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Album Review

The second album by the Randy Rogers Band should sound oddly familiar to any rock fans whose first exposure to country music came in the New Traditionalist era of the '80s, post-Urban Cowboy but pre-Garth Brooks. Produced by Radney Foster (half of the duo Foster & Lloyd, one of the great country-rock acts of that time) in Rogers' hometown of Austin, Rollercoaster is country music performed with rock & roll spunk instead of the usual Nashville candy-coating. The fact that the album was recorded with Rogers' road band instead of the usual anonymous session musicians gives a casual, lived-in feel to the songs that suits Rogers' traditional style. First single "Tonight's Not the Night" is typical of the album, a slightly rueful song about a troubled relationship that sounds as much like the Eagles as it does Dwight Yoakam, although the album's high point is the harder-rocking "This Time Around," a ripping kiss-off to a former flame set to the album's catchiest tune.

Customer Reviews


This album is about as good as it gets. It has everything that you need. From the first track, "Down and Out" to the last, this album truly rides like a rollercoaster full of highs, lows, goods, bads, happy times, sad times, and fun. You can tell that Rogers and the band have really started to focus their talent. Goeff Hill's guitar and Brady Black's fiddle sound as if that the instruments themselves are almost capable of feeling emotion while Jon Richardson's bass and Les Lawless' drums are always solid and in-the-pocket. Rogers' lyrics tell tales with the craft of a man beyond his years. Key Tracks: "Down and Out", "Somebody Take Me Home", and "They Call it the Hill Country".

my favorit band now

kiss me in the dark is on of the best songs ever i have it up there with sweet home alabama


This is a great CD! Randy writes good songs and has a great voice.


Born: Cleburne, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '00s, '10s

From an early age, music was an important part of Randy Rogers' life. Rogers was raised in Cleburne, Texas, and his great-grandmother taught him how to play the piano at age six, and by 11 he was writing his own songs and learning chords on the guitar. After some time spent in a backing band, Rogers decided that he wanted to front his own group, and soon he and some friends from college formed the Randy Rogers Band, releasing their debut album, Live at Cheatham St. Warehouse, recorded at the bar...
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