For The Record: The First 10 Years
Released: Jan 1985
Label: Columbia Nashville
No David Allan Coe collection is gonna cover his whole catalog, especially since he self-released his most infamous songs and sold them from the back pages of Easyrider. But For the Record does include his most essential hits: "Longhaired Redneck," "Willie, Waylon and Me," "If That Ain't Country" and especially "You Never Even Called Me by My Name." A true country outsider, Coe has made his own music and followed his own muse from the very start, as these "early" recordings attest. On top of his hits, you get his definitive version of "Take This Job and Shove It."