Mr. Good Times
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||Great American Hero||Jace Everett||4:22||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Drugs Aren't Getting It Done||Jace Everett||2:52||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Business Is Booming||Jace Everett||3:58||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Let's Begin Again||Jace Everett||4:51||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||God Made You Mean||Jace Everett||5:41||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Nothing||Jace Everett||5:03||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Good Times||Jace Everett||5:15||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Angry Hostile Ugly||Jace Everett||3:30||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Don't Look Down||Jace Everett||3:16||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Tricky Thing||Jace Everett||4:20||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Autumn||Jace Everett||5:17||£0.79||View in iTunes|
Everett might have stayed in Nashville and had a fine career as a country singer, but luckily, his major label dropped him just before HBO's True Blood used his "Bad Things" as its theme song. That exposure jump started his career as an independent artist and gave him a large enough fan base for him to go his own artistic way. "The Drugs Aren't Getting It Done" is an ominous, stomping rocker that's surprisingly lighthearted despite the dark subject matter. "God Made You Mean" has a midtempo groove, a vocal that sounds like Chris Isaak on belladonna, and tough, dissonant guitar work. "Don't Look Down" is a morose meditation on the pain and confusion at the end of a relationship featuring a quiet, somber vocal; "Tricky Thing" is a grinding, gospel-flavored rocker, while "Angry, Hostile, Ugly" is a swaggering blues that brings to mind Howlin' Wolf at his most treacherous. Everett's vocal here is diabolical, full of menace and aggravation. Mr. Good Times does have a couple of tunes that might find their way onto progressive country stations. "Let's Begin Again" is a love ballad with Dan Cohen's slide guitar mimicking the sound of pedal steel and an erotic growling vocal from Everett and the slow two-steppin' "Good Times," although its ironic lyric might be a stretch for the average country music fan. But most of the album features the dark, bluesy, metallic swamp rock sound of his signature hit. ~ j. poet, Rovi
Don't expect a reprise of Red Revelations, this is a very different album - thoughtful, opinionated, varied and all the better for it. Some of the lyrics are politically astute or making social comment but always with humour and great music. God Made You Mean and Angry Hostile Ugly are reminiscent of Red Rev but there is also a rich mixture from rock to ballads and every one of them memorable. Buy it - whatever your taste there'll be at least three songs that grab you but after playing it a few times you won't be able to pick a favourite!
Buy it...you won't be disappointed :-))
It kinda grows on you!!
After previewing this album, I didn't think it was for me. However, I was talked into buying it and I'm really glad I did. If you listen to tracks the whole way through they definately start to grow on you. So even if the previews aren't your cup of tea.... buy it anyway, you won't regret it :-)
Born: 1972 in Evansville, IN
Years Active: '00s, '10s