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Album Review

In a recent interview, Shooter Jennings claimed that Electric Rodeo was actually recorded before Put the "O" Back in Country, which was released first. Sonically, Electric Rodeo is louder, rawer, more upfront rock & roll than its predecessor, though there are solid, old-school country tunes here as well: the wild fiddle stomp of "Manifesto No. 2," and the broken love song "Aviators," with its spoken word intro and whinnying pedal steel. But as the title suggests, for the most part, Electric Rodeo is a hardcore, roaring country-rock record. Jennings' band — Leroy Powell on guitar, Brian Keeling on drums, and Ted Kamp on bass with Robby Turner on steel, and backing vocals by no less than Bonnie Bramlett — are a crack crew. They swagger and slither and stomp, but they know how to whisper, too. On tracks such as the title, "Little White Lines," "Bad Magick," and the jet-propelled swamp funk of "Alligator Chomp" — with a guest vocal by Tony Joe White — Jennings uses angular Texas blues, hard rock/arena rock dynamics — complete with Mac Truck volume guitars — tight, big whomp drums, and the almighty riff to get his hell-raising message across. There are also some more outlaw country-styled cuts such as "It Ain't Easy," "Goin' to Carolina," "Some Rowdy Women," "The Song Is Still Slipping Away," and "Hair of the Dog." They recall the brand of historic country music Jennings' father helped to pioneer in the 1970s. The term "outlaw" is simply a musically descriptive word now; it's not meant to be a millstone around Shooter's neck — even though he directly references Waylon often (and let's face it, if anyone has a right to do that, it's him). Electric Rodeo is solid; it's full of ragged road poetry, defiant rowdyism, and restless, rust-stained, country-soul, with plenty of its own charisma.

Customer Reviews

So when does the 3rd record come out?

Note to Shooter: A little more tempo on your next album would grrrrreat. While I really liked his first effort PUT THE O BACK IN COUNTRY, it too, had a number of slower tunes, mostly during the 2nd half of the record. His latest, ELECTRIC RODEO, has a tempo problem early and often. Makes me go sleepy-sleep. Tempo issues aside, the songs here are good. They're just not nearly as good as the ones on the previous cd. If you're a Shooter fan, you'll want to put this in the collection. If you're looking to get your first taste of Shooter, buy PUT THE O BACK IN COUNTRY. Side note: You have to give the guy credit. He certainly did a fine job of making his sophomore album sound nothing like his first. This, however, can sometimes disturb the loyal fans.

Numero 2

I have to say first off that I personally liked the first album better. Not due to the quality of the songs, but due to the songs themselves. I just related to them better. With that said, I love this album too. Shooter is my favorite artist out there right now. The 357's are incredible. I am looking forward to Leroy's album soon. Anyways, do yourself a favor and get this album. I got it from the store so I could have the jacket and liner notes. I only do that with my favorite bands.

Very Close

My favorites from the first album were those quiet acoustic moments like "Lonesome Blues, Solid Country Gold"," The Letter" and "My Song to You". Those songs (to me) gave a glimpse into Shooter's soul. I feel like the new album lacks that soul. No doubt it offers glimpses, like "Gone to Carolina", "Hair of the Dog" and "Aviators" it's just a tenth not as good. But! realize that 9/10 of Shooter is still better that 6005/10 of Rascal Flats!!!!!!

Biography

Born: May 19, 1979

Genre: Country

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The only son of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings literally spent his childhood on a tour bus. Born Waylon Albright Jennings, Shooter was playing drums by the time he was five years old and had already begun taking piano lessons, only to break them off and follow his own path to an understanding of the instrument. He discovered guitar at 14 and rock & roll (particularly Southern rock and the loose-limbed hard rock of Guns N' Roses) at 16. Soon he moved from Nashville...
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