Friday fanfare: “Merchant’s Lunch”

I first heard this incredibly evocative comic horror-movie of a song when the Austin Lounge Lizards covered it on Strange Noises in the Dark, but it was originally written and recorded by the Red Clay Ramblers in 1977, and was based on an actual diner in Nashville, frighteningly enough.

Here’s the Red Clay Ramblers performing the song live in the early 1980s on the TV show Fire on the Mountain.

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