#856: 2010, Anthony Orio & The Goodfellers, When I Can’t Love You

by Jackie_South on February 16, 2014

Anthony Orio and The Goodfellers are a country rock band George East and I discovered on our 2007 trip round the American South: they held the residency at the rear stage of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge (a honky-tonk bar in Nashville, and quite possibly the best bar in the world). Like most musicians in Nashville, they aren’t from town, nor even the South really: Orio hails from Pennsylvania whilst bassist and fellow song-writer Christopher Griffiths is from Michigan.

I liked their stuff enough to buy their first album when it came out in 2010, and regularly listened to it on my I-Pod whilst on the campaign trail in the general election that year. When I Can’t Love You is the opening track, a full-throttle blue collar anthem to frustrated lust. You can’t mess with the great opening line:

I see the foreman’s face in every nail I drive

The album isn’t short of great lyrics: my favourite lyric of 2010 comes from their ballad to holiday infatuation Drunk Girl:
We were Fred and Ginger on the old dance floor
Heard a couple of girls say “Look at that whore”

I quite like this simple homemade video too: given the time Americans spend on the freeway, those traffic jams almost make me pine for the good ol’ US of A.

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