The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Chris Gaines?

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Garth Brooks’ alter ego.

  3. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, over 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    No, that can’t be. The dude’s not dressed in black.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Another illusion shattered.

  5. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    Did I just hear a request for Hot Dog ?

  6. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Does he do farewell tours every couple years too?

  7. htownkev

    htownkev GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Arianne

    Did you catch then on Letterman Monday Night?

  8. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t think Garth Brooks gaines much by doing that.

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    A few years back Garth Brooks decided he wanted to record an album of rock music.
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    He felt that he couldn’t use his own name for the album, and so created a fictional alter-ego known as “Chris Gaines”, a fallen star who was desperately trying to work his way back to the top.
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    Thing is, at the time, Brooks was such a superstar that he could have recorded the album under his own name without repercussion; in fact, he’d already been recording a number of songs that were just as much rock as country, so his fans were already comfortable with such a notion.
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    As such, the whole “Chris Gaines” bit was overkill. A number of Brooks’ fellow musicians and entertainers were willing to buy in and help him keep things going (such that VH1 even produced a faux “Behind The Music” special about the matter). But the general public was confused and bewildered, especially since Brooks himself was then regarded as completely clean-cut.
    []
    The album could have been a cross-over smash hit for Brooks, but instead became a major stumbling block that set his career back almost to square one.

  10. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 2 years ago

    Take another 5 steps and we’ll never see you again…

    LOL xxx

  11. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 2 years ago

    I never was much of a Barf Gooks fan.

  12. starlilies

    starlilies said, over 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    I had no idea! Thanks!

  13. majipoor

    majipoor said, over 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair
    One thing you missed in the retelling. The concept actually came because there was going to be a movie about this fictional folk star Chris Gaines and Garth Brooks was going to play him. They had already made the music when the movie deal fell through so they decided to release the album anyway. I think they were hoping the album would rekindle interest in the movie but, as you said, the fans were confused and didn’t buy it. It is actually a really good album. There are some great songs on there.

  14. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 2 years ago

    Scott Hilburn sure likes to make fun of musicians.

  15. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Was the deal done with Capitol Records – If so, he might be subject to Capitol Gaines Tax.

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