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The Proper Years

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The Proper Years
The Proper Years


Telecaster master Bill Kirchen was right there at the BIG BANG of Americana as a founder member Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen in 1967. Playing guitar has been his only job ever since. Over a ten-year period commencing in 2006, he made albums exclusively at Proper Records' SPECIFIC SOUND studio in London.

All thirty-eight tracks including some bonus material are available in this two-CD set. Guests include Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Paul Carrack, Commander Cody, Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur, Butch Hancock and more in this tour-de-force of Americana and Alt. Country


  1. Name
  2. Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  3. Rocks Into Sand (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  4. Get A Little Goner (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  5. Skid Row In My Mind (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  6. Working Man (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  7. Soul Cruisin (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  8. Truth Be Told (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  9. Devil With The Blue Dress
  10. One More Day (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  11. Heart Of Gold (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  12. If Its Really Got To Be This Way (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins)
  13. Bump Wood
  14. Shellys Winter Love (with Paul Carrack and Nick Lowe)
  15. Man In The Bottom Of The Well (with Elvis Costello)
  16. I Dont Work That Cheap (with Commander Cody)
  17. Time Will Tell The Story
  18. Husbands And Wives (with Chris O'Connell)
  19. Open Range (with Blackie Farrell)
  20. Arkansas Diamond
  21. Word To The Wise (with Dan Hicks)
  22. Aint Got Time For The Blues (with Maria Muldaur)
  23. Valley Of The Moon (with Norton Buffalo)
  24. Too Much Fun
  25. Tell Me The Reason
  26. Down To Seeds And Stems
  27. Semi-Truck
  28. Rockabilly Funeral
  29. Womb To The Tomb
  30. Flip Flop
  31. Swing Fever
  32. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  33. Truck Stop At The End Of The World
  34. Mama Hated Diesels
  35. Hot Rod Lincoln
  36. Talkin About Chicken
  37. Think It Over (with Austin de Lone)
  38. Oxblood (with Butch Hancock)
  39. The Times They Are A-Changin (with Austin de Lone)

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