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April 4, 2011 - Ray Eckenrode
Today’s mp3some features John Doe, the sadly ironic stage name of John Duchac, the greatest singer/songwriter/actor that most people couldn't identify.
“Johnny Hit and Run Paulene,” X (1980)
The “God Save the Queen” of American punk rock, this twisted tale of sex and death on the Sunset Strip has proven to be sadly prophetic. Hmmmm, we wonder where Axl Rose got his idea for "Welcome to the Jungle."
“Knockin’ Around,” John Doe (1990)
In 1990, Doe recorded his first solo album, “Meet John Doe.” If you ever see a copy of it at a yard sale for a quarter, pruchase it immediately. It is one of the 10 greatest records of the past 25 years.
“I Still Miss Someone,” John Doe and the Sadies (2009)
Doe realized very early on the debt punk rock owed to country and folk music, often covering Woody Guthrie and Porter Waggoner with X. In 2009, he recorded a fantastic album of country covers with the Canadian band, the Sadies, which included this Big John Cash cover.