Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday Pop Quiz

Okay, kids: What's wrong with the following paragraph from an appreciation of roots-country singer Margo Price in in the New York Times a few weeks back?

"Hurtin’" is the first single from Price’s album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, which will be released by Jack White’s Third Man Records on March 25. She’s being rolled out with the fanfare appropriate to the next big thing out of Nashville, as the appearance on [The Late Show with Stephen] Colbert suggests, but she’s not on country’s standard ingĂ©nue track. At 32, having weathered lean times and near misses, she’s more of a hard-bitten classicist. Her album title evokes Loretta Lynn’s "Coal Miner’s Daughter".

Hint -- the album title clearly evokes something wholly other than Loretta Lynn.

P.S. As you can see below, Price really is good, by the way.

In any case, as usual, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize™ will be awarded to the first reader to post the correct answer. And remember -- no Googling.


Jim G said...

The phrase, "Midwest farmers daughter" clearly evokes California Girls by Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys to these ears, anyway. Love the blog.


Edward said...

I think Jim G got it. But the font evokes every sappy C&W album of the early '70's. Intentionally, I'm sure.

steve simels said...

Jim G -- your coveted PowerPop No-Prize™ is in the mail. Congratulations!!!!

buzzbabyjesus said...

I thought of that and also "Farmer John" by the Premiers.
And Jim G, your coveted no prize is priceless. They last and last.

Gummo said...

Huh. I think of this:

steve simels said...


Mark said...

End-of-sentence punctuation following "Coal Miner's Daughter" falls incorrectly OUTSIDE the close quotation marks, indicating the piece is NOT from the NYT, and instead from The Economist?