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In the '80s, Nashville music was 'A Family Thing'



The last couple of days we've featured Nashville-based bands so let's finish off the week in the Music City with one that is new to most of us - Raging Fire and their song A Family Thing.

Whether you call cowpunk or Nashville New Wave, the '80s in Nashville was not all about country music and the Grand Old Opry as hybrids of country, rock, punk and new wave made for great music in the Midwest that unfortunately never made it to the masses.  One of those bands that had a unique sound was Raging Fire.

In 1985, Raging Fire released their debut EP A Family Thing and made a video for the title track. The song starts off acoustic with Melora Zaner's sweet vocals before rocking hard in a song about family alcoholism.

Raging Fire is showing that they can't be snuffed out as this past May they released their first album in almost 30 years called These Teeth Are Sharp.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:14pm]


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