Copperhead road guitar chords
In declaring Copperhead Road Rock Album of the Week on October 21, 1988, The New York Times described it as “. . . exactly half of a brilliant album, with five smart, ornery, memorable story-songs. ” With references to Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and The Rolling Stones the paper applauded Earle for introducing country music’s storytelling and three-chord structures to rockabilly and contemporary rock music. Side two, however, the Times dismissed as “strictly average” love songs and a “hokey” Christmas song. Time Magazine, including it in the September 19, 1988 Critics’ Choices, described it as a “rock-inflected, country-based album” that “takes long chances with big themes. . . and does them proud”.