Carrying On

Carrying On

by Montgomery Gentry
     
 

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Feeling testosterone-deprived? Not to worry. Montgomery Gentry's Carrying On is a powerful manifesto for those who believe this is a man's, man's, man's world. With unrelenting fury, country's dynamic duo churn out a dozen tracks that assert the virtues of men living hard and on their own terms. This not-so-delicate macho philosophy is underscored by muscularSee more details below

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Feeling testosterone-deprived? Not to worry. Montgomery Gentry's Carrying On is a powerful manifesto for those who believe this is a man's, man's, man's world. With unrelenting fury, country's dynamic duo churn out a dozen tracks that assert the virtues of men living hard and on their own terms. This not-so-delicate macho philosophy is underscored by muscular guitar lines, bluesy baritone vocals, and a rock-solid rhythm section working hard to keep it all bolted down. The album-opening hard-country burner "She Couldn't Change Me" tells the tale of a good ol' boy who gets the last laugh when his gal finds out that the hip-hop life she dumps him for lacks the constancy and comfort of his simple country ways. In "My Father's Son," Eddie Montgomery and Troy Lee Gentry move into Mellencamp-style rock in celebrating the rewards of a nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic handed down by three generations of males in the family. Those who live hard also fall hard: "Cold One Comin' On," with echoes of the Allman Brothers in its wailing twin guitars, passes for a reflective moment in its contemplation of drinking to salve the wound left by a woman who walked out on the man who done her wrong. Primal and potent, Carrying On is country for carnivores.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On their second album, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry continue to resurrect the sound and persona of Southern rock and outlaw country performers like Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band. They may not have been much involved in the songwriting for this album, managing one co-writing credit each along with Kenny Beard on "Lucky to Be Here" and spreading the rest of the writing among no less than 23 other names, but that large staff knew to craft a collection of songs full of boastful Southern pride and not a little belligerence. For the most part, the sentiments never go too far, restricting themselves to playful bluster, though on one occasion the duo takes on an issue it might have been better advised to leave alone. That's when, in "Carrying On," they sing, "It ain't nobody's business what kind of flag I fly 'cause that's my right." Getting into the Confederate flag controversy may well attract attention to them, but not necessarily the kind they want. Southern clannishness is one thing, but the Klan is another. That's the exception, however, since Montgomery Gentry usually is careful only to put on the airs of rebelliousness without actually being offensive. Similarly, the music never turns into real barroom stomp or bluesy country-rock, skirting the edge of a hard sound but never boiling over. That's why the correct comparisons are to softer acts like Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker rather than real rowdies like Hank Williams, Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Next time around, the duo ought to try varying the message a little bit; all these songs about what he-men they are make it sound like they're trying to hard to be macho, especially when the music doesn't entirely back up the boasts.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886973607527
catalogNumber:
736075
Rank:
86765

Tracks

  1. She Couldn't Change Me  -  Montgomery Gentry
  2. My Father's Son  -  Montgomery Gentry
  3. The Fine Line  -  Montgomery Gentry
  4. Cold One Comin' On  -  Montgomery Gentry
  5. While the World Goes Down the Drain  -  Montgomery Gentry
  6. Hellbent on Saving Me  -  Montgomery Gentry
  7. Carrying On  -  Montgomery Gentry
  8. Ramblin' Man  -  Montgomery Gentry
  9. Black Jack Fletcher and Mississippi Sam  -  Montgomery Gentry
  10. Lucky to Be Here  -  Montgomery Gentry
  11. Too Hard to Handle... Too Free to Hold  -  Montgomery Gentry
  12. Tried and True  -  Montgomery Gentry

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Montgomery Gentry   Primary Artist
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Eric Darken   Percussion
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar,Electric Dobro
Paul Leim   Percussion,Drums
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Gary Lunn   Bass
Anthony Martin   Background Vocals
Steve Nathan   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Joe Scaife   Background Vocals
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Beaird   Banjo
Randy Sorrells   Steel Guitar
Eddie Montgomery   Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Anthony Martin   Producer
Joe Scaife   Producer
Jim Rushing   Composer
Rollow Welch   Art Direction
Hank Williams   Mastering
Scooter Carusoe   Composer

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