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Album Review

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

Customer Reviews

Best yet!

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 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

Genre: Country

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Born in Indiana but raised in Texas, singer/songwriter Jace Everett spent his formative years playing bass and singing in his church youth group. Enamored by both gospel music and the works of country artists like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, Everett -- despite taking a stab at collegiate life at Belmont University in Nashville -- seemed destined for the music business. After quitting school, he toured the world in a pop cover band, eventually getting married and fathering a child before moving...
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  • £7.99
  • Genres: Country, Music, Rock
  • Released: 19 September 2011

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