind the music: The versatile Chicagoan, who once "saluted" Nashville with the song "Fuck This Town," never stays in one rootsy groove for long; his last album was a Michael Jackson tribute.
Check out if you like: Country tunesmiths with a gift for blending sentiment and dark humor, like Roger Miller and Tom T. Hall.