Episode #17 | 8.14.18

Johnny Paycheck: Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill

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Lots of country music stars wear the black hat but none of them wore it with more authenticity than Johnny Paycheck. Johnny Cash may have bragged about shooting a man “just to watch him die” but Johnny Paycheck actually pulled the trigger. He was a true outlaw and totally hardcore. Hardcore honky tonk.



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New York Time: Johnny Paycheck Dies at 64; Hard Living Country Singer

Rolling Stone: Flashback, Johnny Paycheck Shoots a Man in Barroom Brawl

CMT News: Nashville Skyline, The Lessons of Johnny Paycheck

No Depression: The Lonesome Death of Donny Young

Disgraceland is a podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. It melds music history, true crime and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not journalism. Disgraceland is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.


Score by Jake Brennan. 
Mixed and Engineered by Sean Cahalin.
Disgraceland theme song, "Crenshaw Space Boogie" written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Bryce Kanzer, Jay Cannava and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor.
This episode featured the songs, "Death Metal to False Honky Tonk" by the Disgraceland Players. Written and produced by Jake Brennan, Adam Taylor and Tony Goddess and recorded at Bang A Gong Studios. 

*illustration by Avi Spivak @avispivak