Cody McCarver [Reissue]

Cody McCarver [Reissue]

by Cody McCarver
     
 

Confederate Railroad may be a Southern rock band, but on his own, keyboard player Cody McCarver aims at the mainstream of contemporary country on his self-titled album. McCarver has a resonant tenor-baritone and a Tennessee Southern accent, and the songs sound like Hank Williams, Jr. castoffs,…  See more details below

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Confederate Railroad may be a Southern rock band, but on his own, keyboard player Cody McCarver aims at the mainstream of contemporary country on his self-titled album. McCarver has a resonant tenor-baritone and a Tennessee Southern accent, and the songs sound like Hank Williams, Jr. castoffs, full of braggadocio ("Country Badass" is one title) and tough-guy heartbreak. His only songwriting contribution is the leadoff track, "Through God's Eyes," which has the advantage of some real autobiography (like one of the characters in it, McCarver's father was jailed for murdering his wife's lover), but still comes across as simpleminded Southern homespun philosophy. Recording at the Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, McCarver does give his take to some slightly pop-oriented material, including the celebrity-conscious "Sunset Boulevard" and two songs directly adapted from the pop
ock realm. He's one for two in those selections. "Chosen One," aka the theme from The Sopranos, with its opening lines, "Woke up this morning/Got yourself a gun," seems custom-made for a country treatment and works well. But Rod Stewart's icky '70s seduction ballad "Tonight's the Night" is no less icky as sung by McCarver. That's it for the innovations here. But this album serves as a reminder that, anytime Toby Keith gets tired of working, there's someone waiting in the wings. [The album was reissued in 2009.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923476320
catalogNumber:
4763
Rank:
202709

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Tracks

  1. Through God's Eyes  - Cody McCarver
  2. Red Flag  - Cody McCarver
  3. Chosen One  - Cody McCarver
  4. Sunset  - Cody McCarver
  5. Look What You've Done  - Cody McCarver
  6. Country Badass  - Cody McCarver
  7. It Should've Been Me  - Cody McCarver
  8. White Trash With Money  - Cody McCarver
  9. Tonight's The Night  - Cody McCarver
  10. Hard To Be Honest  - Cody McCarver
  11. The Cure  - Cody McCarver

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cody McCarver   Primary Artist
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
George Doering   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Danny Parks   Electric Guitar
Dan Petty   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jimmy Dormire   Electric Guitar
Joey Waronker   Drums
Danny Shirley   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jeff Babko   Keyboards
Tommy Farragher   Bass

Technical Credits

Rod Stewart   Composer
Walt Aldridge   Composer
Joe Chiccarelli   Engineer
Dan Mitchell   Producer
Csaba Petocz   Producer
Mike Reid   Composer
Chris Rowe   Engineer
Tom Hambridge   Composer
Danny Shirley   Composer
Andrew Dorff   Composer
John Saylor   Engineer
Shane Minor   Composer
Buck Moore   Composer
Aldo Ruggiero   Engineer
Cody McCarver   Composer,Producer
Bart Allmand   Composer
John Ramey   Composer
Sean Truskowski   Engineer
Jeffery Steele   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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