Friday, October 28, 2011

Tribute to Robert Earl Keen

"Barbecue - Sliced beef and bread, ribs and sausage, and a cold Big Red..."

These are the lyrics to a Robert Earl Keen song "Barbeque" first recorded for Gringo Honeymoon released in 1994. I first heard it in 1996 after I met a couple guys in college from San Antonio who were staunch REK fans. Now it fills my car stereo on nearly every BBQ road trip I take. It's a theme song that gets me in the mood to eat, not that I need much persuasion.

- BBQ Snob


Ed Tom Kowalsky said...

Love that Big Red or Fanta Strawberry with a big ol' plate o' cue.

Anonymous said...

Such a great song.


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.