Flynnville Train

Flynnville Train

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After one of their self-released albums made its way into the hands of Toby Keith, he signed Flynnville Train to his Show Dog logo for their major-label debut. It's easy to see why he was impressed. The Train's sound combines the best features of Southern boogie, redneck rock and honky tonk country into a loud, high energy presentation thatSee more details below

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After one of their self-released albums made its way into the hands of Toby Keith, he signed Flynnville Train to his Show Dog logo for their major-label debut. It's easy to see why he was impressed. The Train's sound combines the best features of Southern boogie, redneck rock and honky tonk country into a loud, high energy presentation that jumps out of the speakers and knocks you flat with its rowdy, in-yer-face attitude. The only drawback is the sometimes formulaic material, supplied by the usual Nashville suspects. Since the band made its rep on the strength of their original material, it would have been nice to see more of their own work on the disc, since the two cuts they did land -- "High on the Mountain" and "Truck Stop in the Sky" -- show so much promise. "High on the Mountain" is a bluesy stomp with an inspirational message, exuberant vocals, and a squalling guitar solo by Brent Flynn. "Truck Stop in the Sky" is a road song that may well prove to be a classic, a chooglin' rocker about life and death on the road, again featuring Brent's slashing guitar. Most of the album is composed of rockers that make up for their pedestrian lyrics with the band's muscular performance. "Last Good Time" kicks the album off with a boisterous salute to drinkin', smokin', dancin', and loud music, and introduces Brent 's slashing guitar work and his brother Brian's snarling vocals. "Tequila Sheila" is another potential party anthem, a rocker in praise of mendacious women and the pleasures of booze. "Honky Tonk Jail" is a boisterous cousin to "Jailhouse Rock" that compares the honky tonk life to a life sentence, but the band's enthusiasm belies the song's cautionary message. Sideman Kevin McHendree supplies some serious honky tonk piano and Brent delivers another sweat drenched guitar solo. "Nowhere Than Somewhere" is a weeper bemoaning the loss of a good woman, with a clever turn of phrase and a soulful vocal from Brian Flynn. The power ballad "Redneck Side of Me" and the salacious rocker "Red Nekkid" are the weakest tracks, collections of clichés that almost make you cringe, although "Red Nekkid" probably comes off better in concert than it does on record.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2007
Label:
Show Dog Nashville
UPC:
0852313001294
catalogNumber:
11

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flynnville Train   Primary Artist
Jimmy Clark   Fiddle,Steel Guitar,Horn,Squeezebox
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Wesley Robinson   Bass
Brian Flynn   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Tommy Bales   Percussion,Drums
Brent Flynn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Tim Beeler   Bass,Bass Guitar
Kevin McHendree   Piano,Keyboards
Traci Anderson   Vocals
Kevin Groce   Vocals
Wes Robinson   Bass Guitar
Jeremy Patterson   Guitar
Courtney Steenbergen   Vocals
Richard Young   Guitar
Megan Wells   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
David Barrick   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ken Love   Mastering
Paul Raymond   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Fred Young   Composer
Neal Coty   Composer
Karen Cronin   Art Direction
Wesley Robinson   Composer
Scotty Emerick   Composer
Brian Flynn   Composer
David Flynn   Composer
Flynnville Train   Audio Production
Tommy Bales   Composer
Brent Flynn   Composer
Jerrod Niemann   Composer
Jeremy Patterson   Composer
Tom Douglas   Composer
Richard Young   Audio Production

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